Category: Tour of California
If you want to mingle with the elite pro cyclists, you might get a chance if you volunteer for the 2007 Amgen Tour of California, which runs Feb. 18 – 25.
The Union Cycliste Internationale-sanctioned bike race covers some 700 miles of California highway and visits 12 host cities during its run. Volunteers are needed along the course and at the arriving and departing cities.
Among the positions sought are …
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“I thought it was great; every race doesn't have to be an epic death march. It was an exceptional course that made for exceptional racing. The top 10 was tightly packed (only 1:58 separated Landis from No. 10 finisher Jason McCartney of Discovery Channel). It made things more exciting; it added to the drama.”
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/03/01/bicycle-quote-tour-of-california-stages/
If you're looking for pictures from eight-stage Amgen Tour of California, you should check out the Grassy Knoll Project at Steephill.tv.
There are quite a few collaborators in this project, which involved Tour spectators uploading their pictures onto the Steephill website.
There are more than 1,000 images listed by stage and by time, so you can determine when a picture was …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/03/01/grassy-knoll-project-pix-from-tour-of-california/
“I'd like to think I can keep improving, but at this point, I'm here to help Lance. I'm not saving anything for me. I'll worry about that a few months from now or next year or whenever.” …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/28/bicycle-quote-whenever-is-now-for-landis/
If you enjoyed the just-completed Amgen Tour of California, you might enjoy reading about the first Tour of California bike race in 1971.
Sponsored by Velo Sport Bicycles, Raleigh Bicycles, and the Bear Valley Resort, the 8-day road race covered more than 800 miles in Central California during the month of August.
A bike racer, Laurie Schmidtke, wrote into race …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/27/race-diary-from-original-tour-of-california-1971/
This inaugural Amgen Tour of California is in the books now. Let's hope it forecasts great things for US cyclists this coming season.
Floyd Landis (Phonak), left, carried his 29-second lead from Wednesday's individual time trial all the way through the remaining stages to the overall win on Sunday. He's joined on the podium by David Zabriskie and Bobby Julich (both of Team CSC), who finished second and third.
Just behind, in 4th place …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/27/floyd-landis-and-us-cycling-wins-tour-of-california/
Four jerseys. Four Americans. Although the Amgen Tour of California bike race comprises an international field of cyclists, riders from the US are in all the top positions.
Here's how the jersey competition stacks up after Stage 6, an 89-mile race from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks that was won by T-Mobile's Olaf Pollack.
General classification jersey: Floyd Landis, left, has held the overall lead by 29 seconds …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/26/the-race-for-jerseys-at-tour-of-california/
Who says bicycle racing is dead in America without Lance Armstrong?
The crowds that have been flocking to the Amgen Tour of California, and those following the race on the internet have been treated to plenty of excitement. How about today's breakaway that included Jens Voight of Team CSC and Viatcheslav Ekimov of Discovery Channel.
There was the suspense of whether they would be caught (they were), followed by the action of Discovery driving a freight train down the main drag of sunny Santa Barbara to deliver George Hincapie to his second Tour stage victory. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/24/route-it-and-they-will-come-stage-5-results-for-tour-of-california/
Intellectual Lint is a blog chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Amgen Tour of California webcasters.
The Tour of California website offers a live video feed, pictures and an RSS feed. You should be checking out the webcast; the whole operation has been getting a lot better the past few days.
What goes into putting together a daily webcast …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/02/24/tour-of-california-webcaster-blog/
American Floyd Landis retained the golden jersey in the Amgen Tour of California today, thanks to his Phonak team keeping the breakaways on the line.
But it was Juan José Haedo who once again surprised the sprinters and raced out front at the finish in San Luis Obispo. It's cool to see a virtual unknown racer beat the accomplished …
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