Category: Tour of California
The Tour de France has the yellow jersey; the Giro d'Italia has the pink. The overall leading cyclist of the inaugural Amgen Tour of California will wear dark gold.
Voler Team Apparel is the official cycling jersey sponsor for the Tour, which begins Feb. 19 for an 8-day, 600-mile stage race around the golden state. The Grover Beach, California-based company (Voler is pronounced vo-LAY) is providing the jerseys in five competitions.
The five jersey styles …
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Unless you live on the West Coast, you bike racing fans might want to brush up on your VCR skills to videotape stages of the upcoming Amgen Tour of California from Feb. 19-26.
The Tour has been touting its prime time coverage on ESPN2. But checking the online EPSN2 TV schedule, I see that must be “prime time” on the West Coast. …
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A who's who of top US pro cyclists will compete in this month's Amgen Tour of California bike race. While race organizers emailed out a list of six “elite Americans” who might be a factor in race, it by no means covered all the high-profile racers who are expected to compete.
Leading that list of top US riders bicycling in the February event is George Hincapie (Discovery Channel). Lance Armstrong's long-time teammate on Postal and Discovery, Hincapie (left) achieved a stage win at last year's Tour de France.
But Discovery is also sending American Tom Danielson …
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The Race to Replace is the name of an Internet and TV campaign that the Discovery Channel is launching to hype up the question of Lance Armstrong's replacement as leader of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.
Who will it be? The team presented 27 cyclists from 15 countries on its roster at a press conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday; a handful could be counted as candidates.
Probably the leading contender for the American audience is George Hincapie …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/01/25/the-race-to-replace/
Some hotel operators in the host cities along the route for the Amgen Tour of California know how to make their pro-cyclist guests happy: put pasta on the breakfast menu.
About a dozen California cities are preparing for an onslaught of spandex hordes when the Amgen Tour of California cyclists come their way sometime between Feb. 19-26.
Host cities like …
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Team CSC has announced at least three American teammates will ride in the inaugural Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, which runs from Feb. 19 to 26.
In a press release, CSC says:
“Among the Team CSC riders scheduled to compete in the event are Americans Bobby Julich, a bronze medal winner in the 2004 Olympics and Christian …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/01/11/team-csc-brings-americans-to-tour-of-california/
Levi Leipheimer, one of three US cyclists with a shot at winning next year's Tour de France, is taking it easy in the off-season at his home in Santa Rosa.
The soft-spoken 32-year-old told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat that he's been mountain biking Annadel and Spring Lake with his cycling mates this fall, but last week started riding his racing …
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You're not a bike racer. Is there another way to get in on the action at next February's Amgen Tour of California?
The Tour's website lists the need for dozens of volunteers during the bike race from Feb. 19 – 26. Ten cities are involved in the bike race, and the route covers about 700 miles of roadway from …
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After months of silence, organizers for the Tour of California publicly launched the bicycle race down the starting ramp on Wednesday.
AEG announced the route, the teams and the sponsors for the eight stage bicycle race scheduled for Feb 19-26.
The race begins in San Francisco, crosses the Golden Gate to Sausalito, then Santa Rosa, Martinez, San Jose, the Monterey …
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(Updated April 27) What kind of a chance for success does the Tour of California bicycle race have next year?
Considering the popularity of the Tour de Georgia, I certainly gave it a spot on the podium. That is until Monday, when the potentially biggest draw for the race, Lance Armstrong, announced he was retiring from pro bicycle racing after this year's Tour …
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