Jun 25, 2014
Category: Races 

Apparently the only thing that can slow the fastest man on two wheels is bronchitis. Reigning British champion and two-time 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage winner Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick-Step) will not defend his throne at this Sunday’s British National Road Championship due to the virus in his chest that he picked up during the Tour de Suisse. Instead, Cav will rest and recover to make sure he is healthy ahead of the Tour de France Grand Depart on July 5 on UK soil.

Jun 23, 2014
Category: Races  Stage 6 

Esteban Chaves announced his arrival to the world last month when the Orica GreenEDGE rider won Stage 6 of Amgen Tour of California and he did it again on Saturday. The 24-year-old Colombian used his ability to climb like an angel to win Stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse much like he did atop California’s Mountain High. This time, Chaves used the final kilometers of the hors categorie Alpine climb of the Verbier to claim his first WorldTour victory.

Jun 17, 2014
Category: Races  Tour de France 

Two of the Amgen Tour of California’s biggest stars, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) continue their march toward next month’s Tour de France by competing this week at the 9-day Tour de Suisse, the final tune-up race ahead of the July 5th Grand Depart in Leeds. Four of the nine stages are already in the books with each man snatching a stage victory.

Jun 8, 2014
Category: Races  Tour de France 

2013 Amgen Tour of California winner Tejay van Garderen decided not to defend his King of California crown at this year’s race in order to prepare for his first Tour de France as leader of BMC Racing. Instead, the American used the time to train at altitude in Colorado and do reconnaissance of key stages ahead of July’s French rendezvous.

Jun 3, 2014
Category: Races  Videos 

The exhilarating sprint battles between fastmen Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) at the recent Amgen Tour of California previewed the thrilling high-speed clashes to come during July’s Tour de France. Cav is the world’s fastest man on flatter roads while Sagan, the reigning two-time winner of the green sprint points jersey at Le Tour, excels when the road tilts up making him dangerous on stages that typically break the legs of pure sprinters.

May 29, 2014
Category: Races 

"When I came back from Amgen Tour of California, I wasn't feeling good. I was feeling a bit sick and then with the jet lag on top of it, it was a bit rough. It took me some time to get back to where I was before California. I came here with a lot of questions about how my legs would feel and how I would compare to the rest,” said Omega Pharma-Quick-Step’s Tom Boonen at the Baloise Belgium Tour, which began Wednesday (May 28) and continues through June 1.

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