May 21, 2014
Category: General 

Three days after the conclusion of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, my body has stopped hurting yet I’m exhausted from my ten days traveling with race. Hours after the Stage 2 time trial, a friend sent me a text after he saw the up close and personal photos I’d been posting of the riders asking if all I’m doing is schmoozing with the athletes. Far from it. Let me tell you what it was really like living, eating, traveling and working with the pro peloton.

May 20, 2014
Category: General 

Let the silly season begin. As several of the riders commented at post-race press conferences during last week’s Amgen Tour of California, Peter Sagan in unique and two days after the Slovak superstar won his fifth consecutive sprint points title in the race through the Golden State, rumors are already swirling about which team he will ride for next year.

May 19, 2014
Category: General  Stage 8 

It was the final day of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California and I wanted to pull off something big for The Insider. Thanks to Melinda and Fitzalan, the PR pros handling Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first professional cycling team on which every athlete has Type 1 diabetes, I went on the ride of my life on Sunday in Thousand Oaks on the Stage 8 circuit.

May 18, 2014
Category: General  Stage 8 

For the fifth time, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) departs the Amgen Tour of California as the Visit California Sprint Points winner. The speedy Slovak felt tremendous relief after winning Stage 7, his 11th California career stage win extending his reign as the winningest rider in Amgen Tour of California history. Entering Sunday’s final stage with Green Monster confidence, he knew the hilly circuit starting and finishing in Thousand Oaks would be difficult for the pure sprinters and thought it would be his day again.  

May 18, 2014
Category: General 

Some people have criticized 2014 Amgen Tour of California winner Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) as being cold and heartless, but the display of emotion that burst forth after he crossed the Stage 8 finish line in Thousand Oaks was anything but. Wiggins left his bike by the side of the stage, ran across the street, hopped a barrier and rushed into the waiting arms of his wife and two children. It was a rare and beautiful moment to behold.

May 17, 2014
Category: General  Health Tips 

One of the big stories this week at the ninth Amgen Tour of California has been the oppressive heat wave blanketing the entire state resulting in triple-digit temperatures. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ramin Modabber spoke to the media after Stage 7 in Pasadena to discuss how the riders, race staff and spectators were affected.

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