Feb 1, 2016
Category: Host Cities  Women's Races  Stage 1  Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4 

Last year’s inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered by SRAM was a sensational success showcasing a peloton filled with the world’s fastest female cyclists competing in a three-day stage race followed by an invitational time trial event. The ante is being upped in a big way in 2016 as the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered by SRAM, taking place May 19-22, is part of the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour and will include the first ever women’s team time trial as Stage 2 of America’s Greatest Race.

Jan 31, 2016
Category: General  Host Cities  Stage 1  Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4  Stage 5  Stage 6  Stage 7  Stage 8 

This week, we finally got a look at the challenging route for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, which was revealed at a media event presented by Visit California. From top to bottom – actually that should be from bottom to top since for only the second time ever, the race will travel south to north – the courses for the May 15-22 event will showcase California’s breathtaking beauty while taking the breath of the world’s most accomplished cyclists in a stage race that could be described as long and tall. The route for the eleventh edition of America’s Greatest Race is one of the longest in race history at nearly 800 miles and one of the tallest with almost 65,000 feet of climbing.

Jan 25, 2016
Category: Women's Races 

Pro cycling is a little poorer with the early retirement of UCI World Champion Greta Neimanas. One of the reasons the Amgen Tour of California was created was to showcase inspiring athletic achievement and the Twenty16 rider is as inspiring as any athlete who has ever pedaled a bicycle. Neimanas is categorized as a paracyclist, but she is a cyclist pure and simple - and a courageous pioneer to boot. The 27-year-old Evanston, Illinois native was the first American and only the second female paracyclist ever to sign a contract with a professional cycling team. Neimanas was also the first paracyclist ever to compete in the Amgen Tour of California.

Jan 20, 2016
Category: General 

It wasn’t even close. The yearend numbers are in and Californians rode more than any other state in the U.S. in 2015 by a huge margin, according to tallies released by GPS athletic tracking app Strava. Additionally, nine of the top 10 cycling segments in 2015 were in California. The numbers released by Strava affirms what we already knew and confirms why America’s Greatest Race takes place in the Golden State: California’s inviting weather and diverse terrain makes it the best state in America to ride. 

Dec 31, 2015
Category: Training  Health Tips 

Contrary to what most people think, California does indeed have four seasons and heading out to ride in winter can be a bone-chilling experience. But if you dress appropriately from head to toe, the Golden State is one of the few states where you can enjoy riding outdoors year round. After returning from a ride, I thought of a few suggestions to help you ride comfortably in California this season.

Dec 30, 2015
Category: General  Culture  Videos 

Cycling and technology have always powered imaginations and last week’s imaginative holiday video from Team Sky caused a buzz of electricity on social media. The “Oh Watt A Wonderful Christmas” (http://po.st/TeamSkyXmas2015) shoot took months of planning and required a whole lot of clever creativity and ingenuity along with over 1500 watts pedaled simultaneously by former British National Road Race champion Ian Stannard and two-time Amgen Tour of California stage winner Ben Swift to light 5,000 fairy lights wrapped around “painstakingly-positioned bike parts.”

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