Dec 13, 2015
Category: General  L'Etape du California 

While being surrounded by loving family and friends during the holiday season should be at the very top of anyone’s wish list, gift giving is also synonymous with “the most wonderful time of the year.” And if your loved one happens to be a cyclist or a fan of the Amgen Tour of California, The Insider has six ideas to help make your gift the most memorable.

Jul 30, 2015
Category: Women's Races  Tour de France 

Mother Nature played havoc on the women’s peloton last Sunday (July 26) at the second La Course by Le Tour de France. With the eyes of the entire cycling world focused on Paris’s stunning Champs-Élysées ahead of the Tour de France concluding Stage 21, the skies opened up turning the iconic cobbled streets comprising the 7km circuit into a virtual ice rink. Although it hadn’t rained on the Champs-Élysées for the men’s Tour finish in more than a decade, the women’s affair was crash-marred yet it didn’t dampen the fighting spirit of the turbo-charged world-class athletes participating in the sporting spectacle in front of thousands of spectators lining the course, including Amgen Tour of California executives Kristin Klein and Ryan Ung.

Jul 29, 2015
Category: Tour de France 

Now that we’ve had a few days to peel ourselves off the couch and away from the wall-to-wall coverage on NBC Sports Network and VeloNews, we’re left with reflections of the 2015 edition of cycling’s grandest tour, Le Tour de France. And because this California-based Insider views all things through Oakley’s with a California tint, let’s take a look from an Amgen Tour of California perspective.

Jul 2, 2015
Category: Women's Races  Tour de France 

All eyes are focused on Europe as two of cycling’s grandest tours get started this weekend. A day after the international women’s peloton sets off on the 26th Giro Rosa from Slovenia on Friday (July 3) for ten days of world-class competition, the men will have their Grand Depart from Utrecht, The Netherlands on Saturday (July 4) at the Tour de France. A handful of Amgen Tour of California protagonists are expected to play major roles in this year’s edition of the Grand Boucle, which has been riding since 1903.

Jul 1, 2015
Category: Sweepstakes Series 

Cyclists always get a boost of motivation from new bike toys so imagine the jolt Michael Yuhas got when he found out that he won a Cannondale CAAD 10 3 Ultegra  in the Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes Series #4. The San Diegan, a category 4 racer who races with the San Diego Bicycle Club and is the director of the men’s development team, has already put his hot-looking matte black steed to the test on the SoCal racing circuit.

Jun 15, 2015
Category: Races  Tour de France 

Post-Amgen Tour of California, the buildup to the Tour de France continues. There was plenty of exciting international racing action this past week with a bevy of Golden State standouts standing out in the pro peloton.

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