Jun 26, 2014
Category: Tour de France 

While it hasn’t been an ideal build up to his first Tour de France as team leader, 2013 Amgen Tour of California winner Tejay van Garderen proclaims himself healthy and ready to lead American outfit BMC Racing in pursuit of yellow. The American who will be making his fourth start at the 21-stage Tour de France on July 5 will be joined by three teammates who competed in the recent romp around the Golden State: fellow American Peter Stetina, Greg Van Avermaet and Michael Schar. The rest of the squad includes veterans who helped guide Cadel Evans to victory at the 2011 French Tour: Marcus Burghardt, Amael Moinard, Daniel Oss and Peter Velits along with newcomer Darwin Atapuma, a Colombian climber.

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 24, 2014
Category: Tour de France 

WorldTour outfit Omega Pharma Quick-Step revealed the nine riders selected for the 2014 Tour de France with this cool video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3jyQWl7HgI.

Jun 23, 2014
Category: Nutrition  Cycling Tips  Lifestyle Festival 

It was a hot one last month during the Amgen Tour of California and everywhere you looked you saw the ubiquitous Skratch Labs neutral support vehicles mobilized to keep the peloton and race staff hydrated. I had never tried their drink mix and was grateful to receive half a dozen samples of the Exercise Hydration Mix to take home, which I put to the test out on the open road.

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.

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