May 12, 2015
Category: Stage 2  Stage 3 

What a difference a day makes. Stage 2 of America’s Greatest Race, a 120.4-mile pedal from Nevada City to Lodi, culminated in another group gallop that saw the Amgen Tour of California yellow jersey leader Mark Cavendish (Ettix-Quick-Step) win in a photo finish over rival Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Drapac’s Wouter Wippert. Unfortunately there were some casualties out on course.

May 11, 2015
Category: Host Cities  Stage 1 

It was quite an opening – and closing – day Sunday in Sacramento on a magnificent Mother’s Day at the Amgen Tour of California. The men’s ten anniversary race got started under cloudless blue skies and abundant sunshine as the first women’s stage race empowered with SRAM came to a thrilling conclusion. The crowd Sunday was thick and arrived early to enjoy a full day of bike racing. What a treat they received from the star-studded pelotons.

May 10, 2015
Category: General  Stage 1 

It’s finally quiet at the official race hotel in Sacramento after a non-stop hive of activity in advance of Sunday’s start to the tenth anniversary Amgen Tour of California. Riders went out for an couple hours on the bike Saturday to open up their legs while mechanics, soigneurs and directors spent the day prepping bikes, bodies, beverages and battle plans. Race directors, officials, staffers, marshals, sponsors and the media had meetings scheduled from morning into the night. There are more than one thousand people in the caravan of this traveling juggernaut known as America’s Greatest Race that will visit thirteen host cities linked by 724 racing miles over the next eight days.

May 7, 2015
Category: Women's Races 

Lots of headlines are being written about the tenth anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California, but just as historic is the first-ever three-day stage race attracting the best women cyclists from around the globe to compete at the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM launching Friday, May 8 in South Lake Tahoe. The field of 84 athletes consisting of world and national champions and Olympians from 14 professional teams will do battle in two challenging road races starting and finishing both days at the Heavenly Mountain Resort before venturing to Sacramento for the Stage 3 circuit race.

Apr 28, 2015
Category: Host Cities  Stage 4 

Each and every host city during the Amgen Tour of California does a terrific job making the peloton and fans feel welcome during the approximately 700-mile sojourn from Northern to Southern California. As one of thirteen cities selected to host a stage start or finish during America’s Greatest Race, they usually find a unique way to distinguish themselves in the whirlwind the riders experience while passing through countless cities, towns and villages during the race. The charming beach and wine town of Pismo Beach captured our hearts last year when their adorable children gathered to send the riders off ahead of the day’s arduous stage adorned with a special keepsake.

Apr 13, 2015
Category: Races  The Classics 

Sprinters hate finishing second. Last May, John Degenkolb had to settle for being the runner-up in the two sprint stages that bookended the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. But since then, Degenkolb has morphed into one of the world’s best sprinters and classics riders having won the points jersey at last year’s Vuelta a Espana and two of this spring’s cycling monuments, Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix.

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