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.

Jun 10, 2014
Category: Rider Interviews  Stage 5 

It was great to hear Taylor Phinney’s enthusiastic voice this morning on a media conference call from the Park City Medical Center in Park City, Utah where the U.S. National Time Trial Champion continues his recovery from the broken left tibula that he sustained Memorial Day during the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional National Road Race Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Jun 8, 2014
Category: Races  Tour de France 

2013 Amgen Tour of California winner Tejay van Garderen decided not to defend his King of California crown at this year’s race in order to prepare for his first Tour de France as leader of BMC Racing. Instead, the American used the time to train at altitude in Colorado and do reconnaissance of key stages ahead of July’s French rendezvous.

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