May 2, 2014
Category: General  Breakaway from Cancer  Gala  Lifestyle Festival 

Man, is it close! We are just over a week away from the start of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. So much to do before I pack up the car for the drive to Sacramento ahead of the Stage 1 start on Sunday, May 11.

Apr 28, 2014
Category: General  Health Tips  Breakaway from Cancer  Lifestyle Festival 

Attending America’s Greatest Race is a fun and exciting day for all and one of the highlights is visiting the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival located at each of the finish line host cities. Thousands of spectators gather at the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival where they can watch the race on outdoors video screens while awaiting the arrival of the peloton for the thrilling finish. There is so much to see, do and learn that you can literally spend all day at the festival enjoying live music, food and beverages, entertainment and interactive experiences, shop for race merchandise, play games, and discover and demo new cycling products along with the latest tips for healthy living.

Apr 26, 2014
Category: Breakaway from Cancer  Breakaway Mile 

There isn’t a single person reading this who has not been touched by cancer – you yourself or one of your family members, friends, neighbors, teammates, classmates or work colleagues. It’s only April and so far this year I lost a family member, one of my closest friends lost his father, my girlfriend’s father had multiple surgeries and has been hospitalized for several weeks, and one of my long-time cycling buddies is presently fighting for his life – all because of cancer. That’s why Amgen’s Breakaway Mile is so important.

Apr 15, 2014
Category: General  Breakaway from Cancer 

Cycling is a colorful sport with all those vibrantly-colored jerseys. Even newbies know that the rider wearing the yellow jersey is the race leader (in most major stage races). But not all riders are built with the same body type or the same skillset. Some athletes are more muscular and generate tremendous power in thrilling sprints. Others are wiry featherweights capable of ascending mountains like angels. There are five highly-coveted jerseys and competitions within the competition that riders will be fighting for at next month’s Amgen Tour of California.

Apr 5, 2014
Category: L'Etape du California  Breakaway from Cancer 

Hundreds of SoCal cyclists will get a feel of what the Amgen Tour of California riders will experience on Stage 8 at Sunday morning’s L’Etape du California in Thousand Oaks. Cyclists will ride the 20-mile loop that the pro peloton will complete four times on the final day of this year’s race. It is the same circuit that was used on the last stage of the 2010 ATOC, which saw Canadian Ryder Hesjedal ride to victory after climbing 8,800 feet on the challenging route that was lined with a massive, enthusiastic throng staked out on the famed Rock Store climb on Mulholland Drive that made it look like it was a Tour de France mountain stage.