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.

Apr 8, 2015
Category: General  L'Etape du California  Breakaway from Cancer  Breakaway Mile 

America’s Greatest Race is turning ten and there is a variety of ways for YOU to get involved. Let’s take a look at a sampling of the opportunities for you to participate in next month’s Amgen Tour of California.

Mar 4, 2015
Category: General 

Let’s be honest: most of us can only ever dream about what it’s like to race in the Amgen Tour of California, but for the fifth time, Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) is giving you the chance to ride every stage of America’s Greatest Race. Not only will you pedal every mile of all eight stages of the 10th anniversary race taking place May 10-17, 2015, but for one week you will live and be treated like a pro cyclist.

Feb 3, 2015
Category: General  Rider Interviews 

Landing on the final podium at last year’s Amgen Tour of California was a major breakthrough for Lawson Craddock, a sign of what’s to come from the talented Texan. The third place finisher was the top American and winner of the Best Young Rider competition. Brimful of promise, the 22-year-old Team Giant-Alpecin rider launched his 2015 campaign last month at the Santos Tour Down Under, the WorldTour season opener. Unfortunately, Craddock crashed out in stage 4 breaking his wrist, sternum and a rib. Presently, he’s back home in Austin, Texas convalescing.

Jul 11, 2014
Category: General  Tour de France 

Irvine, California resident Roger Realsen didn’t believe it was…well…real when he received an email and Facebook messages notifying him that he won the 2014 Amgen Tour of California Trek Sweepstakes.

May 31, 2014
Category: General 

During the recent Amgen Tour of California, Champion System not only provided the race leaders’ jerseys and skinsuits, but they outfitted the entire race staff in Champion System sportswear each day so I got hooked up nicely. But in my 30 years (gulp) as a cyclist, I had never ridden in one of their kits. Champion System’s marketing mavens Kelly and Katy generously sent me home with the great-looking specially-designed “California Bear” kit that was a hot-seller at the Lifestyle Festival. I took it out for a couple rides and it’s...well...a champion.

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