Feb 6, 2016
Category: General  Races  Women's Races 

Four former Amgen Tour of California winners have been in the news this week so let’s take a look at what’s going on with Michael Rogers, Chris Horner, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Trixi Worrack.

Jan 31, 2016
Category: General  Host Cities  Stage 1  Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4  Stage 5  Stage 6  Stage 7  Stage 8 

This week, we finally got a look at the challenging route for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, which was revealed at a media event presented by Visit California. From top to bottom – actually that should be from bottom to top since for only the second time ever, the race will travel south to north – the courses for the May 15-22 event will showcase California’s breathtaking beauty while taking the breath of the world’s most accomplished cyclists in a stage race that could be described as long and tall. The route for the eleventh edition of America’s Greatest Race is one of the longest in race history at nearly 800 miles and one of the tallest with almost 65,000 feet of climbing.

Jan 20, 2016
Category: General 

It wasn’t even close. The yearend numbers are in and Californians rode more than any other state in the U.S. in 2015 by a huge margin, according to tallies released by GPS athletic tracking app Strava. Additionally, nine of the top 10 cycling segments in 2015 were in California. The numbers released by Strava affirms what we already knew and confirms why America’s Greatest Race takes place in the Golden State: California’s inviting weather and diverse terrain makes it the best state in America to ride. 

Dec 30, 2015
Category: General  Culture  Videos 

Cycling and technology have always powered imaginations and last week’s imaginative holiday video from Team Sky caused a buzz of electricity on social media. The “Oh Watt A Wonderful Christmas” (http://po.st/TeamSkyXmas2015) shoot took months of planning and required a whole lot of clever creativity and ingenuity along with over 1500 watts pedaled simultaneously by former British National Road Race champion Ian Stannard and two-time Amgen Tour of California stage winner Ben Swift to light 5,000 fairy lights wrapped around “painstakingly-positioned bike parts.”

Dec 13, 2015
Category: General  L'Etape du California 

While being surrounded by loving family and friends during the holiday season should be at the very top of anyone’s wish list, gift giving is also synonymous with “the most wonderful time of the year.” And if your loved one happens to be a cyclist or a fan of the Amgen Tour of California, The Insider has six ideas to help make your gift the most memorable.

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.

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