Jul 30, 2015
Category: Women's Races  Tour de France 

Mother Nature played havoc on the women’s peloton last Sunday (July 26) at the second La Course by Le Tour de France. With the eyes of the entire cycling world focused on Paris’s stunning Champs-Élysées ahead of the Tour de France concluding Stage 21, the skies opened up turning the iconic cobbled streets comprising the 7km circuit into a virtual ice rink. Although it hadn’t rained on the Champs-Élysées for the men’s Tour finish in more than a decade, the women’s affair was crash-marred yet it didn’t dampen the fighting spirit of the turbo-charged world-class athletes participating in the sporting spectacle in front of thousands of spectators lining the course, including Amgen Tour of California executives Kristin Klein and Ryan Ung.

Jul 2, 2015
Category: Women's Races  Tour de France 

All eyes are focused on Europe as two of cycling’s grandest tours get started this weekend. A day after the international women’s peloton sets off on the 26th Giro Rosa from Slovenia on Friday (July 3) for ten days of world-class competition, the men will have their Grand Depart from Utrecht, The Netherlands on Saturday (July 4) at the Tour de France. A handful of Amgen Tour of California protagonists are expected to play major roles in this year’s edition of the Grand Boucle, which has been riding since 1903.

Jun 10, 2015
Category: Races  Women's Races  Stage 7 

It was a record-breaking Sunday this past weekend in the world of pro cycling with Amgen Tour of California standouts playing major roles. Let’s look back at what was truly a Super Sunday.

Jun 2, 2015
Category: Host Cities  Women's Races  Sweepstakes Series 

Last month’s inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race was a thrilling showcase for an international field comprised of world and national champions and Olympians. With the yellow jersey changing hands after all three days and the overall winner determined during the final stage through the aid of time bonuses, it was an edge-of-your-seat showdown set in South Lake Tahoe (first two stages) and Sacramento (Stage 3). Amongst the enthusiastic crowds lining the challenging courses was Melanie McMullen, contest winner of a VIP trip to attend the women’s race. Having attended the men’s race virtually every year, McMullen, a 54-year-old tech media communications business owner pictured left with spouse Hanna Hurley in the photo, was eager to support the women’s pro peloton and enjoyed the VIP experience.

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.

Oct 21, 2014
Category: Host Cities  Women's Races 

Now we know where we’re going on the tenth Amgen Tour of California. Hopefully you caught the Monday morning press conference held in Sacramento where America’s Greatest Race will start May 10, 2015 on a roughly 8-day, 700-mile journey from the State Capitol Building in Northern California to Southern California where the race will conclude in Pasadena on May 17. Amgen Tour of California and AEG honcho Kristin Bachochin announced the thirteen host cities for the men’s race along with the news that the world’s fastest women will compete for four days at a stage race and time trial powered by SRAM.

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