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.

Jun 5, 2014
Category: Women's Races 

Excitement is building ahead of next month’s first La Course by Le Tour de France, a circuit race for the world’s best female pro cyclists on the final day of the grandest Grand Tour. Hours ahead of the men’s Tour de France finish, one hundred women will race twelve laps on the streets of Paris including the finishing sprint on cycling’s most famous boulevard, the Champs-Élysées. Equal pay for equal work as the winner will receive 22,500 Euros, the same amount paid to Tour de France stage winners. La Course, overseen entirely by female officials, will have a sprint points competition and the best finisher under age 25 will be crowned. Ladies scoring podium spots will be kissed by male podium hosts.

May 28, 2014
Category: General  Host Cities  Women's Races  Ride 2 Recovery  Stage 1  Stage 2 

California has always been the place where big dreams come true. The Amgen Tour of California and Visit California teamed up to make Glendale, Arizona’s Andrea Barron’s dreams come true when she won the Dream Big Sweepstakes sending her and a guest to watch the first two stages of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Barron received VIP access and treatment all weekend in Sacramento, including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations along with an official Amgen Tour of California merchandise package and an autographed leader’s jersey. The vivacious Barron introduced herself to me while hob knobbing with race execs, sponsors and VIPs at a private ZD Wines event in Old Town Sacramento the day before the race started. Overflowing with infectious joy, Barron’s warm and generous spirit is evident in her winning smile. We’ve kept in touch and recently I chatted with the Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T about her experiences visiting the Amgen Tour of California.

May 26, 2014
Category: Women's Races 

Talk about a triple threat. Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) became the first American woman ever to hold the USA Cycling National Criterium, Time Trial and Road Race Championship titles simultaneously when she won the 105km road race on Memorial Day in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

May 25, 2014
Category: Races  Women's Races 

When Taylor Phinney departed for Chattanooga, Tennessee a few days ago, he left room in his suitcase to bring back the stars-and-stripes skinsuit and jersey as the winner of the Memorial Day Weekend showdowns at the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships. On Saturday, the 23-year-old from Boulder, Colorado grabbed the skinsuit and on Monday, he will ride for the jersey in an attempt to become the first American male to win both titles in the same year. 

May 24, 2014
Category: Races  Women's Races 

Heavy favorite Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) and 2014 Amgen Tour of California time trial winner Alison Powers (United HealthCare) won Saturday’s 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional National Championship Time Trial in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a two-lap out-and-back 30.9km course held on Volkswagen’s grounds.

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