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.

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.

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