May 14, 2015
Category: Stage 4  Stage 5 

Halfway through the tenth edition of the Amgen Tour of California, we arrive at the business end of the 724-mile, eight-day stage race. The next three stages will determine the overall winner with today’s Stage 5 from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita not to be overlooked ahead of Friday’s individual time trial (forced to move from Big Bear Lake to Santa Clarita due to impending snow and frigid temperatures) and Saturday’s highly anticipated epic battle on Baldy.

May 13, 2015
Category: Stage 3  Stage 4 

There’s a reason why Toms Skujins, the new leader of the Amgen Tour of California after a spectacular solo assault on Mt. Hamilton propelled him to victory on Tuesday’s Stage 3 in San Jose, was cracking jokes and deftly delivering perfectly-timed one-liners to the media during the post-race press conference. The 23-year-old Latvian riding for Hincapie Racing learned to speak English watching the Cartoon Network. Skujins audacious attack on the above category mountain was no joke.

Apr 28, 2015
Category: Host Cities  Stage 4 

Each and every host city during the Amgen Tour of California does a terrific job making the peloton and fans feel welcome during the approximately 700-mile sojourn from Northern to Southern California. As one of thirteen cities selected to host a stage start or finish during America’s Greatest Race, they usually find a unique way to distinguish themselves in the whirlwind the riders experience while passing through countless cities, towns and villages during the race. The charming beach and wine town of Pismo Beach captured our hearts last year when their adorable children gathered to send the riders off ahead of the day’s arduous stage adorned with a special keepsake.

May 14, 2014
Category: General  Host Cities  Stage 4 

I’ve always wanted to drive down the California coast, but never could I have imagined doing it as part of the Amgen Tour of California race caravan. Each day of America’s Greatest Race brings new, unexpected adventures and today I found myself driving Stage 4 from Monterey to Cambria as the Lantern Rouge of the caravan tucked behind the Trek Factory Racing and Team Sky RVs.

May 14, 2014
Category: Stage 4 

After a testing time trial and the mountainous Queen stage, the battle for the Visit California Sprint Jersey is expected to resume during Wednesday’s Stage 4 in more comfortable weather conditions than the nearly 100-degree temperatures the peloton endured during Stage 3 if only because the entire 102.6 mile parcours takes place on the coast. The ride from Monterey to Cambria will roll along picturesque coastline terrain and en route will include one sprint at Big Sur just over 30 miles into the stage and three Michelob Ultra King of the Mountains climbs, but nothing too strenuous (two category 4 and one category 3 climbs).