Jul 29, 2015
Category: Tour de France 

Now that we’ve had a few days to peel ourselves off the couch and away from the wall-to-wall coverage on NBC Sports Network and VeloNews, we’re left with reflections of the 2015 edition of cycling’s grandest tour, Le Tour de France. And because this California-based Insider views all things through Oakley’s with a California tint, let’s take a look from an Amgen Tour of California perspective.

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.

Jul 1, 2015
Category: Sweepstakes Series 

Cyclists always get a boost of motivation from new bike toys so imagine the jolt Michael Yuhas got when he found out that he won a Cannondale CAAD 10 3 Ultegra  in the Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes Series #4. The San Diegan, a category 4 racer who races with the San Diego Bicycle Club and is the director of the men’s development team, has already put his hot-looking matte black steed to the test on the SoCal racing circuit.

Jun 15, 2015
Category: Races  Tour de France 

Post-Amgen Tour of California, the buildup to the Tour de France continues. There was plenty of exciting international racing action this past week with a bevy of Golden State standouts standing out in the pro peloton.

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.

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