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.

May 29, 2015
Category: Stage 3  Stage 5  Stage 6  Stage 7  Stage 8 

It was a flat out drag race to the finish line atop Metcalf Road in San Jose during Stage 3 of the tenth Amgen Tour of California and it was neck and neck. Fan favorite Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and upstart Julian Alaphilippe (Ettix-Quick-Step) clashed for the runner-up spot after Hincapie Racing’s Toms Skujins rode off with the day’s top prize. Trading a series of jabs and body blows, Sagan, who has the record for stage wins at America’s Greatest Race, barely edged out the 22-year-old Frenchman riding for the first time in California. That mad dash to the finish presaged the ultimate result in the GC battle that would unfold in the shadow of the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Stage 8. One could argue that Sagan won the Amgen Tour that sunny Tuesday afternoon. Standing 50 meters past the line, I watched Alaphilippe take his left hand off his bars to pat the speedy Slovak on the back in an offer of congratulations. It was a classy sporting gesture of respect from the second-year pro who in his breakout season was the breakthrough rider of this year’s Amgen Tour of California.

May 26, 2015
Category: Nutrition 

Man cannot race on bread alone. The organizers of the Amgen Tour of California along with Skratch Labs chef Biju Thomas make sure of it. Each day during the eight-day race, complete breakfasts and dinners are freshly prepared to feed 400 people, including the entire peloton, team directors, coaches, mechanics and soigneurs, and key race support staff.

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