For the First Time, America’s Greatest Cycling Race Will Travel South to North, Beginning in Escondido and Crossing Beaches, Deserts, Mountains, Golden Gate Bridge LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2013) – Changing direction for the first time in its eight-year history from south to north, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling stage race, the 2013 Continue Reading »
FOR THE FIRST TIME, LOCAL CYCLISTS CAN ‘RIDE THE ROUTE’ JUST BEFORE THE WORLD’S BEST COMPETE IN THE 2012 Amgen Tour of California ‘Nissan Ride before the pros’ INVITES CYCLING FANS and FRIENDS TO ride the route just prior to the world’s best professionals competing in america’s most important cycling race LOS ANGELES (April 26, Continue Reading »
2012 Route to Feature New Mountain Climbs, a Challenging Time Trial Course and a Return to the Pacific Coastline LOS ANGELES (February 8, 2012) – After intense planning and careful consideration, details for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race have been announced. The 2012 edition of America’s premier cycling race will Continue Reading »
America’s top stage race enters post-Lance years as big as ever By Pete Gauvin • Photos by Doug Pensinger This year’s Amgen Tour of California may be the most intriguing course in the event’s six-year history. It begins in Tahoe, completes a full loop and a half of the lake, spilling across a state line Continue Reading »
With California’s grim budget projections, state residents need something to cheer about. Fortunately, fans of cycling as well as casual observers can rally around this winter’s 2009 Amgen Tour of California, the largest professional bike race in the United States, which runs February 14-22. The 750-mile-plus ride will attract some of the world’s best cyclists – including Lance Armstrong of Texas, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France, and two-time defending Tour of California (TOC) champion Levi Leipheimer, a Santa Rosa resident.