For the third time, following 2011 and 2013, Team NetApp – Endura will participate in America’s most prestigious cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California. Last year, the team was able to claim victory in the queen stage, when Leopold Koenig clinched his first win of the season on Mount Diablo. This year the same mountain top finish is on the agenda, as well.
Nov 07, 2013 - A fun packed EuroTrash Thursday as Michael Rasmussen dishes the dirt and then does a U turn when Oscar Freire reminded him that he had no evidence on him and Juan Antonio Flecha. Plus Cyclo-cross news, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California route, UCI Pro teams for 2014, the ‘action’ from the Amstel Curaçao Race and Happy Birthday Campagnolo. So get the coffee in!
May 20, 2013 - Too hot in California and too cold in Italy! Cycling just can’t catch a break from the weather, but the racing has been hot, that’s for sure. As always we have the results, quotes and videos from the top races and lots of other news to get you through the morning. ET Monday and a coffee what more do you need?
In the mass sprint on Sunday in Santa Rosa, Daniel Schorn sprinted into second place. The 24-year-old Austrian from Team NetApp-Endura was only outpaced by Peter Sagan (CAN). The final stage in this year's Tour of California produced no changes in the overall rankings. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) scored his first tour victory. Leopold Koenig, winner of yesterday's queen stage, was the best-placed rider for Team NetApp-Endura in eleventh place.
Photo Report: After eight epic days of racing along nearly 750 miles of California’s most iconic roadways, highways and coastlines, BMC Racing Team’s Tejay van Garderen (Boulder, Colo.) sealed his first major stage race win at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.
Photo Report: In one of the greatest climbs ever in American cycling, the epic 3,865-foot uphill trail to the Amgen Tour of California’s first summit finish on Mt. Diablo in Stage 7 today served as a battleground for attacks and breakaways, with Team NetApp-Endura’s Leopold König (CZE) overtaking Team Jamis-Hagens Berman’s Janier Alexis Acevedo (COL) in the final meters to win the stage.
Photo Report: Twists and turns in the time trial brought some podium surprises in California but Tejay van Garderen rode superbly with nobody able to take his yellow jersey away from him.
Tejay van Garderen took the overall lead of the Amgen Tour of California Thursday while teammate Thor Hushovd finished third on the stage that saw the BMC Racing Team place three riders in a surprise breakaway.
Taking win number 66 on Thursday, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’s Jens Voigt sprinted away from the breakaway with 5km to go and won stage five on the 185.7km/115.4mi route from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach stage in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California.
Photo Report: On a day that was expected to be a simple sprint stage, Jens Voigt produced a masterful ride and the GC was turned on its head. Our photographer Darrell Parks was right there in the thick of the action to catch these spectacular images.
Photo Report: Our photographer Darrell Parks was on the moto today braving the odd near death experience to bring us some more fantastic images from California as Tyler Farrar refound that winning feeling.
May 16, 2013 - EuroTrash today is a full race-fest; we catch up with the Giro d’Italia, Tour of California and now the Tour of Norway. The TOP STORY is the life of Philippe Gaumont; a wild guy to the end. News, views, video and a laugh to finish with, what more do you need to set you up for the week-end? A coffee I guess.
Champion System Pro Cycling Team's Chad Beyer earned Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer® "most courageous rider" jersey at the Amgen Tour of California after spending much of Tuesday's Stage 3 in a four-man break.
Photo Report: Stage 3 had four KOM climbs, some more beautiful Californian scenery, a breakaway by Andy Schleck and a hectic sprint. Once again ace photographer Darrell Parks was there for PEZ to catch all the action.
Photo Report: The hot & windy conditions continued in stage 2 with an added difficulty of a summit finish just to make things even tougher thrown in. Darrell Parks was there once again for PEZ to cover all the action through his many lenses.
Photo Report: Ace photographer Darrell Parks was in the thick of the hot and sweaty action for the first stage in California where Lieuwe Westra was the surprise winner and first wearer of the leader's jersey.
May 13, 2013 - Italy, the US and France, racing all over the World in today’s EuroTrash Monday. It might be a rest day on the Giro d’Italia, but there has been enough going on to give us a nice long coffee beak. Lots of rider quotes, results and race video from all the races and the usual other bits of news we could tip out of the trash bag. But what a great Giro though, eh?
2010 USA Pro Champion Ben King will not be able to take the start at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. King crashed on a training ride on Friday May 10th and injured both hands. Unable to grip his handlebars, he needs to withdraw from the race before Sunday's start.
With the Tour of California starting today we thought it was a good time to catch up with one of the sprinters lining up for the race, Optum's Ken Hanson. The current US National Criterium Champion could be a good bet for a sprint stage and he let us in on his thoughts before the race began.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Amgen Tour of California, from May 12th to 19th. The eight-stage, 1172.7 km race begins in Escondido, and ends in Santa Rosa. The route progression is new, as the path changes in 2013 to a south-to-north direction for the first time in the eight-year history of the race.