Finishing L’Etape California will be a challenge but it is not race. There will be a timed section for the final climb and creative awards presented for the best sufferface. It is important that you make sure you are prepared to make the most of your L’Etape California experience.
All participants of L'Etape California will have the opportunity to ride with cycling legend and Amgen Tour of California ambassador Jens Voigt. The long-time global fan favorite had a distinguished career which included the World Hour record and stage wins in the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Amgen Tour of California.
Photo Report: Just over a week ago Bradley Wiggins wrapped up the GC title at the 2014 Tour of California but for our photographer Angelica Dixon the memories are still very fresh. Here's a look back at her fave photos and experiences from the startlines, finishlines, on the moto and more.
Photo Report: The final stage of the 2014 Tour of California around Thousand Oaks was anything but a procession with a dangerous breakaway, the eventual winner being dropped early and fighting back and of course some more spectacular Californian scenery. Once again Darrell Parks was there to capture it all for PEZ.
Another hot and scenic day in California saw Peter Sagan get his first win of the race this year after a tough day out in the saddle from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. Once again Darrell Parks was there to capture it all for PEZ.
Photo Report: Garmin, Orica, BMC and more tried to put pressure on the race leader Bradley Wiggins on the mountainous Stage 6 route but in the end Wiggo and his team answered all questions raised of them. Once again Darrell Parks was there for PEZ to capture it all as the scenery seemingly gets more spectacular everyday. Great racing, weather and scenery - can it get any better than this?
Photo Report: After another superb day of racing through more spectacular Californian countryside it was Taylor Phinney who took the initiative after the last KOM to solo away for the win and upset the sprinter's teams. Once again ace photographer Darrell Parks was there to capture all the action for PEZ.
Photo Report: Stage 4 saw some spectacular coastal scenery, an expected sprint stage turn out to be perfect for a break and Optum's Will Routley experience a day that he will never ever forget. PEZ's ace photographer Darrell Parks was on the scene to capture all the best images.
Photo Report: Stage 3's Queen stage in California was a hot and difficult affair and despite a steady stream of attacks from his rivals Bradley Wiggins managed to hold on to his yellow jersey but lost time to stage winner Rohan Dennis.
Photo Report: 2014 might just be the year of the return of Sir Bradley Wiggins. His performance in Monday's 20.1 kilometer individual test around Folsom was superb as he burned around the tarmac to take a solid lead in the GC standings. Once again photog Darrell Parks was in the thick of the action for PEZ in California to capture all the best shots.
Photo Report: The Tour of California kicked off on Sunday in Sacramento and PEZ's ace photographer Darrell Parks was there to cover all the action and superb scenery. The stage came down to a bunch kick and the tightest winning margin ever in the race's history where even the winner wasn't sure that he'd won!
Santa Rosa, California resident Peter Stetina says he is looking forward to leading the BMC Racing Team at the Amgen Tour of California.
The highest-ranked German cycling team will compete at the Tour of California with a strong and highly motivated squad. NetApp – Endura intends to repeat last year's successes on the home turf of its first name sponsor, NetApp. Last year, the team posted a stage win, a podium spot for a stage and 11th place overall. For 2014, the team is well equipped for both the
With the Giro d'Italia underway over in Europe, riders are crossing the Atlantic for the Tour of California which gets underway on Sunday.
The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM wants to make its presence felt in the Amgen Tour of California, a home race for the team as Belkin’s headquarters is located in the state. Laurens ten Dam will lead the team in the US stage race.
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.