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.
From May 12th until the 19th Vacansoleil-DCM will for its first time take part in the Tour of California. The team of sport director Hilaire Van Der Schueren is happy with the invitation. With a mainly Celeste-outfit the team will honor bike supplier Bianchi at this race over eight days. The team travels to California with a mixed team of gc-riders, sprinters and true attackers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Santa Rosa, California resident Peter Stetina says he is looking forward to leading the BMC Racing Team at the Amgen Tour of California.
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.
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.
2011 Amgen Tour of California champion Chris Horner will not be able to take the start in Escondido on May 12th. Horner still suffers from his knee problem. Pain and lack of condition make it impossible to compete at the highest level.
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.
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 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.