Category: tour of california

Mark Cavendish At Speed

Mark Cavendish is his usual hilarious if profane self in the followup to his popular Boy Racer book. He’ll lose the yellow jersey this afternoon during the individual time trial in the Amgen Tour of California, so get it while it’s hot.


Live streaming Folsom women’s time trial today

Women’s racing was part of the Amgen Tour of California Tour Tracker live streaming application during the first stage yesterday when Carmen Small of Specialized / Lululemon won the circuit race in Sacramento on Sunday.


Mountain High, California?

I haven’t been to Southern California since the 1980s so I had to look up Mountain High, which is a ski resort in the San Gabriel Mountains about 80 miles from Los Angeles. This probably means a Mount Baldy ascent for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, which announced host cities for their 9th edition of the professional road stage race.

Amgen Tour of California 2014 host city map

The race begins May 11, 2014 at the California state Capital Building in Sacramento. Here are the start and finish host cities for the Tour of California.

  • Stage 1: Sacramento – Sacramento.
  • Stage 2: Folsom (individual time trial)
  • Stage 3: San Jose – Mount Diablo
  • Stage 4: Monterey – Cambria
  • Stage 5: Pismo Beach – Santa Barbara
  • Stage 6: Santa Clarita – Mountain High
  • Stage 7: Santa Clarita – Pasadena
  • Stage 8: Thousand Oaks – Thousand Oaks

For some of these pairs, potential routes aren’t too hard to figure out. Routes will be announced after the new year.

Amgen renews Tour of California title sponsorship

[Posting this from my phone so just a cut and paste of the press release, but this wasn’t a sure thing and is kind of a  big deal for California race fans.]

LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2013) – Amgen, the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, and AEG, owner/operator of the Amgen Tour of California, announced that Amgen has renewed its title sponsorship of America’s largest professional cycling event.