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.
For those planning to bike up Mount Diablo to catch the Amgen Tour of California stage 3 finish Tuesday, take note of the forecast high temperature and please bring water.
109 women from 20 teams representing nine nations will compete over two days during the Amgen Tour of California 2014 beginning on Sunday.
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.
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.
For some of these pairs, potential routes aren’t too hard to figure out. Routes will be announced after the new year.
[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.