Category: Amgen Tour of California

For years, the race showcased a battle between Tour de France superstars, and guys from your local group ride or your college team.

Read the full article at Why American bike racing needed the Amgen Tour of California on VeloNews.com.

We already miss this American stage race, which drew a top-tier field, since 2006.

Read the full article at Races We Love: Amgen Tour of California on VeloNews.com.

As it does every year, pro cycling produced an amazing array of photography in 2019. Our editorial team sifted through hundreds of images from various cycling photographers to come up with our favorite photos from the 2019 season for our annual VeloNews Awards Issue. Here are our selections from the year in racing:

Read the full article at Gallery: 2019 VeloNews Photos of the year on VeloNews.com.

New Zealand star saw first-hand how much impact the Tour of California carried for riders, teams and sponsors alike.

Read the full article at Bennett on hiatus of Tour of California: ‘It’s a big loss for cycling’ on VeloNews.com.

We wrap up the key stories you need to know about from the past week.

Read the full article at Stories of the week: Stetina goes off-road, Leipheimer’s tribute to California, and more. on VeloNews.com.

Levi Leipheimer says his three Amgen Tour of California wins had a greater impact on his career—and his life after cycling—than any other results.

Read the full article at Leipheimer on the Amgen Tour of California: “I owe a lot to that race” on VeloNews.com.

On this week’s episode we take a deep dive into the Amgen Tour of California’s cancellation for 2020, and speak with Tejay van Garderen about the race’s significance.

Read the full article at VN Podcast: What killed the 2020 Amgen Tour of California; Tejay van Garderen interview on VeloNews.com.

The Amgen Tour of California’s best battles involved riders on U.S. domestic teams as they battled against the sport’s biggest stars.

Read the full article at Commentary: Domestic riders fought hardest at the Amgen Tour of California on VeloNews.com.

For Americans and pros alike, the Tour of California was a race unique on the calendar both on and off the bike.

Read the full article at Stetina: ‘Everyone wanted to race California’ on VeloNews.com.

Teams and riders lament the one-year ‘hiatus’ of the California race that leaves a high-profile vacuum on the U.S. calendar

Read the full article at Rally-UHC: ‘Losing California is a huge blow’ on VeloNews.com.