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Analysis: Bennett’s California crown earned with equal parts bravado and brawn

New Zealander George Bennett won the 2017 Amgen Tour of California not because he was the strongest rider in the race, but because he wil...

Bennett surprises everyone, including himself, by taking GC lead in California with one stage remaining

“Talansky could take two minutes out of me on a 24km time trial.” — George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo), May 16, 2017 “No one is more surprise...

Inside the race caravan with Team Sky at the Amgen Tour of California

As it was for several teams, Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California — a 159km haul from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita — was an opportun...

California concussion incident raises questions, but what could have been done differently?

It’s difficult, and perhaps meaningless, to assess blame over what happened in the moments that followed Toms Skujins’ high-speed descent...

Diabetic rider Javier Megias chasing breakaway success at the Amgen Tour of California

There are always the clear contenders in the Amgen Tour of California: the obvious riders on the forefront of people’s minds when conside...

Travis McCabe: The most successful American not racing on the WorldTour

A year ago, the lead to this story would have been simpler: Travis McCabe is the best American rider who is not racing at the WorldTour l...

With Viviani and Boswell, Team Sky gunning for sprints and GC in California

Of all the squads starting the Amgen Tour of California Sunday in Sacramento, there are few with realistic chances at winning both field ...

Sagan not eyeing another GC win at Amgen Tour of California

World champion Peter Sagan said that although this year’s Amgen Tour of California route is similar to the route from 2015, when he won t...

Preview: Everything you need to know about the 2017 Amgen Tour of California

For the 12th consecutive year, the Amgen Tour of California, which begins Sunday in the state capital of Sacramento, will be the highest-...

Jordan Cheyne diary: Going (back) to California

I think I was still shivering slightly when my Jelly Belly-Maxxis team director Danny Van Haute coyly told me the news. “Yeah Gordo, you’...

Amgen Tour of California men's, women's teams announced

Team selections have been announced for the May 14-20 Amgen Tour of California and the May 11-14 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women...

Q&A with Axel Merckx: Team's exclusion from California is 'unfortunate for development of US cycling'

During his 15-year professional career, Axel Merckx experienced cycling’s disappointments as much as any rider. But as a team owner and d...

Route details announced for 2017 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race

Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG today announced the 256.6-mile course for the 2017 UCI  Women's WorldTour event, which after the c...

Route announcement: Mt. Baldy summit, Big Bear TT to be decisive stages for 2017 Amgen Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG has announced the 575-mile course for the 2017 UCI WorldTour race, which will take many of the wor...

Commentary: The US domestic road scene must adapt to a changing cycling landscape

A small American team collected its limited funds to brave the brutal weather, small roads, and seasoned competition of Europe in search ...

WorldTour lite? Participation not mandatory for UCI WorldTeams at 10 new WorldTour events

Today’s announcement from the UCI, regarding a new set of WorldTour regulations for the 2017 season and beyond, included a very interesti...