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The Sacramento Bee
Time trial comes to Folsom: People-watching, stargazing and geeking out on pricy bikes

Time trial comes to Folsom: People-watching, stargazing and geeking out on pricy bikes


Stage one winner Mark Cavendish gets kissed on the podium after his victory during the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.

Hours before the time trial started in historic downtown Folsom, and well before the pros came and began warming up on bikes locked...

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The Sacramento Bee
Live blog: Tour of California’s Stage 2 goes to Folsom, 11 a.m.

Join The Bee's coverage team along with other reporters and observers for Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour of California, a 125-mile time trial in Folsom. Our live blog begins at 11 a.m. for the race starting at 1:05 a.m. Access the live blog from all...

The Sacramento Bee
Caltrans chief: We want to make biking easier in California

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty on Friday toured downtown Sacramento via bicycle. The agency head said he and local officials want to make urban biking easier and safer in California.

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Amgen bike race in Sierra foothills was closest one-day finish in event’s history

Amgen bike race in Sierra foothills was closest one-day finish in event’s history

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California began and ended a historic first day of racing at the foot of the State Capitol building in Sacramento, with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish (GBR), the victor in what was the closest finish in the event’s nine years. In the longest race day (120 miles)...

Girls on the Grid
Pedal Pretty for #MayisBikeMonth

May 12, 2014
Pedal Pretty for #MayisBikeMonth

By Leia Ostermann About a year ago I realized the ridiculousness of driving a car anywhere in Sacramento. I work two miles from my home, live two miles from my gym and remain a constant half a mile away from my favorite coffee shop,  and I never drive to bars. It’s getting into the habit...

The Sacramento Bee
Amgen Tour of California: Where are the champions now?

WHERE ARE THEY NOW

2006: Floyd Landis

Following his inaugural Tour of California title, Landis won the Tour de France five months later. He was dethroned about two weeks after winning in France for doping. After his two-year ban ended in early 2009, he rode in various...

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The Sacramento Bee
Ailene Voisin: With Armstrong, et al., long gone, cycling promotes a cleaner sport

Ailene Voisin: With Armstrong, et al., long gone, cycling promotes a cleaner sport


The USADA concluded Armstrong, above, and his team conducted the most successful doping program in sports.

The last time the Tour of California started in the capital, downtown hummed like a rock concert on wheels. Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Lance Armstrong cycled furiously down and around the...

The Sacramento Bee
Tour of California: Rolling postcard has a picture-perfect start

Tour of California: Rolling postcard has a picture-perfect start


The peloton sweeps around the corner from P Street onto 19th Street during Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California cycling event in Sacramento on Sunday.

Shortly before the start of the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday morning, Mark Cavendish rolled casually through the crowd on his...

The Sacramento Bee
Cavendish wins first stage of the Amgen Tour of California

Cavendish wins first stage of the Amgen Tour of California


Cyclist go past the starting line in front of the State Capitol during the first day of the Amgen Tour of California on Sun., May 11, 2014 in Sacramento.

Mark Cavendish of Great Britain used a last-second surge to narrowly claim the windy and fast stage 1 of the Amgen...

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen Tour excites as cyclists race from downtown

Amgen Tour excites as cyclists race from downtown


Top racers of the Amgen Tour of California are introduced on Sun., May 11, 2014 in front of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

They’re off!

The Amgen Tour of California opened with a burst of excitement this morning as professional cyclists raced off the starting line at...

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