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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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The Sacramento Bee
Small claims women’s one-hour criterium at the Amgen Tour of California

Small claims women’s one-hour criterium at 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. Carmen Small powered to the front in the waning meters to claim the women's one-hour criter...

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The Sacramento Bee
Live blog: Tour of California kicks of with Stage 1 in Sacramento, 8:30 a.m.

Live blog: Tour of California kicks of with Stage 1 in Sacramento, 8:30 a.m.

Join The Bee's coverage team along with other reporters and observers for Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour of California, which kicks off in downtown Sacramento today. Our live blog begins at 8:30 a.m. for the race starting at 10:50 a.m. Access ...

The Sacramento Bee
Amgen Tour of California: Sagan can do it all

Amgen Tour of California: Sagan can do it all


Peter Sagan celebrates a stage win in the 2011 Tour of California. He has 10 stage wins in the event in the past four years.

Most professional cyclists get classified quickly. They can sprint, climb or become time-trial specialists. They can control a pack or spend their careers as...

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen Tour of California: Women set to race first two days

For the past six years, the Amgen Tour of California has included one day of women’s racing – three time trials and three criteriums.

This year, women’s events will be held in conjunction with the first two stages of the men’s race.

Following the men’s Stage 1 start...

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen Tour of California: Five more riders to watch

FIVE OTHER RIDERS TO WATCH

After the favorites – Peter Sagan, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish – here are five other riders who could challenge for the overall title during this week’s Amgen Tour of California:

Janier Acevedo (Garmin-Sharp)

Plenty of Colombian riders through the...

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The Sacramento Bee
Your guide to the Amgen tour

Your guide to the Amgen tour


Racers leave the start line in downtown Davis in 2010.

The Amgen Tour of California begins at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento with a 123-mile ride that will take riders on a loop along the Sacramento River, then up to Auburn and back downtown.

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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento roads to close for Amgen Tour of California race

This weekend will be big for Sacramento cycling fans, but tough on drivers.

A hundred miles of valley and foothill roads will be closed at times on Sunday and Monday to allow passage for the speeding peloton of 128 professional bicycle riders participating in the Amgen Tour of California race.

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The Sacramento Bee
California 9th friendliest state for bicycling

California is now the ninth “friendliest” biking state in the country, jumping up from 19th place last year, according to the latest rankings by the League of American Bicyclists.

For the seventh year in a row, Washington is ranked first nationally in the league’s Bicycle Friendly States analysis.

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