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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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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history

Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history


The peloton, with Lance Armstrong center, take a hairpin turn on Salmon Falls Road during the Amgen Tour of California May 15, 2010 in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Nearly 28 years ago, on an otherwise typical August afternoon, young French cyclist Bruno Cornillet nearly upstaged Greg LeMond on the...

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The Sacramento Bee
Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history

Amgen: Lots of twists, and a wrong turn, in Sacramento’s cycling history


Lance Armstrong’s crash in the 2010 Tour of California forced him to withdraw from the race, something he had not done before until the accident near Visalia.

Nearly 28 years ago, on an otherwise typical August afternoon, young French cyclist Bruno Cornillet nearly upstaged Greg LeMond on the streets of...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento gets bike racks that double as art

Sacramento gets bike racks that double as art


Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer, artist Jason Silva and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission are teaming to install 10 playfully designed bike racks in several key central city locations. The first was installed Thursday in McClatchy Park in the Oak Park neighborhood.

Starting this week, residents of several Sacramento neighborhoods...

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