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  • Youth movement races to front of Tour of California

    Barring catastrophe on today's sprint stage in Pasadena, 20 year old Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) will win the Amgen Tour of California. I had no idea who he was. Perhaps if you're an obsessive cycling fan that scours the results of under 23 races, you already knew he was the real deal. I suppose I should have been paying [...]

  • Bennett and Higuita light up Ventura, California.

    With all due respect to Iván García Cortina (Bahrain-Merida) who got his first WorldTour win, it was George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) and Sergio Higuita (EF-Education First) who lit the fireworks. They set off in chase of Zdenek Štybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep) with just under five kilometers to the finish line. Bennett rocketed out of the peloton and the young Higuita, riding his first [...]

  • Van Garderen’s disastrous day at Tour of California.

    On the run-in to Morro Bay on stage 4 of the Tour of California, everything went wrong for EF-Education First's Tejay van Garderen. With about 8 kilometers to go, he crashed hard at the back of the peloton, his bike ending up about 20 feet away from him. He got up, his hip and shoulder hurting, and gingerly walked to [...]

Youth movement races to front of Tour of California

Barring catastrophe on today's sprint stage in Pasadena, 20 year old Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) will win the Amgen Tour of California. I had no idea who he was. Perhaps if you're an obsessive cycling fan that scours the results of under 23 races, you already knew he was the real deal. I suppose I should have been paying [...]

May 18th, 2019|

Bennett and Higuita light up Ventura, California.

With all due respect to Iván García Cortina (Bahrain-Merida) who got his first WorldTour win, it was George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) and Sergio Higuita (EF-Education First) who lit the fireworks. They set off in chase of Zdenek Štybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep) with just under five kilometers to the finish line. Bennett rocketed out of the peloton and the young Higuita, riding his first [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Van Garderen’s disastrous day at Tour of California.

On the run-in to Morro Bay on stage 4 of the Tour of California, everything went wrong for EF-Education First's Tejay van Garderen. With about 8 kilometers to go, he crashed hard at the back of the peloton, his bike ending up about 20 feet away from him. He got up, his hip and shoulder hurting, and gingerly walked to [...]

May 15th, 2019|

Five portraits from TOC stage 3

And here you go. From the past the finish line and at the team buses, stage 3, Amgen Tour of California. A crazy stage and another thrilling and unpredictable day. Ben King, Dimension Data, second place George Bennett back at the bus Taylor Phinney of EF-Education First, always cool in pink It's a [...]

May 14th, 2019|

Young and younger guns surprise in Tour of California

The Deceuninck-QuickStep squad wins so often and with so many riders that they call themselves the Wolfpack. They struck again in stage three of the Amgen Tour of California. Yesterday on the killer climbing day to the Heavenly ski resort, it was the young Kasper Asgreen who beat out the veteran Tejay van Garderen and and Italian bad boy Gianni [...]

May 14th, 2019|
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