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Bookends, Among All Else.

The Missile bookends the 2014 Amgen Tour of California.  (Photo:  www.cbgphoto.com)

“The Missile” bookends the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. (Photo: www.cbgphoto.com)

As usual, the word-wise Phil Liggett phrased it appropriately.  For the Missile’s victories in the first and last stages of this year’s Amgen Tour of California, the past week has been nicely held together by “Cavendish bookends,” much to Peter Sagan’s disappointment no doubt after clearly gunning for two in a row to wrap up the event.  In the end, with Sir Bradley Wiggins’ overall victory and Mark Cavendish’s comeback performance, it’s plain to see British legs rule California roads.  I myself am thrilled to have been right there, live at the final finish line in Thousand Oaks, even as the peloton flew by faster than most our heads can turn!

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Our vantage point du jour.

They’ll be coming, and quickly!

There’s an uncelebrating Peter post-finish.

All the winners are on the podium.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Current Events, Cycling, Famous People, News

 

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Welcome to California, Mark!

"The Missile" narrowly takes Stage 1 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. (Click on the image for full photo gallery.)

“The Missile” Mark Cavendish narrowly takes Stage 1 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. (Click on image for full photo gallery.)

 

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Current Events, Cycling

 

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Watch Out! He Might Be On Your Back.

From Bike World News:  “I wanted a jersey that spoke to my inner drive to win, but also shows off my fun side. Working with SUGOI they quickly understood my vision, and I hope people love the jersey as much as I do!” says Peter Sagan.

At its core, the jersey is built on SUGOI’s custom RS Jersey. The bold design depicts Sagan’s “Green Machine” – a personality that cannot be contained. Lurking just below the surface of his Cannondale Pro Cycling livery, a powerful engine of fire and fury are ready to be unleashed at just the right moment in a race. His Slovakian DNA runs deep within his embedded national emblem and the eyes on his back address all those attempting to catch his wheel. (Ron Callahan, 5/5/14)

On this eve of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, the timing is perfect– by design of course.  Peter Sagan might be on your back in more ways than one, so watch out!  Click here to read more about the new, eye-catching “Green Machine” Signature Jersey.  My own eyes will certainly be open for it.

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Current Events, Cycling, Reviews

 

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Revealed.

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California is already taking shape, with the official route revealed this week.  The peloton will once again be rolling through our familiar streets– and we can’t say we didn’t know it!

2014 ATOC Map

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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Cycling, News

 

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