Chico Memorial Downtown Criterium Results

Pro Men

2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Men Pro-1-2 Stage 4 RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 55+ Cat 1-2-3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 55+ Cat 1-2-3-4 RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT

Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 35+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 TEAM GC

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT

 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL

 

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 GC After

Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+

Cat1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

Masters 45+ Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 SPRINT

CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+

Cat 1-2-3 Stage 4 TEAM GC RESULT 2015 Chico Stage

Race Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 GC After TIME TRIAL

RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 TIME TRIAL RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 4-5 RESULT 2015 Chico

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

Women 3-4

Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

 

TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3

TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 BEST JUNIOR RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 GC After Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT REVISED 2015 Chico Stage Race Women 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT REVISED

Men 3-4

GC After Stage 3 Category 3-4 Stage 3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 GC After Stage 4 Criterium BEST

YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 GC After

Stage 4 Criterium RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 Stage 4

Criterium BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Category 3-4 Stage 4 Criterium RESULT

 

Chico Stage Race Stage 3 Category 3-4 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015

Women Pro

Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After

SStage 3 BEST YOUNG RIDER TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 3 TIME TRIAL RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 GC After Stage 4 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 4 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Women Pro-1-2-3 Stage 4 RESULT

Chico Stage Race Day 2 Results

Pro Women

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

 

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage 

Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Women Pro-1-2-3 TEAM GC RESULT

 

Pro Men

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Men Pro-1-2 TEAM GC RESULT

 

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 TEAM GC RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ Cat 3-4 RESULT

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Category 4-5 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Category 4-5 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Category 4-5 BEST JUNIOR RIDER

RESULT 2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Category 4-5 RESULT

3-4

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Category 3-4 RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Category 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT REVISED

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Category 3-4 RESULT REVISED

 

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2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR SPRINT CLASSIFICATION

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 2 Masters 45+ Paskenta Hills RR TEAM GC

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 45+ Cat 4-5 RESULT

Women 3-4

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT (1)

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women 3-4 RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Stage 1 Women 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RIDER RESULT 2015 Chico

Stage Race Stage 1 Women 3-4 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Results Day 1

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Daniel Holloway taking day one at the Chico Stage Race.

PRO 1/2

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 2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2

BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 SPRINT

CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico Stage Race TEAM GC

After Stage 1 Men Pro-1-2 RESULT

 

 

Pro Women

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 BEST YOUNG RIDER RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT 2015 Chico Stage

Race Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 SPRINT CLASSIFICATION 2015 Chico

Stage Race TEAM GC After Stage 1 Women Pro-1-2-3 RESULT

 

Masters 35+

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race SPRINT CLASSIFICATION After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race TEAM GC After Stage 1 Masters 35+ 1-2-3 RESULT

3/4/5

2015 Chico Stage Race Category 4-5 Thunderhill Sampler RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After St1 Cat 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race GC After St1 Cat 3-4 RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race St1 Cat 3-4 BEST JUNIOR RESULT

2015 Chico Stage Race St1 Cat 3-4 RESULT

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES ICONIC 700-MILE ROUTE

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES ICONIC 700-MILE ROUTE FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

 

Time Trial and Queen Stage in Final Race Days Guarantee an

Exciting Conclusion to America’s Greatest Race

 

LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2015) – The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time.

 

An all-star field featuring 144 of the world’s most talented and decorated cyclists will come together in California May 10-17 to compete on the eight-day route covering 724.1 miles of the state’s most stunning and recognizable roadways, highways and coastline drives. Every year, the Amgen Tour of California serves as a testament to athletic greatness of the participants, captivating audiences with thrilling sprints, climbs and overall race strategy, and the tenth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will raise the bar to its highest level yet.

 

Starting in front of California’s iconic State Capitol building, the first two stages are the flattest and should make for exciting moments with some of the world’s best sprinters facing-off during the race’s first weekend giving fans a “first taste” of the anticipated bunch sprints to the finish expected in several stages. As for uphill challenges, riders will be tested by more than 43,000 feet of climbing throughout their eight days on the course including much anticipated encounters with Mount Hamilton and Mt. Baldy, which will serve up climbs as challenging as any in North America.

 

The final decisive days of the race will be highlighted by the Individual Time Trial set in beautiful, high-altitude Big Bear Lake and the Queen Stage finish at the top of Mt. Baldy with its 1,900-foot elevation gain in the final 4.3 miles, over eight percent average gradient. On the final race day which begins at L.A. LIVE, the overall title will be up for grabs until the finish line at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.

 

“We’ve reached a milestone this year with the tenth edition of the race, and we want everything to reflect that cache, from the best lineup of teams we’ve ever had to an unbelievably beautiful and exciting route,” said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “All of the pieces of the race have come together to set the stage for something truly legendary and memorable. I think it’s going to be a year for the record books.”

 

The 2015 Amgen Tour of California will have something spectacular to see every day (route and start times are subject to change):

 

Stage 1, Presented by Visit California

Sunday, May 10 – Sacramento

Start/Finish Location: State Capitol Building, L Street & 11th Street

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Stage Length: 127 miles

 

Fast and flat, with water and bridges galore… Stage 1 is destined to be a sprinter’s delight. Each year, the Amgen Tour of California endeavors to highlight areas of the Golden State that it has never been to before, and the new Stage 1 course  definitely accomplishes this.

 

After an initial crossing of the Sacramento River via the iconic Tower Bridge, the race will pass quickly through West Sacramento to River Road. From here, the race will follow the winding Sacramento River through the small towns of Clarksburg, Courtland and Walnut Grove. The stage’s fourth bridge crossing will take the race back over the river into Isleton. A few miles later, the route again crosses the river into Rio Vista and the heart of the California Delta region.

 

The riders will then head north through Solano County into one of the most popular alumni race cities, Davis. Continuing north through Woodland, the route turns east and heads back to West Sacramento, across Tower Bridge and the Sacramento River for the fourth and final time. Heading straight toward the State Capitol building, the riders will enter onto the same finishing circuits that have delivered huge crowds and have showcased some of the most exciting sprint finishes in the history of the Amgen Tour of California. In 2014, the sprint between legendary fast men Mark Cavendish and John Degenkolb resulted in the closest margin of victory in race history – a mere three millimeters!

 

Stage 2, Presented by Breakaway from Cancer®

Monday, May 11 – Nevada City to Lodi

Start Location: Broad Street & Pine Street

Finish Location: Hutchins Street & Walnut Street

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Stage Length: 120 miles

 

With just one climb and elevations of 2,500 feet in Nevada City, which is hosting its third race start, and a more gentle climb of 55 feet in Lodi, this will likely be another sprinter-friendly stage. After a short circuit on the historic Nevada City Classic course, the riders will head into Grass Valley where another warm reception will await. From Grass Valley, the peloton will head due south on two race favorites: Rattlesnake Road and Dog Bar Road.

 

The route passes just east of Auburn this year over the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge, the tallest bridge in California. From here, the riders can look over their shoulders to the American River some 730 feet below and the start of the Highway 49 climb. Once they reach the King of the Mountain (KOM), it is a fast downhill route into Lodi. On the way, the stage will cross several railroad crossings and past several vineyards that have established Lodi as the “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Expect a shootout between some of the top sprinters in the world as the peloton reaches the finishing circuits downtown.

 

Stage 3

Tuesday, May 12 – San Jose

Start Location: Berryessa Community Center

Finish Location: Motorcycle County Park

Start Time: 11:15 a.m.

Stage Length: 105 miles

 

This will be the race’s tenth consecutive year in San Jose, the only host city to earn that distinction. The start returns to the Berryessa Community Center from which riders will head toward Livermore on a familiar route via Calaveras Road. This is a very narrow and twisty road that makes it easy for a breakaway group to escape out of sight of the peloton. Once the race reaches Livermore, the route turns onto Mines Road. Not only is this another road with scores of opportunities for a break to get clear of the main field, it is also a harbinger of things to come: Mount Hamilton. Yes, the race will head up the “backside” of the 4,216-foot behemoth.

 

Reaching the KOM, the cyclists will face a very steep and technical descent of Mount Hamilton. At the bottom awaits the fifth and final KOM via Quimby Road will truly separate the climbers from the rest of the peloton. Descending back into San Jose, the route will use San Felipe Road to reach Metcalf Road. Many will recall Metcalf Road as part of the 2013 Individual Time Trial. For 2015, the race will come to the same finish at the Motorcycle County Park, but from the other direction. The four miles of Metcalf Road are highlighted by short rolling climbs with a final 0.25-mile climb to the finish featuring gradients over 10 percent.

 

Stage 4

Wednesday, May 13 – Pismo Beach to Avila Beach

Start Location: Pismo Beach Pier

Finish Location: Front Street & San Antonia Street

Start Time: 11:30 a.m.

Stage Length: 107 miles

 

This will be another day for the sprinters to rule. With less than eight miles separating these two alumni cities, some riders may be hoping for a very short race day. But, tack on another 100 miles, and throw in some hidden gems of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and you have the makings of a route destined to become a fan favorite. Pismo Beach will host a reprise of the 2014 Stage 5 start on the pier. The route will then head south through the seaside town of Grover Beach and the rustic community of Guadeloupe. As the race continues down Highway 1 and through the town of Orcutt, many of the local cyclists will recognize roads that are used for races in the Santa Maria area. As the route turns onto idyllic Foxen Canyon Road, the peloton will be treated to lush vineyard and winery views. A left turn will put the race on Tepusquet Road, where many of the riders will see similarities to Morgan Territory Road used in 2013 near Livermore.

 

Along the 15 miles of Tepusquet, the riders will be treated to cool breezes, plenty of shade, tranquil farms and ranches. Perhaps it will take their minds off the long climb they are on. Reaching the descent of Tepusquet, the route turns left, and the racers will be able to smell the sea breeze all the way to the finish. A right turn onto Thompson Avenue, and many of the riders will realize they are on the same route into Avila Beach that they raced on in 2013. Arroyo Grande will again produce a great crowd at the final sprint of the day. Spectators will again line the narrow roads in Avila Beach awaiting another amazing finish. Will it be another solo rider like Jens Voigt, who rode clear to victory in 2013, or will they be treated to a field sprint?

 

Stage 5, Presented by Visit California

Thursday, May 14 – Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita

Start Location: Cabrillo Boulevard & Garden Street

Finish Location: Magic Mountain Parkway

Start Time: 11:45 a.m.

Stage Length: 98 miles

 

With warm breezes coming off the beach across from the start line, it will be just as difficult to leave Santa Barbara as it was in 2008 when the riders took the same route into Santa Clarita. Winding their way through picturesque Montecito and Carpinteria, the riders will be getting their legs ready for two short but steep KOMs as they approach Lake Casitas. A fast descent down Highway 150 will take them alongside the lake and into Ojai. Following another KOM up Dennison Grade, the race will return to the charming town of Santa Paula, the base of Balcom Canyon looms just a few miles away.

 

For many local riders, Balcom Canyon is just too steep and imposing a climb to even attempt. Walking up the top section is the only option for many. This is a unique climb where the riders can easily see the KOM from the start of the climb. Crowd estimates have been as high as 5,000 fans. Definitely a great place to watch the race come by… slowly.

 

Following a “white-knuckle” descent of Grimes Canyon, the route heads through the orange groves near the small town of Piru, and the race starts its 13-mile eastward push on Highway 126 toward Santa Clarita. A prevailing tailwind should help keep the race together and treat the crowd in Santa Clarita to another massive field sprint on perfect wide roads.

 

Stage 6, Presented by Lexus

Friday, May 15 – Big Bear Lake Individual Time Trial

Start Location: Village Drive & Pine Knot Avenue

Finish Location: Pine Knot Marina

Start Time: 1:00 p.m.

Stage Length: 15 miles

 

At 6,752 feet and featuring one of the most beautiful lakes in all of California, the City of Big Bear Lake will host of the Individual Time Trial. The course begins in the heart of the Village in Big Bear Lake. The first three miles of the route wind through a residential area along the south shore of the lake. Taking the Stanfield Cutoff across the lake, the course turns left and continues on Highway 38 to the town of Fawnskin. As the route turns back to the City of Big Bear Lake, expect large crowds in Fawnskin to cheer the riders coming and going. The return back into Big Bear Lake will essentially follow the same route.

 

As the route makes a right onto Big Bear Blvd., with just 0.6 miles left, the riders will make a right onto Pine Knot Avenue for the final sprint to the finish line and onto a 1,000-foot jetty greeted by thousands of cheering fans. Cyclists are presented to a one-of-a-kind waterfront finish with spectacular panoramic views of Big Bear Lake. This is very flat and fast course that will favor time trial specialists. Don’t expect riders to score huge time gaps over their rivals to take a big lead going into Stage 7.

 

Stage 7, Presented by Lexus

Saturday, May 16 – Ontario to Mt. Baldy (Queen Stage)

Start/Finish Location: Mt. Baldy Ski Area

Start Time: 11:35 a.m.

Stage Length: 80 miles

 

It’s been called the “Queen Stage” and compared to the epic stages of the European Grand Tours – a return to the mountaintop finish that thrilled so many fans in 2011 and 2012. This is the training ground for many of the local riders in Southern California. Only handfuls have done the entire route, but after the 2012 stage, this is now one of hottest Strava segments in the U.S. It is very possible that the winner of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will be decided on the final 15 switchbacks to the finish on Mt. Baldy.

The race will begin at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, the largest indoor arena in California’s Inland Empire and home to several professional sports teams.

 

The route heads north to Rancho Cucamonga and then west to Upland. Just six miles from the start, the route rejoins the 2011/2012 routes. From here, the riders will start an 11-mile climb to the Village of Mt. Baldy. After an acute left, the racers will face another mile of climbing up Glendora Ridge Road to their first of three monster KOMs. From there, they will navigate 12 miles of narrow and twisting roads that gradually descend to a fast and technical descent down the backside of Glendora Mountain Road. Riders and fans alike can expect spectacular vistas throughout the Angeles National Forest. Another descent down East Fork will take the riders to Highway 39 and the town of Azusa. Heading east, they’ll race through the outskirts of Glendora.

 

 

The locals know it as “GMR,” and GMR takes no prisoners. A left turn onto Glendora Mountain Road will lead the peloton to a grueling nine-mile climb to the second KOM of the day followed by 12 miles of a slight climb back to Baldy Village. A left turn back onto Baldy Road will see the race gain 1,000 feet in just three miles… and the real climbing will not have even begun! At Ice House Canyon, the route makes a hard left turn where the sign to the ski area points toward the sky. Over the next 2.5 miles, the riders will face 10 switchbacks on a road so steep that many of the race vehicles cannot make it to the top. With 1.2 miles to go, the road will straighten and the finish will be in view. At 0.25 miles to go, the route makes a hard left, and the racers will face the final five switchbacks to the finish line. This will be the stage where legends are made and winners are decided.

 

Stage 8, Presented by Amgen

Sunday, May 17 – L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles) to the Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena)

Start Location: L.A. LIVE (Chick Hearn Court)

Finish Location: Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium

Start Time: 9:15 a.m.

Stage Length: 60 miles

 

What better way to celebrate the uniqueness of Los Angeles than a Stage 8 route that highlights countless iconic images in downtown L.A. and a tour through the heart of several well-known neighborhoods? The day will begin in the heart of L.A.’s famous sports and entertainment district. The start line will span Chick Hearn Court and connect STAPLES Center (home of the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers) and L.A. LIVE (home of the annual GRAMMY, Emmy and Espy Awards as well as race presenter AEG’s worldwide headquarters).

 

The early morning start will begin with a five-mile circuit that incorporates a portion of the 2010 Time Trial route. The circuit will highlight the Biltmore Hotel, Pershing Square, City Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Los Angeles Music Center, STAPLES Center, and L.A. LIVE. Upon completing five laps and an hour of racing in downtown L.A., the race will head north to its ultimate conclusion in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The neighborhoods of Downtown L.A., Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Mount Washington, Montecito Heights, Highland Park and Eagle Rock will all get a chance to watch the peloton race over their streets.

 

Entering Pasadena on Colorado Blvd., the Colorado Street Bridge will reprise its 2014 role as a backdrop to the beautiful Arroyo Seco. As the peloton drops into Arroyo Seco Park and the familiar environs of the Rose Bowl Stadium, the riders will do nearly one complete 3.1-mile circuit of the Rose Bowl Stadium before reaching the finish line on West Drive. The lap counter will read seven laps to go, after which the winner of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will take his place on the podium.

 

For further information about the Amgen Tour of California and to experience the race like never before with VIP Access, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

 

 

SPY® GIANT RIDE ELITE CYCLING TEAM ANNOUNCES DYNAMIC 2015 ROSTER

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CARLSBAD, Calif.—The SPY® GIANT RIDE Elite Cycling Team today announced its roster of riders along with presenting and supporting sponsors. In 2015, the team will happily be known as SPY GIANT RIDE presented by GQ-6, and will fuel exclusively with GQ-6 products for all its competitive and training needs.

“The mission for our team—which is far different than any other SoCal team—is to bring together the most positive racers in Southern California who have the potential to leave a lasting, happy impression and provide them access to the best products and opportunities to fulfill their aspirations,” says Michael Marckx, SPY president and CEO. “Our partnership with GQ-6 will allow our athletes to perform at their optimum levels, and that will keep them happy as they win more and more races. When you consider we’ve got the greatest bikes from Giant, eyewear, helmets, shoes, wheels, components, apparel, and now nutrition and sports supplements, it’s no wonder a spot on our team is such a sought after position.”

The team also announced its supporting sponsors; True Dentistry, a dental team working to ensure their client’s oral health; The Lost Abbey, a collection of craft brewing geniuses who create the team’s favorite recovery ales; Clearview Investment Partners, a full service securities brokerage based in Newport Beach, Calif.; and Harmony Bar, an all natural energy bar created with the science of performance in mind.

In the co-title sponsor role, alongside SPY, will be Giant Bicycles and RIDE Cyclery in Encinitas, Calif. The team will don custom kits designed and manufactured by StageOne. Providing additional team support on the product side is SRAM components, FIZIK saddles, POC and Zipp wheels.

The team also announced its elite roster, which will include several new younger riders, including Jonathon Deguzman, Innokenty Zavyalov, Daniel Gay, Raphael Oliveira, Sam Warford, Stathis Sakellariadis, Efren Flores, Timothy Mcgee and Ben Barthel, to enhance the already strong squad. The team will be led by returning riders Logan Fiedler, Brian Zink, Erick Sobey, Anthony Vasilas, Tait Campbell, Chris Waggoner, Taylor Vaccari, C.J. Williams, Brian Stack, Andrew Bosco and Eric Losak.

“We’re most excited about the depth of our new talented younger riders, who have already demonstrated an ability to go fast and win with the best of them because they have a Happy disrespect for the usual way of riding,” added Marckx. “We built the team to be happy while being competitive regardless of the terrain or type of race, and these guys are all going to collectively put smiles and grimaces on the face of fans and competitors, respectively. It’s going to be the biggest year yet for our team.”

In 2014, the SPY GIANT RIDE team was one of the most successful in the region, securing multiple state and national titles in various disciplines while the 45+ team amassed the most victories of any such team in the state. In 2015, the SPY GIANT RIDE p/b GQ-6 team will compete in a full calendar of races in the region and will also field a Masters 35/40+, Masters 45/50+, and Women’s Elite team. These teams—stacked with state and national champs—will focus on the California and National Elite and Masters Championships road and criterium races as well as high profile multi-day races.

To learn more about the SPY GIANT RIDE Elite Cycling team, go to www.facebook.com/spygiantrideteam. For additional information about GQ-6, go to http://www.gq-6.com/. For more information about SPY, log-on at www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @spyoptic and @spyoptic on Instagram.

2015 SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSORS
SPY
GIANT Bicycles
RIDE Cyclery

PRESENTING SPONSOR
MRI Endurance

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
True Dentistry
Lost Abbey
Clearview Investment Partners
Harmony Bar

CLOTHING SPONSOR
StageOne Sports

PRODUCT SPONSORS
SRAM
Zipp
POC
Fizik

2015 SPY GIANT RIDE p/b MRI ROSTER

ELITE TEAM
Anthony Vasilas
Logan Fiedler
Andrew Bosco
Jonathon Deguzman
Innokenty Zavyalov
Daniel Gay
Raphael Oliveira
Erick Sobey
Sam Warford
Stathis Sakellariadis
Efren Flores
Eric Anderson
Chris Waggoner
Brian Zink
CJ Williams
Tait Campbell
Timothy Mcgee
Ben Barthel
Taylor Vaccari
Eric Losak
Ben Anderson
Brian Stack

WOMEN’S ELITE TEAM
Jen Whalen
Trina Jacobson
Pam Schuster
Jenny Rios
Jo Celso
Angelica Frayer
Gretchen Stumhofer
Amy Schultz

WOMEN’S AMBASSADORS
Kirsten Darley
Debbie Knickman
Erin Lamb
Tammy Lamb

35/40+ MASTERS
Josh Alverson
John Abate
Philip Tinstman
Oliver Hutchinson
Jon Davy
Karl Bordine
Paul Vaccari
John Flagg
Greg Lonergan
Michael Williams
Chris Thompson
Lee Hodgin
Kelsey Mullen
George Barthel
Ryan Dahl
David Mcneal
David Anderson
Sam Ames
Garnet Vertican
Andy Schmidt
Aron Gadhia
Jon Edwards
Marco Cubillos
Tomo Hamasaki

45/50+ MASTERS
Michael Marckx
Alan Flores
Aron Gadhia
John Hatchitt
John Walsh
Jon Nist
Jim Pappe
Joe Kolling
Dan Vogt
Seth Davidson
Harold Martinez
Dave Jaeger
Bud Owens
Andy Schmidt
John Walsh
Andy McClure
Greg Lonergan
Taylor Fenstermacher

CATEGORY 3 AND 4 DEVELOPMENT
Chris Lonergan
Dan Findley
Eamon O’reilly
Josh Goldman
Scott Martin
Gijs Hanselaar
Derek Johanson

Results:Copper Town Circuit Race

Results:Copper Town Circuit Race

: Course is a 5.5 mile loop that will start in Copper Town Square and head out on to Little John Road west to the far west/south end of the divided section of Little John Road then return back to Copper Town Square through town, criterium style. Race will be based on time/laps not miles. Course has excellent pavement.