Tour of California review: Tejay too hot to handle

Tejay van Garderen took his first major stage race general classification victory with an impressive all-round performance in stifling heat at the eight-day Amgen Tour of California. In so doing, the 24-year-old American, who finished fifth at last year’s Tour de France, strengthened his claim to be BMC’s team leader at this year’s race. Continue reading

A tick of ATOC

While Europe is focussed on the Giro d’Italia, the biggest race on the US calendar – the eight-day Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) – kicks off today. We’ll be bringing you a full review at the end of the race, but check back here for quick daily updates (little ticks, if you will) from an event which features star names such as Peter Sagan (winner of five stages last year), Tejay van Garderen, Thomas de Gendt, Dave Zabriskie, Andy Schleck, Philippe Gilbert, Sylvain Chavanel and recent VeloVoices interviewee Jens Voigt. Continue reading