Tyler Farrar won the fourth stage of the Tour of California in a mass sprint Wednesday and Colombian climbing specialist Janier Acevedo topped the overall standings for the third day.
Farrar, the Garmin-Sharp rider from Wenatchee, Wash., completed the 83.6-mile stage from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara in 3 hours, 14 minutes, 9 seconds for his first stage victory since the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado in August. Read More
Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted to the Stage 3 win and Colombian Janier Acevedo maintained the race lead Tuesday as strong winds replaced the heat at the Tour of California.
Sagan (Cannondale) completed the 110.3-mile Palmdale to Santa Clarita road race in 4 hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds and was victorious by about a half-bike length.
Michael Matthews (Orica-Greenedge) of Australia was second and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) was third in the mass sprint finish. Read More
Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly stage 1 and assumed the overall race Sunday lead at the Amgen Tour of California.
Westra, an eight-year pro who claimed his 12th career win, completed the 102.6-mile Escondido road race in 4 hours, 31 minutes and 33 seconds as temperatures reached into the high 90s. Read More
The City is proposing $200 million worth of changes to its cycling network in the next five years.
Building 12 new miles of bike lanes, upgrading 50 miles of existing paths and installing more than 20,000 new racks are all part of the plan. Read More
The idea was born out of a conversation among friends, over a few beers after work: They would ride their bikes together down Market Street once a month. The first trip included just a handful of riders and ended after a short jaunt to Zeitgeist, a cyclist-friendly bar in the Mission district. Read More
Professional cyclists will zip through the Marina, the Presidio and portions of western San Francisco in this year’s version of the Tour of California, which returns to The City in 2012 after a year’s absence.
Route details of the annual pro cycling event were announced Wednesday, with this year’s version featuring the most extensive coverage of San Francisco since the 2007 event. Read More
With San Francisco in the middle of updating its 25-year transportation plan, officials from one of The City’s transit planning agencies will meet with the public next week to discuss details of the ambitious undertaking.
The City’s 25-year plan includes objectives for moving commuters of out their cars and on to alternative modes of travel, such as public transit, cycling and walking. Read More
The start of the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California has been delayed because of unsafe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, according to race organizers.The first stage of the race, which was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, will not start until 1:15 p.m., according to a statement from the race posted to its website. Read More
A new starting stage, a legend absent from the field and the guarantee of a new champion.
Changes are everywhere as dozens of the top cyclists from around the world prepare to descend upon the state for the sixth annual Amgen Tour of California, which kicks off in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday. Read More
Levi Leipheimer has been the mainstay in the Amgen Tour of California in its six years of existence and looks to reclaim the top spot in the fast-growing race in 2011.
Leipheimer lost his bid at a fourth straight Tour of California by 25 seconds last year, finishing third.
A couple months later, he finished eighth in the Tour de France. Read More