Tour of California

Patrick Tehan/San Jose Mercury News via APTour of California cyclists ride up Calaveras Road near Milpitas during Tuesday's Stage 3.

Skujins wins mountains, takes lead in Tour of California

SAN JOSE — Latvian Tom Skujins pedaled to a surprising mountain stage…

 

Rich Pedroncelli/APMark Cavendish celebrates winning the first stage of the Tour of California on Sunday in Sacramento.

Mark Cavendish wins first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO— Britain's Mark Cavendish powered past Slovakia's Peter Sagan just before the…

 

Reed Saxon/APGreat Britain’s Bradley Wiggins was the overall winner of the the Tour of California.

Bradley Wiggins wins Tour of California

THOUSAND OAKS — Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California…

 

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Phinney wins fifth stage of Tour of California

SANTA BARBARA — American Taylor Phinney raced to a 12-second victory Thursday…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Dennis wins Stage 3 of Tour of California, gains ground on Wiggins

CLAYTON -- Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune via APRiders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage.

Routley wins stage 4 in Tour of California, Wiggins still in overall lead

CAMBRIA -- Will Routley of Canada surprised the favored sprinters by winning…

David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune via APRiders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Wiggins powers into Tour of California lead

FOLSOM -- Bradley Wiggins of Britain, the 2012 Tour de France winner…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Cavendish wins first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO — Mark Cavendish surged ahead of John Degenkolb in a thrilling…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.

San Francisco not part of 2014 Tour of California route

The Amgen Tour of California announced route details for its 2014 race…

Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

SF not part of Tour of California

The Tour of California is returning to its north-to-south route, but the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesTejay van Garderen celebrates after winning the Tour of California on Sunday. The stage started in San Francisco before finishing in Santa Rosa.

Tejay van Garderen wins Tour of California

SANTA ROSA — Always close to the front but never first at…

Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesTejay van Garderen celebrates after winning the Tour of California on Sunday. The stage started in San Francisco before finishing in Santa Rosa.
Harry How/Getty ImagesJens Voigt took the lead with three miles left of Stage 5

Voigt wins stage, van Garderen takes overall lead

Germany’s Jens Voigt won the fifth stage of the Tour of California…

Harry How/Getty ImagesJens Voigt took the lead with three miles left of Stage 5
Associated PressTyler Farrar celebrates as he wins the fourth stage of the Tour of California cycling race

Farrar wins 4th stage of Tour of California, Acevedo maintains overall lead

Tyler Farrar won the fourth stage of the Tour of California in…

Associated PressTyler Farrar celebrates as he wins the fourth stage of the Tour of California cycling race
Associated PressPeter Sagan

Sagan takes Stage 3 of Tour of California

Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted to the Stage 3 win and Colombian…

Associated PressPeter Sagan
Associated PressBrent Brookwater

Colombia’s Javier Acevedo surges into Tour of California lead

Javier Acevedo of Colombia bolted to the front with about 700 yards…

Associated PressBrent Brookwater
Doug Pensinger/2012 Getty Images file photoThe Tour of California is receiving a major facelift this year.

Tour of California takes on a whole new direction

America’s most prestigious cycling event is receiving a major facelift this year…

Doug Pensinger/2012 Getty Images file photoThe Tour of California is receiving a major facelift this year.
Associated PressLieuwe Westra celebrates his Tour of California win.

Westra leads Tour of California after 1st stage

Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim…

Associated PressLieuwe Westra celebrates his Tour of California win.
AP File PhotoThe Tour of California will end in Santa Rosa

16 teams will ride in Tour of California

Reigning world road race champion Philippe Gilbert and the BMC Racing Team…

AP File PhotoThe Tour of California will end in Santa Rosa
Getty Images file photoMuch like in 2010

Amgen Tour of California a grueling test for riders

What awaits the competitors of the Tour of California is 733.5 miles…

Getty Images file photoMuch like in 2010

Bicyclist suffers major injuries after being struck by car during Tour of California

A bicyclist suffered major injuries after colliding with a car in San…