Amgen Tour

  • 11 teammates testified in case against Armstrong

    Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and show what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping group released a report on its case against Armstrong -- a point-by-point roadmap of the lengths it says Armstrong went to in winning seven Tour de France titles

  • Gesink wins Amgen overall title

    LOS ANGLES -- Eight months after breaking his leg in a training accident, Dutchman Robert Gesink sealed his overall race title Sunday with a main field finish in the eighth stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the final leg. The 22-year-old Sagan claimed the 42.6-

  • Amgen race pays off for hotels, restaurants

    If nothing else, Bakersfield's hospitality industry now knows what cycling people like to eat. Several local hotels and restaurants, taking stock the day after the Amgen Tour of California rolled through town, reported Friday that the highly anticipated sporting event translated to a jump in

  • HERB BENHAM: A glorious day for a glorious sport--unless you're riding

    It was hot. Ninety four when we left. Even a frosty cold beverage struggles against 94.Yesterday, we attended the 5th stage of the Amgen Tour of California, an 18.7 mile-long time trial, that started and finished at BC. I have no idea who won. I was too busy eating the sloppy joe's from Moo

  • David Zabriskie of team Garmin-Barracuda won the Amgen Stage 5 time trial in Bakersfield with a time of 35'59". Zabriskie is also now the Amgen Tour of California overall leader.

    Zabriskie dominates Stage 5, assumes overall lead

    Captain America showed his strength Thursday on the streets of Bakersfield. David Zabriskie, riding for Garmin-Barracuda and wearing his "Captain America" riding suit, stormed into the overall lead of the Amgen Tour of California with a powerful performance in an 18.4-mile time trial

  • Women's No. 1 rider Kristin Armstrong heads up China Grade Loop before turning onto Panorama Drive in the women's time trial.

    Armstrong leaves 'em in the dust

    Only one rider at Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California had won an Olympic gold medal, and she took off down Alfred Harrell Highway Thursday morning before most spectators had noticed. That's right, she. Kristin Armstrong -- no relation to Lance, though the cycling superstar's ex-wife

  • Olympic qualifying is complicated process in world of cycling

    While stage wins and an overall victory in the Amgen Tour of California are goals for many of the American riders competing in the event, solid performances are important for another reason -- a possible berth on the USA Cycling Team for the London Olympics in August. The road and time trial

  • Students and teachers from the Child Life Learning Center walk through College Park, Thursday, after viewing the sights and sounds of the Amgen on the Bakersfield College campus. They were heading back to their school grounds after an action-packed morning field trip.

    Amgen excitement draws diverse crowd of onlookers

    The Amgen Tour of California drew its share of bike racing enthusiasts to watch the time trials in Bakersfield Thursday, but it also lured people who were new to professional cycling. Colleen Toler, 30, of Bakersfield, checked out the action under the shade of a tree, accompanied by her son,

  • Now on YouTube: TBC's Amgen video report

    Californian posts video report on today's Amgen Time Trial. Digital Convergence Manager Louis Amestoy produces, directs and narrates. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTataEjbF6Q

  • Followed by support vehicles as he goes up China Grade, Robert Gesink would finish fourth in Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.

    Amgen website lists top Bakersfield winners

    Bakersfield hosted the 2012 Amgen Tour of California Individual Time Trial Thursday. David Zabriskie (USA) of Garmin-Barracuda was crowned the winner after crossing the finish line with the best time of 35 minutes, 59 seconds. * Jersey Winners Amgen Leader Jersey - David Zabriskie (USA),

  • Michael Dominguez and his son Alex, 3, watch the start of the time trials. Dominguez's two other sons, Eric and Matthew, were also with him during Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.

    Race day goes off without a hitch

    AA hot but breezy afternoon combined with months of detailed preparation to deliver what many said was a successful showing for Bakersfield at Thursday’s stage of the Amgen Tour of California bike race. The event went off without any major complications, although early-morning chaos forced some

  • Amgen Tour of California: Stage 5, time trial results

    Tour of California Results Thursday At Bakersfield Fifth stage A 18.4-mile individual tim trial 1. David Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda), United States, 35 minutes, 59 seconds. 2. Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), Germany, 23 seconds behind. 3. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC), United States, 34

  • Individual time trial winner and leader jersey winner Dave Zabriskie get kisses during celebration at Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.

    Zabriskie takes top spot in Amgen time trial in Bakersfield

    The Amgen Tour of California's stop in Bakersfield has ended with U.S. National Time Trial Champion Dave Zabriskie winning the time trial with a time of 35 minutes, 59 seconds. Jens Voigt of Germany finished second, 23 seconds behind, with American Tejay van Garderen third, 34 seconds behind.

  • Woman's winner Kristin Armstrong finishes the time trial in under 40 minutes.

    Race day has arrived

    The cowbells have gone quiet in northeast Bakersfield as the Amgen Tour of California has ended with U.S. National Time Trial Champion Dave Zabriskie winning the time trial with a time of 35 minutes, 59 seconds. Jens Voigt of Germany finished second, 23 seconds behind, with American Tejay van

  • May 16, 2012 - Clovis, CA, USA - Peter Sagan celebrates his victory in Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, in Clovis, California, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

    Riders set to battle clock

    The sprinters, or rather sprinter Peter Sagan, has had his moments in the sun. Four of them to be exact. Sagan raced to his event-opening fourth consecutive stage win in the Amgen Tour of California on Wednesday, increasing his overall lead to 16 seconds. The 22-year-old Sagan, riding for

  • Students and teachers from the Child Life Learning Center walk through College Park, Thursday, after viewing the sights and sounds of the Amgen on the Bakersfield College campus. They were heading back to their school grounds after an action-packed morning field trip.

    Ready, set .... go to Amgen events

    Cycling aficionados -- and those who just like a good community get-together -- should have their fill of fun Thursday. There will be lots to see and do as the Amgen Tour of California hits Bakersfield for the 18.4-mile time trial. Here's the schedule, as provided by the Bakersfield

  • Amgen about to descend on Bakersfield

    The race is nigh. The Amgen Tour of California will soon be zipping along Alfred Harrell Highway as thousands cheer on from the starting point at Bakersfield College or other vantage points along the route. It's been two years since Bakersfield hosted, and with pent-up anticipation and