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A Sprinter’s Tale – An Interview with Kendall Ryan

The first thing you notice about Kendall Ryan (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) is an indelible smile. Quick to laugh and dance, she is the consummate teammate keeping everyone relaxed before the race. Once inside the barricades, however, her smile belies a competitive streak that speaks less to her elation but rather to a sense that she intends to devour her competition. Kendall’s love of racing was fostered early on alongside her brother and sister on the local BMX circuit. She would rise to national attention at the age of 15 when she was chosen to take part in USA Cycling’s Development

Rémi Cavagna on the podium in Morgan Hill | Photo: Leonard Basobas/LB Photography
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Cavagna Solos for First Professional Win – 2019 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 3

MORGAN HILL, CA – Another day, another Deceuninck – Quick-Step victory. On Stage 3 of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, 23-year-old French rider Rémi Cavagna claimed his first WorldTour stage win of his young career. “Since winning last year in Belgium, I was in search of another victory, and taking it today gives me huge satisfaction. I came in California to help the squad, to pull in the bunch every day, but the team gave me freedom today and I am happy I could repay them for their confidence. In cycling, you need to take your chance and give your best

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Asgreen Ascends – 2019 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2

South Lake Tahoe, CA –  Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step), a self-described man for the Classics, rode in three breakaways today and ultimately surged to a victory at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe ahead of American Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First Pro Cycling) . The victory was Asgreen’s first WorldTour stage win following a 2nd place finish in the Tour of Flanders this spring. Team Ineos’ Gianni Moscon (ITA), who was a factor on the hills in the latter part of the day, finished third for the stage. Despite his second placed finish on the day, van Garderen climbed 14,500 feet on the

Peter Sagan Claims his 17th Amgen Tour of California Win
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Sagan Regains Golden Form – 2019 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2019) – The Amgen Tour of California kicked off with BORA-hansgrohe’s three-time World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) claiming his 17th California stage win by a wheel over USA Cycling National Team’s Travis McCabe (Tucson, Ariz.). Continuing to grow his Amgen Tour of California stage win record, Sagan also took the early lead in the Sprint competition. The final meters of the race’s 10th visit to Sacramento were neck and neck with Sagan and McCabe, who is celebrating his 30th birthday today. Sagan placed second twice before on this finish behind Mark Cavendish in 2015 and 2016. Third for the stage was Maximilian Walscheid (GER) of Team Sunweb, which set a blazing tempo around the Capitol Circuits to get him

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Alaphilippe Impervious to Mur de Huy – 2019 Flèche Wallonne

Julian Alaphilippe’s phenomenal season continued this Wednesday in Belgium, where the 26-year-old again conquered Flèche Wallonne, adding the one-day race to his impressive haul of 2019 victories, which also includes Milano-Sanremo, Strade Bianche, as well as stages at the Vuelta a San Juan, Tour Colombia, Tirreno-Adriatico and Vuelta al Pais Vasco. “Last year, I notched up my first big victory here, so being able to repeat that success gives me a lot of joy, but it tastes differently, because this edition was far more difficult. I am extremely proud of our team, who rode a perfect race, protected me from

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Julian Alaphilippe Solos For First Tour de France Win – 105th Tour de France, Stage 10

17-Jul-2018: Overcome with emotion after a majestic mountain raid, Julian Alaphilippe basked in joy and glory at the finish in Le Grand-Bornand, where he seized the day, earning not only his maiden Tour de France stage victory, but also the prestigious polka dot jersey. All these came at the end of a 158.5km-long stage peppered with five classified climb, four of which were won by Julian, the same rider who initiated the day’s breakaway which numbered 21 riders, including teammate Philippe Gilbert. “I came close to winning a stage at my debut two years ago and I know it’s not

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Gaviria Takes Opener – 105th Tour de France, Stage 1

Fernando Gaviria didn’t waste any time in leaving an indelible mark over the 105th Tour de France, as he produced a perfect sprint on the uphill drag to Fontenay-Le-Comte to win the opening stage of the race and don the first yellow jersey, capping off a perfect day for Quick-Step Floors, one during which our team has been prominent from the very outset, first by chasing and reeling in the breakaway, and then by setting up the sprint of the 23-year-old debutant. “It’s incredible, I don’t have enough words to tell you how I feel on this amazing day. I

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Gaviria Throws Triple, Bernal Signals Arrival – 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7

Sacramento, CA – 19 May 2018 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) was coy about his chances at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California during the kick-off press conference. Coming off sudden rash of injuries, he had every right to be. But after 7 days of racing, the Colombian speedster walked away with the green Visit California Sprint Jersey after winning all three sprint stages. In a photo finish in Sacramento, Gaviria needed a late throw to pip the hard charging Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb), who raised his hands in victory at the line. Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-SCOTT) rounded out the podium

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Arlenis Sierra Outsprints The Field, Katie Hall Takes The Overall – 2018 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered With SRAM

Sacramento, CA – 19 May 2018 – The revelation of last year’s Amgen Tour of California Womens’ Race Empowered with SRAM, Cuban Champion Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team) did not disappoint in the finale as she dusted off the competition in Sacramento. After 20 laps of the 2.2-mile Capitol circuit downtown, Sierra outsprinted Alexis Ryan (CANYON//SRAM Racing) and Emma White (Rally Cycling) to take the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered With SRAM. With Katie Hall’s magnificent performance during the final kilometers of the mountainous Stage 2 in South Lake Tahoe, the overall was all

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Egan Bernal Solos, Surges Into Yellow – 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 6

South Lake Tahoe, CA – 18 May 2018 – With Katie Hall (UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling) placing her stamp on the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered With SRAM an hour earlier, Egan Bernal, Team Sky’s 21-year-old Colombian rider, made a similar statement, leaving many to wonder if they were witnessing the opening crescendo to an eventual Grand Tour champion. Though Bernal would cede the King of the Mountains lead to Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) on today’s mountainous stage, the Colombian regained the overall Amgen Tour of California race lead with a daring solo uphill finish that pulled him +1.25” ahead

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