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Brennauer, Canuel and Wiles Ready for Amgen Tour of California Women’s Invitational Time Trial Empowered with SRAM

Santa Clarita, CA - Individual Time Trial World Champion Lisa Brennauer is one of three Velocio-SRAM riders who tomorrow will race the Amgen Tour of California Empowered with SRAM Invitational Time Trial. After a forecast of snow and low temperatures the race had to be relocated from Big Bear Lake to a new course in Santa Clarita, California. Brennauer, will be joined by fellow team mates Karol-Ann Canuel and Tayler Wiles to make up a 22 star studded rider start list. Canuel has come off a recent stage victory at Gracia Orlova Tour in Czech Republic in early May and
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Amgen Tour of California Individual Time Trial Relocated to Santa Clarita

Friday's Men's and Women's Individual Time Trials Relocated from Big Bear Due to Weather Concerns Los Angeles, CA – Due to the forecast of snow and low temperatures, the Amgen Tour of California organizers have determined that race day conditions will not be safe for riders, teams, partners, fans or staff participating or attending the Individual Time Trial events scheduled for Friday, May 15 at Big Bear Lake. In order to preserve the important Time Trial stage of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, arrangements are being formalized to relocate Friday’s Men’s and Women’s Individual Time Trials to the Santa
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10th Amgen Tour of California Team Rosters Announced

Star-Studded Peloton to Feature Cavendish, Farrar, Gesink, Kittel and Sagan Los Angeles – On May 10th outside the State Capitol building in Sacramento, 144 cyclists from 18 elite professional teams will line up to begin eight days of fierce competition in the 2015 Amgen Tour of California. Only one among the field of world, national and Olympic champions will be crowned the victor at the race’s conclusion in Pasadena May 17 (full roster attached). Celebrating its 10th year, the Amgen Tour of California is the most esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the most important on the
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Field for 5th Amgen Tour of California Women’s Invitational Time Trial Announced

Fifth Annual Invitational Race May 15 Attracts Elite Women Cyclists, Including Reigning and Former World and National Champions Los Angeles – Preparing to face off for a thrilling Amgen Tour of California Invitational Time Trial at Big Bear Lake on Friday, May 15, is the strongest assembly of women cyclists in race history. The roster of the fifth annual women’s Invitational Time Trial includes previous Amgen Tour of California winners and World, National and Olympic Champions. Among the lineup of 23 will be Lisa Brennauer, reigning Individual and Team Time Trial World Champion (on her winning team were 2013 USA
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Precocious Alaphilippe Surprises – 2015 La Flèche Wallonne

Etixx - Quick-Step Remains #1 in UCI WorldTour Young Etixx - Quick-Step rider Julian Alaphilippe was in fantastic position going into the final 200 meters of the finale of 205.5km La Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday, giving his all and earning a second place finish behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), but ahead of Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEDGE) in third. The 22-year-old French rider was able to stay in front of a drastically reduced peloton that caught Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) after he went solo on Côte de Cherave (8.1% gradient) at the foot of the Mur de Huy. Michal Kwiatkowski, UCI World Road
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Kwiatkowski Golden – 50th Amstel Gold Race

Etixx - Quick-Step Ranked 1st in UCI WorldTour Etixx - Quick-Step rider Michal Kwiatkowski achieved one of his main objectives, winning the first Ardennes Classic of his career on Sunday. The UCI World Road Champion won out of a select group at 258km Amstel Gold Race, as the group came together going into the final kilometer after Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) attacked over the top of his teammate Ben Hermans on the Cauberg. The tactic was the same that won Gilbert the 2014 edition of the race, but did not have the same success in the 2015 edition. Kwiatkowski
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Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen Ready to Restart 2015 Season

Cavendish and Boonen restart season at Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Etixx - Quick-Step has released the race calendars of Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen for the upcoming months. Mark Cavendish will open the next part of his season with the same program of 2014 prior to Le Tour de France. He will race the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, a race in which he won four stages and the points classification the previous year. He will then participate in AMGEN Tour of California. Next on the race calendar of Cavendish is the Tour de Suisse, and finally the British
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Velocio-SRAM, First and Second at Energiewacht Tour

Borkum, Germany - Velocio-SRAM's Lisa Brennauer has won the General Classification of the Energiewacht Tour that finished with a tough stage today Sunday April 12, in Borkum, Germany. Brennauer took the overall win ahead of team mate Trixi Worrack (+5 seconds) and Christine Marjerus (+10 seconds, Boels Dolmans). Brennauer capped off an exciting week for the Velocio-SRAM team who took their first win of the season in the team's time trial (TTT) stage on Wednesday 9 April. The team started the tour strongly in the opening prologue with four riders finishing in the top eleven fastest times. Brennauer, the current
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Stybar Second In Seven Up Sprint – 113th Paris-Roubaix

Two in Top 10 as Lampaert Finishes 7th Etixx - Quick-Step rider Zdenek Stybar finished 2nd in a seven-rider velodrome sprint at 253km Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, as he was led into the velodrome by teammate Yves Lampaert, but John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) was able to come around Stybar on the front for the victory. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) was 3rd. Lampaert, after attacking with 12.1km to go and taking Van Avermaet with him, finished 7th. Van Avermaet and Lampaert were joined by Degenkolb with 5.7km to go in the race out of a small group behind at about 10
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Van Vleuten Narrowly Misses Podium In Flanders

The Bigla Pro Cycling Team lined up in the third World Cup of the season in Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday. The race was won by Italian Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-Honda) after a solo attack while her teammate Jolien D’Hoore and Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) was second and third respectively. Annemiek van Vleuten finished fourth for the team, sprinting from the group for second. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio finished tenth to place two riders in the top ten for BPCT. It was an eventful day for van Vleuten who was part of a nine-rider lead group with 55km to go. After
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