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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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Katie Hall Sizzles in South Lake Tahoe – 2018 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM, Stage 2

South Lake Tahoe, CA - 18 May 2018 - Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) had been here before; two up in the final kilometers of the Kingsbury Grade summit with only the run in to Heavenly Mountain Resort to decide not only the South Lake Tahoe stage, but also the General Classification of the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM. With a last minute surge up the steep incline to the finish line, Hall laid claim to last year's stage edging out the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans), but it would be
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Kendall Ryan Elated In Elk Grove – 2018 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered With SRAM, Stage 1

Elk Grove, CA - 17 May 2018 - Returning to Elk Grove for another year, the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM kicked off with an 77.1-mile (124km) jaunt around the surrounding area. With and intermediate sprint and no climbs to speak of, the world class field delivered the much anticipated field sprint. Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank), a former U.S. Criterium National Champion (2015) from Southern California, took the opener ahead of fellow American, Emma White (Rally Cycling) and Australian, Annette Edmondson (Wiggle-High 5), a former track World Champion and 2012 Olympic Omnium Bronze Medalist.
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Van Garderen Speeds Into Yellow – 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 4

Morgan Hill, CA - 16 May 2018 - Results - Stage 4 Individual Time Trial 1. Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) 2. Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team) 3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky) Jersey Leaders After Stage 4 Amgen Race Leader Jersey – Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) Lexus King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey – Egan Bernal (Team Sky) Visit California Sprint Jersey – Egan Bernal (Team Sky) TAG Heuer Best Young Rider Jersey – Egan Bernal (Team Sky)
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Skujins Victorious In Laguna Seca – 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 3

Salinas, CA - 15 May 2018 – Closing out day three at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, and rebounding one year later at the race where his team pulled him after suffering a concussion and broken collarbone, Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) made a late race move that paid off, along with Sean Bennett (Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team) – one of the youngest in the race at 22 – together creating a gap that held all the way through the Laguna Seca Recreation Area’s speedway finish line. The pair pounced on the final big climb of the day with the
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Bernal Tops On Gibraltar Road – 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2

Santa Barbara, CA - 14 May 2018 – With just over 2k left to ride to the summit of Gibraltar Road, Team Sky’s 21-year-old Egan Bernal (COL) attacked and swiftly climbed away to a solo victory to close out Stage 2 of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California. Tao Geoghegan Hart and his Team Sky teammates set an unyielding pace all the way up the steep grade in support of lead rider Bernal to help launch him to his fourth victory of the 2018 season, shoring up the race lead as well as nearly all of the classification wins with
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