Tour of California riders cross the finish line at the California Capitol Building on May 16, 2011.

Swift Clinches Win At 1st Tour Of California Stage

Ben Swift of Great Britain emerged from a massive sprint finish and took the lead Monday after winning the 76.7-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California.


Andrew Messick (C) President of AEG Sports discusses the weather and road conditions with team directors and riders leading to the decision to cancel stage one of the 2011 AMGEN Tour of California from South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe due to unsafe conditions caused by snow on May 15, 2011 in South Lake Tahoe, California.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Stage 1 Of Tour Of Calif. Called Off

The start of the Tour of California was wiped out Sunday because of snow, forcing organizers to cut the event from eight to seven stages.


Tour of California- Stage 8

Cold Temps Await Tour Riders At Tahoe

Officials have still not decided whether the unusually cold temperatures forecasted for the first stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California will cause any changes to the route.

CBS13/CW31 Television–05/14/2011

Bike In Auburn

Auburn Preps For International Spotlight As AMGEN Tour Nears

Two days to go until the AMGEN Tour of California begins in South Lake Tahoe and winds its way through the state.


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Snow Possible For First Tour Of California Stage

The first stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California may be held in blustery conditions typically seen in the middle of winter rather than late spring.

CBS13/CW31 Television–05/11/2011

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Feds Ask For Help In Case Against Lance Armstrong

Undeterred by the slap on the wrist a jury gave Barry Bonds, U.S. investigators are forging ahead in a separate drug-related case against another superstar athlete — Lance Armstrong.


Tour of California- Stage 8

Tour Of California Strengthens Anti-Doping Program

The Tour of California has strengthened its anti-doping program to start pre-race testing earlier and have the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, not cycling’s governing body, oversee in-competition testing.