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Team Sky's Ian Boswell checks in from the Amgen Tour of California post Stage 4.
If Stage 3 was the hardest stage of the 2014 race, Stage 4 is arguably the most beautiful. The City of Monterey will host the Stage 4 start at Alvarado Street. With a spectacular backdrop of the Monterey Bay, fisherman heading out for the day's catch, and the sound of harbor seals, the riders will head south on one of the most iconic roadways in the world...Hwy 1. Along the way to Cambria, the riders will vie for one Sprint in Big Sur and three KOMs.
The route will feature spectacular ocean vistas, crashing waves, lighthouses, State Parks, elephant seals, herds of zebra, and Hearst Castle. Cambria is hosting the race for the first time. This is one of the quaintest towns in the USA. Half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Cambria has the ideal mix of the ocean, wineries, shopping, and great restaurants.
Team Sky's Ian Boswell checks in from the Amgen Tour of California prior to Stage 2.
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California’s Race of Truth, the individual time trial, will be held in Folsom. The town of Folsom is just down the road from Auburn. The race has visited Folsom in the past, but this is the first year they have hosted a race stage. Folsom was established as a town to support the gold miners in the 1850s and for the Folsom Prison. Who will strike gold and who will be singing the “Folsom Prison Blues” at the conclusion of this stage?
The 12.5 mile route will begin and finish in Folsom’s historic district. A start on Sutter Street will be followed by a left turn onto Riley and a short downhill run onto the Rainbow Bridge and over the American River. The riders will then head north towards Folsom Lake. A right turn onto Folsom Lake Crossing will take the riders past the main entrance of California’s second oldest prison. A turn onto Green Valley will lead the riders to an 180° turn and back on the same route to a finish in Folsom’s historic downtown district. This is a fast and flat course. While there is good chance that we will see a new leader after Stage 2, don’t expect to see the yellow jersey leave Folsom with a large lead.
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Tune in for a discussion with Elite PAC Tour creators Lon Haldeman and Susan Notorangelo as well as a number of riders who have completed the Toughest Two Week Tour in the World!
San Diego, CA to Tybee Island, GA
Arrive: San Diego, CA Saturday, May 16th
18 riding days 2,785 miles 160 miles per day
The fastest transcontinental bike tour ever! PAC Tour's first Elite Tour was in 1995 and has been going strong ever since!
Daily miles range from 140 to 196 miles per day. Riders completing 100% of the tour will qualify for the Race Across AMerica.This extremem cross country bike tour intended for the most serious riders who are looking for a very challenging ride across America. All riders must routinely ride 200 miles in 10-12 hours in training. An Elite Team Division is being offered for two riders to share participating by individually riding 80-120 miles each day.
This Elite Tour begins in San Diego, California with moderate daily distances the first three days while crossing the desert. We hope all riders will be able to gradually work themselves into shape before they begin the longer days for the remainder of the tour. The route will use a combination of good cycling roads we have ridden for many years.
This is not an easy cross-country route following the boring flat lands of the Southern states. We will intentionally climb many steep mountain grades in Arizona and New Mexico. In the eastern states we will ride many hilly days including the notorious Talimena Parkway which includes many 15% grades.
This cross country bicycle tour is only for the best riders. Do not come on this tour if you are looking for an easy ride across the country. Even the fastest riders will be tested to their limits on most days.
this and that, it's chat .. . she seems very knowledgeable and has a lot to share !
(after some months of being off BTR, back and just getting back into it with a new online friend)
California dreamin' ...
Future and past .. Many topics being touched upon...
UGP Radio #272 Tour De Fra & Secret Agent Aussie Steve
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