The Spring sun usually shows its face during the running of Paris-Nice, which began Sunday. It has also hosted some epic battles on the journey to the Cote d’Azur. The race was first run in 1933 and has built a history packed with legends, great exploits and tragedy. In this special report from CyclingRevealed, we recall the 1966 edition which probably ranks as the greatest Paris-Nice of them all.
250,000 spectators lined the streets of Redondo Beach Sunday to witness the final stage of the inaugural Amgen Tour of California. Race officials believe that during the week 1.3 million spectators watched a stout international field of cyclists compete. For the All-American podium, things could not have gone better!
Yeah, the race was great, but nothing, and I mean nothing, could compare to the absolutely amazing family presence at this Thousand Oaks finish. Let me get the facts out of the way so I can focus on the real story – proof that cycling is growing in popularity in this country.
The dynamics of a cycling team go way beyond the eight guys that hit the road every day. At the end of the day, as cycling fans, we appreciate the savage power of the Blue Train driving Big George to victory, but what we don’t see is what drives the pro teams behind-the-scenes.
Team Toyota-United’s JJ Haedo scored a brilliant win of today’s Queen stage along the California coast. It was a full-team effort as ds’s Frankie Andreu & Harm Jansen plotted the winning strategy, then assigned their men to deliver the win. Pez was along for the ride and here’s how it unfolded …
The racing season is barely under way and while much of the pro peloton is applying sunscreen in sunny Socal, the real hard men are pulling on the thermal booties, vests, and long gloves for this weekend’s unofficial Classics kick off in Belgium – get ready for Het Volk and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne!