What’s up Dudes and Dudettes?
Any CyclistsInternational readers heading to the West Coast, or looking for the best of American pro racing, sorry it’s not in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco, but running from Sacramento, CA, today, May 12 to a Los Angeles area, Pasadena finish on Saturday, May 18th.
Knowing that last year’s Tour de France and Tour of Italy winners are not racing the Giro d’Italia in Europe, maybe you should ask if they’ll be just a Jet Blue flight away, in the USA!
Not to miss the pro-women, but will your favorite racers (men) be pedaling over 800 miles from Northern California to the Southland.
Subject to last minute changes in California law and permits, the women will race just three days, from the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, to two-mile high Mt. Baldy, to Pasadena.
Started talking about the 5 W’s in regard to the Tour of Italy, the Giro d’Italia, so WHO IS coming to California?
How about more of the Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders, and World Champions!?
Yes, the international stars will be back, repeat jersey winners from the last 13 AMGEN Tour of California events in the Golden State; Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (2015 winner), the 2017 winner, Team JUMBO-Visma’s George Bennett (NZL), EF Education First’s U.S. veteran, 2013 winner, Tejay van Garderen,
Right, somebody asked, “what do you mean over 800 miles?” OK, including the neutral starts it’s over 800 miles, but if you count actual miles after the flag drops it may be just 773 miles – you want to go do that in seven days?
The Golden Bear ATOC race Leader’s jersey,…
Here is an official YouTube description of the first stage:
Abbreviated 2019 Tour of Califonia Mens Teams (Home Country)
World Tour teams:
AST ASTANA Pro Team (KAZ)
TBM BAHRAIN-MERIDA (BRN)
BOH BORA-hansgrohe (GER)
CCC CCC – RENO (POL)
DQT Deceuninck – Quick-Step (BEL)
EFI EF Education First (USA)
TDD Team dimension data (RSA)
INS Team INEOS (formerly sky) (GBR)
TJV Team JUMBO-VISMA (NED)
TKA Team Katusha-Alpecin (SUI)
SUN Team Sunweb-cervelo (GER)
TFS TREK-Segafredo (USA)
UAD UAE Team Emirates (UAE)
Invited Pro-Continental teams:
COF COFIDIS (FRA)
Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team (USA)
ICA ISRAEL Cycling ACADEMY (ISL)
RALLY – UHC (USA)
TNN Team Novo Nordisk (USA)
USA USA Cycling (USA)
Did you catch that, formerly team sky? The old sky favorites, and winners, will be wearing INEOS, but that’s another story!