The route of Amgen Tour of California was revealed by the organisers of the race on Thursday, 19th February. The race will span 724 miles. Most of the course of the race is not unfamiliar but some new places are included in the course. The eight day race is scheduled to start this year in the Month of May.
The route of the women’s race was also revealed that day. The women’s race course will span 158 miles. The wome’s race will be a three day race. On the Big Bear lake on 15th May, a time trial race will be held. The time trial race course is going to be 15 miles long.
A survey carried out on cyclists who ride around at night dangerously without lights brought up that about 89% were doing this and so not obeying the law.
The Thames Valley Police reported that there are almost 110 cyclists who were stopped between 6.30pm to 9pmin Oxford’s High Street.
Robbie holds a high estimation of Matthews and the crash which destroyed his dream of being in the Tour this year. Robbie believes that he will have a splendid year in Australia. He is of the opinion that he is going to conquer the stage wins and also the national title.
Earlier this year, Team Sky’s former rider- Jonathan Tiernan-Locke had been banned for about two years because he had failed a particular drug test that was taken in September 2012. Locke claimed that the blood levels were abnormal because of the alcohol that he had consumed during an outing in which he was celebrating his deal with Team Sky.
Leading Aussie star cyclist Cadel Evans has declared possible retirement plans next year. The Tour France 2011 champ is about to hang his boots after Down Under Tour in 2015.
The 2015 Down Under Tour is scheduled to take place from January 17th to 25th. However, the 37-year-old rider will also take part in Great Ocean Road Race championship that is due for February next year.
The possible retirement will mark the conclusion of Evans’ 14-year-old career as a pro rider. Post the retirement Cadel would be filling the shoes of BMC Racing ambassador.