TEAM SKY sets off for a training ride Friday in the Lake Tahoe area. Photo by Jacee Ferris

TEAM SKY sets off for a training ride Friday in the Lake Tahoe area. Photo by Jacee Ferris


Amgen Tour of California started Monday at Nevada City

By May 15, 2011

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — One hundred and 50 fit young men in distinctive Lycra cycling gear; 19 world-class teams; 800 miles of professional bicycle racing over eight days; two very stiff climbs — one worthy of the Tour de France; approximately 100+ miles riding each day; one intense time trial; a women’s time trial featuring 13 top women cyclists; and sometimes competing in weather that keeps most of us indoors — that is the sixth annual Amgen Tour of California.

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