Posted by Editoress on 05/5/14
The start list for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California was announced today. With 128 riders from 16 elite professional cycling teams, the Amgen Tour of California includes three Canadians - Ryan Anderson and Will Routley (both Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale Pro Cycling).
With experts already predicting the 2014 edition will host the ninth annual event's strongest and most competitive field to date, the race begins Sunday, May 11th, and will include three of the world's top-10 cyclists; Tour de France, Giro de Italia and Vuelta a España (Grand Tours) podium finishers; Olympic medalists; 10 World Champions; and six current National Champions, as well as exciting up-and-coming talent. All will be competing to take top honors in America's most prestigious cycling race across more than 720 miles of California's iconic highways, summits and coastlines May 11-18.
"We are honored to welcome such a stellar field of cyclists, many of whom have traveled across the world to compete at the 2014 Amgen Tour of California," said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the race and senior vice president of AEG Sports. "We look forward to an exciting race with one the most accomplished fields of riders to date."
The roster of cycling's best is packed with some of the most decorated cyclists in the world, from Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins, the first cyclist in history to win Olympic gold and the Tour de France in the same year; to Omega Pharma - Quick-Step's Mark Cavendish, who holds the third ever most Tour de France stage wins (25); to Cannondale's Peter Sagan, who holds the record for the most Amgen Tour of California stage wins (10).
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