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May 13 update:
Overlapping with the Tour of California is the Giro d'Italia: live video, results, photos and video everyday


Stage 8 post-race coverage


26 Big Photos from Stage 8 and the Overall Podium (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Stage 8 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Gesink seals overall victory in Tour of Californiacyclingnews
Amgen Tour of California organisers laud peloton cyclingnews
26 Big Photos from Stage 8 and the Overall Podium (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
May 20 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 7 post-race coverage

Stage 7 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Gesink climbs to Tour of California stage 7 victory atop Mt Baldy cyclingnews
Robert Gesink grabs yellow jersey on Mt. Baldyvelonation
Sometimes, the Strongest Rider Does Win the Racebicycling
Gesink takes command of Amgen Tour with powerful attack for stage win, overall leadvelonews
Horner goes down swinging for the GC fence velonews
Joe the giant killer velonews
Gesink Wins Stage and GC Leader’s Jersey on Mt. Baldy’s Steep Climbpodiuminsight
20 Big Photos from Stage 7 (more photos added)veloimages
More Photos from Stage 7velonews
May 19 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 post-race coverage


13 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)veloimages
Stage 6 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Sylvain Georges roars into Big Bear Lakecyclingnews
Sylvain Georges solos to win in stage 6 of Amgen Tour, after 184km out front velonews
Pre-Stage 6, Gesink says ‘in third, anything is possible’ (02:50 English) — velonews
13 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)veloimages
 Stage 6 Highlights (15:20, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 17 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 post-race coverage


17 Big Photos from Stage 5 and the Women's TT (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Stage 5 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Dave Zabriskie blasts into race leadcyclingnews
Zabriskie dominates stage 5 TT at Amgen Tour of California, takes yellow jersey; Van Garderen second on GCvelonews
Zabriskie grabs TT stage win and yellow jerseyvelonation
Amgen Tour of California shakes out in Bakersfield cyclingnews
17 Big Photos from Stage 5 and the Women's TT (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
More Stage 5 Photospezcyclingnews
May 17 update:
Start Order and Times for Bakersfield Time Trialbicycling
Amgen Tour of California general classification set for shake up cyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 post-race coverage


19 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Stage 4 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Sagan sizzles in Cloviscyclingnews
Sagan makes an even four with Amgen win in Clovis velonews
19 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
May 16 update:
Sagan not getting carried away with hype about his potential velonation
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 3 post-race coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Full Stage 3 results and GCbiciciclismo
Sagan three-peats in San Jose cyclingnews
Sagans scores hat trick in California, extends lead velonews
27 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
 Stage 3 Highlights (08:18, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
 Tom Danielson Post-Stage 3 interview (2:21 English) — sbs.au
 Heinrich Haussler Post-Stage 3 interview (04:23 English) — sbs.au
May 15 update:
Last climb today/ Patterson Pass RR (2005)steephill.tv
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 post-race coverage


23 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Stage 2 Full/Official Results and General Classificationamgentourofcalifornia
Sagan wins in Santa Cruzcyclingnews
Sagan wins stage 2 of the Amgen Tour velonews
Peter Sagan cruises to stage two win in Santa Cruzvelonation
Sprinters nullify Amgen Tour of California stage 2 cyclingnews
23 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
 Stage 2 Highlights (09:03, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
More Stage 2 Photospodiuminsight
May 13 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 post-race coverage


23 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
Full/Official Stage 1 Resultsamgentourofcalifornia
Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins in Santa Rosacyclingnews
Sagan wins Amgen Tour opener in Santa Rosavelonews
Peter Sagan powers to stage one victoryvelonation
Peter the Great shows class and adaptability in Amgen winvelonews
23 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)veloimages/reuters
May 12 update:
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.

2012 Tour of California Race Preview


May 12 update:
Preview: No clear favorite for Amgen Tour of California velonews
2012 Official Tour of California rosters with bib numbers (right-below) — steephill
Danielson, Garmin-Barracuda gunning for first Amgen Tour of California wincyclingnews
Tejay Van Garderen to race each day ‘like I’m going for the win’ velonation

May 11 update:
Pre-Race Press Conference Photoscyclingnews

May 10 update:
Preview: Cycling's elite descend on Amgen Tour of California cyclingnews
Leipheimer remains tight-lipped about Amgen Tour of California start cyclingnews

May 1 update: Added the stage timetables to the race summary table (right) which are useful for spectators to know when and where to show up along the route.

March 13 update:
Amgen Tour of California announces 16 invited teams cyclingnews
Team Type 1-Sanofi “shocked and disappointed” to miss out of Tour of California invitationvelonation
US teams hit hard by Amgen Tour of California exclusion cyclingnews
Team Type 1-Sanofi confronts AEG on Amgen Tour of California selectionscyclingnews



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February 8 update:
Tour of California adds more mountains and coastline to 2012 route velonation
Higher, harder route for 2012 Tour of California cyclingnews
Bonny Doon returns to Amgen Tour of California cyclingnews
Leipheimer on Santa Rosa stage at Tour of California cyclingnews
Route Map (PDF) — amgentourofcalifornia

November 3 update:

Stage 1: Sunday, May 13 – Santa Rosa
Stage 2: Monday, May 14 – San Francisco to Santa Cruz County
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 15 – San Jose to Livermore
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 16 – Sonora (new for 2012) to Clovis
Stage 5: Thursday, May 17 – Bakersfield (Individual Time Trial)
Stage 6: Friday, May 18 – Palmdale to Big Bear Lake
Stage 7: Saturday, May 19 – Ontario (new for 2012) to Mt. Baldy
Stage 8: Sunday, May 20 – Los Angeles/L.A. LIVE
2012 Amgen Tour of California route announced cyclingnews
Thirteen Host Cities Announced for 2012 Amgen Tour of California amgentourofcalifornia
2012 Tour of California Route Announcedbicycling


November 1 update:
Tour to announce cities [on Thursday]pressdemocrat

2012 Amgen Tour of California to start in Santa Rosa cyclingnews
Amgen weighing its future with Tour of Californiavelonews
Tour of California expected to bypass Solvang in 2012 santamariatimes
Amgen bicycle race will not include Yosemite leg sacbee

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

May 12 update: A work in progress for Tour of California 2012 live and delayed coverage. Unrestricted links are in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve
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   live video (english)
with a ticker, gps tracking and fan chat; free worldwide. Expect live video for NBC
   live video (english)
    tv schedule (see comments)
North America: NBC Sports Tour of California Schedule
SUNDAY, MAY 13 - FRIDAY, MAY 18: 2 PM PDT/ 5 PM EDT (LIVE)
SATURDAY, MAY 19: 4 PM PDT/ 7 PM EDT (DELAYED)
SUNDAY, MAY 20: 10 AM PDT/ 1 PM EDT (LIVE)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Europe; live tv coverage with english commentary in the evening in Europe
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (see comments)
Australia only; SS2
 live text updates text updates for every stage
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2012 Tour of California Route Map


Route Map (PDF) — amgentourofcalifornia


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