Breakaway from Cancer

Battling cancer mirrors stage racing

As far as endurance goes, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California’s peloton has nothing on Brittany Thayer. While they may be battling it out over hundreds of miles of California’s ...

Cyclists surge toward cures

Each grueling mile they ride gets professional cyclists in the Amgen Tour of California closer to the front of the peloton — and raising awareness for important causes. After t ...

Walk offers community chance to celebrate surviving cancer

Local residents will have a chance to support cancer survivors and hear their inspiring stories Tuesday before the Stage 3 start of the Amgen Tour of California in Downtown Auburn. ...

It’s mettle to the pedal as race begins

There are no guarantees in sports and the Amgen Tour of California is no exception. The beauty of today’s opening stage of the eight-day race is no one knows exactly what to exp ...