Sky leader fails to win opening race of the year for first time since 2012
The last time Froome started a season without winning the first stage race of the year was back in 2012. Froome’s winning streak included the Tour of Oman, twice, Ruta del Sol and Herald Sun Tour last year.
Source: Froome beaten in Australia but lays groundwork for Tour de France defence | Cyclingnews.com
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Source: Tour of California 2017: Results & News | Cyclingnews.com
The 12th edition of the Amgen Tour of California will see the US race jump to the WorldTour level for the first time in 2017. The seven-day race, down from eight days in previous years, will take place May 14-20 in the Golden State.
“Tour of California contenders
Two-time World Champion and 2015 Tour of California winner Peter Sagan, who also holds the record for most California stage wins at 15, has confirmed he will be at the 2017 race with his new team Bora-Hansgroe. The rest of the teams and riders for the 2017 race are not yet known. “
Kristin Armstrong is a legend in American cycling, and a rare testament to the work-bike-life balance. This summer in Rio, she won her third Olympic Gold Medal in the Time Trial— becoming the first cyclist of any gender or nationality to win three successive Olympic gold medals in the same event. Bicycling caught up with her a month after the games to talk about victory, family, and the state of women’s racing.
Source: An Interview with Olympic Time Trial Champion Kristin Armstrong | Bicycling