Round 8 of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, and it’s another stage race, this time in the USA – the Amgen Tour of California. While the race ran last year, this is a very different beast – with the women’s stages running alongside the men’s on the same days, so benefiting from the same promotion and hopefully crowds, with some serious racing.
This year it’s four stages:
- Stage 1 hilly Lake Tahoe Road Race, 19th May from 10:50am USA PDT (1:50pm USA EDT; 6:50pm UK BST; 19:50 Euro CEST; 3:50am Aussie AEST)
- Stage 2 Folsom Team Time Trial, 20th May, from 10:30 PDT (1:30pm EDT; 6:30pm BST; 19:30 CEST; 3:30am AEDT)
- Stage 3 Santa Rosa rolling Road Race, 21st May from 9:15am PDT (12:15 EDT; 5:15pm BST; 18:15 CEST; 2:15am AEDT)
- Stage 4 Sacramento Crit, 22nd May, from 11:40am PDT (2:40pm EDT; 7:40pm BST; 20:40 CEST; 4:40am AEST)
While the men’s race has live streaming, the women’s doesn’t – but it does have coverage, including the usual great graphics and GPS info, on the Tour Tracker women’s race page, updated by the wonderful Clara Beard, and apps for Android and Apple.
We can also follow the race live on twitter with the AToC twitter, possibly on the separate @AmgenToCWomen twitter (though there’s nothing been tweeted there yet), the #UCIWWT hashtag, and if there’s a separate women’s race hashtag, I’ll edit that in, but if not, use the #AmgenToC hashtag – and I’ll update my livetweeting list with accounts posting from the race.
There will be highlights of race every night on the Tour Tracker and website (find the timings here in PDT – EDT -3 hours; BST -8; CEST -9; AEST – 17), on the UCI YouTube the day after each stage, and most likely on the AToC YouTube too, as well as videos from Wiggle High5 and VoxWomen. As always, I’ll pull together a post of videos I’ve found after the race
Lots more information on the AToC website, facebook and instagram. There’ll be daily updates on Ella Cycling Tips and on Cyclingnews and Velonews’ AToC portals – and previews on Ella, VeloNews, Velorooms, and Road & Mud. And here’s Wiggle High5’s preview video:
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