Photo Gallery: Remembering the Tour of California

Take a look back at the ATOC

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After the news of the 2020 Tour of California cancellation was announced this week, we took a look back at some of our favorite photos of the race.

The Golden State bids adieu to WorldTour racing in 2020. While the action may not be returning we have shots of our favorite memories from the ATOC.

The Tour of California highlighted much more than the top American talent racing against hardened Euro pros. Support from fans and local communities was showcased worldwide.

Toms Skujins claimed victory at the Laguna Seca Race track in a pose reminiscent of Jens Voigt’s victory in Avila Beach a few years prior. Skujins greatly benefited from his time racing in California moving up from development team ranks to reaching the WorldTour.

Taking his third consecutive overall victory in 2009, Levi Leipheimer is the king of California and still hold the records for most overall general classification wins.

 

Egan Bernal had a brekaout performance in 2018. Then a 21-year-old, Bernal dominated the veterans, like 2016 champion Julian Alaphilippe, throughout the week of racing.
Anna van der Breggen and Tadej Pogacar were victorious in the latest edition of the Tour. Van der Breggen captured yellow while wearing the rainbow jersey, while Pogacar continued his form to capture a podium spot at the Vuelta a Espana.
Peter Sagan (17) and Mark Cavendish (10) head the list of most stage wins throughout the 14 editions of the race.

With so much uncertainty in the future of America’s latest stage race to be “put on hiatus” we end up left with a major piece missing form the American racing calendar. While the possibility of a return looms on the horizon,  we’ll just have to stick to watching the Giro this May.

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