Tour of Calfornia: The Pros Settle into California

If you haven’t checked out my week’s preview of the Tour of California, you can find a link here.

The Amgen Tour of California is just a couple of days away and the pros are already settling in.

Some have been here for weeks, others just came over the pond.

Acclimating to California isn’t hard. In fact, it’s probably the reason why all these pros want to do this race anyways.

Day off – new passion? #tourofcalifornia2016 #oakleysunglasses #lotoffun #golf #petersagan

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Peter Sagan has already got into the swing of things.

Pre ride Big Bear #Altitude #rio A photo posted by Sir Wiggo (@bradwiggins) on

Sir Bradley Wiggins along with mate Mark Cavendish getting ready for tea.

Peter Stetina and teammate Kiel Reijnen getting high. On altitude. Don’t go there…

This is practically Andrew Talansky’s backyard.


Big thanks to the Fairly Group for the sweet ride out to @amgentoc. @rideargyle

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Lawson Craddock using a couple special favors to get out to the Tour of California

Kiel also made his was over to the north coast. Stage 7 must be important.

Team Katusha is making their first appearance at the TOC. Doesn’t look like they’ll have a problem.

Arrived in San Diego for @amgentoc! Good ride with @bmcproteam #california #ride_bmc A photo posted by Greg Van Avermaet (@gregvanavermaet) on

Team BMC also seems happy to be here. Does anyone take this training seriously?


Lake Tahoe was nice today! It still did hurt!

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Laurens Ten Dam is here, but this is already home anyways.

It was a good ride here in #california A photo posted by Zdenek Stybar (@stybarzdenek) on

Zdenek Stybar and his Etixx family are already cutting up the California Coastline.

Hollywood recovery ride with my bros.

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Phil Gaimon and Jesse Anthony acts as tourists in their own city

Witness the fitness. A photo posted by lachlanmorton (@lachlanmorton) on

No rest time for Lachlan Morton coming from his Tour of the Gila win.

Always nice to be back in America #losangeles #santamonicapier #baywatch

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Danny van Poppel earning serious tourist points.

Julian Alaphilippe sneaks in some video while teammates aren’t looking.