American Megan Guarnier spends much of her year in France and away from her family, but the sacrifices allow her to live out her dream.
Stage 4 at the Tour of California featured a coastal route and majestic views as the peloton made its way along Highway 1.
A year after finishing 3 seconds out of first, Julian Alaphilippe is leading the Tour of California by 22 seconds with four stages left.
Julian Alaphilippe survived a tough succession of final climbs to hold the overall while Peter Sagan won his second stage of the week.
Peter Sagan guts out a tough, hilly finish at Laguna Seca to win a gritty sprint in stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Peter Stetina wonders about what could have been on the slopes of Gibraltar but grateful to be back racing after traumatic 2015 injury.
The third stage at the Amgen Tour of California ended after a punishing ascent of Gibraltar Road.
Julian Alaphilippe stuns the Amgen Tour peloton with a brilliant attack on the Gibraltar Road climb to claim the race's overall lead.
19-year-old Neilson Powless is taking on the biggest race of his young career this week in California
Julian Alaphilippe catches Peter Stetina just before the finish on Gibraltar Road to win stage 3 and claim the overall lead in Amgen Tour.