8 years ago by Phil Booth

Seven Scenes on the Road to Gibraltar

Stage Three of the ATOC From Inside the Rally Cycling Team Car

All eight of the team's race bikes in California are on auction to benefit the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. Four of the eight have bids and four more are still waiting for new owners.

The Pacific Coast Highway, completely shuttered for a bike race, was a sight to behold. Evan Huffman's breakaway passes Mugu Point.

In a cool twist, the peloton rolled through some familiar territory in downtown Oxnard, the home of the team's training camp seven years running.

One the coolest part of the Amgen Tour of California is the school children that come out to support the race. Oxnard's collection was seriously impressive.

The ram horn helmet guy has reached ubiquity. He has attended every American "Big Three" stage race start to finish since the team's inception nearly ten years ago. 

Ram horn guy may have some new competition from inflatable bull suit guy. A new rivalry is born at the Amgen Tour of California.

The man behind the lens – Casey Gibson has been shooting bike racing for thirty years and is the team's "photo moto" guy.

After a day in the break, Evan Huffman takes a moment refuel a few Clif Shots. The riders must strike a delicate balance when hunger pangs strike on the bike. 

Will Routley waits to get a ride to the team's RV. The team's Acura RDX support vehicles are lifesavers at the top of a desolate mountain after 5 hours in the saddle.