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Photo Essay | Turning Wheels for Kids with the San Francisco 49ers


On November 10th, volunteers from Optum Pro Cycling and the San Francisco 49ers teamed up to build bicycles for foster youth in the Bay Area. For the third consecutive year, the two organiations partnered with Turning Wheels for Kids, a passionate 501(3)C run entirely by volunteers who provide bikes, helmets and locks to underprivileged kids around California.

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2014 La Course | PHOTO ESSAY


La Course is one of the biggest races the Orange & Black have ever had the privilege of competing in. Female cyclists haven’t had a race in the Tour de France since 1989, and to have it come on the one of the most famous streets in the world on the monumental final day of the Tour was special, and long overdue.

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PHOTO ESSAY | PRE-RACE | TOUR OF CALIFORNIA


When getting ready for a race as big as the Amgen Tour of California it takes a full circle effort from our staff, riders, vehicles, and even equipment for our team to perform at the level needed to succeed at such a prestigious event.  Our new RV has come in handy for transporting everything needed for the race, even the riders.

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PHOTO ESSAY | WOMEN’S TOUR | TO THE GARDEN CITY |


images and words by Sam Wiebe

Today was a beautiful trip from Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City. The Garden Cities of England, I learned from our fantastic assistant for the race John Deering, were designed to be an attractive, comfortable destination for families seeking a home after the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of large swaths of London in World War II. The route sped through small villages, lush forests, and wide open rolling plains. One constant – roads only slightly larger than your average bike path.

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PHOTO ESSAY | WOMEN’S TOUR | OUTSIDE THE PELOTON


Stage three of the Women's Tour was essentially a circuit race, beginning and ending in the port town of Clacton-on-Sea. A beautiful coastal town, Clacton is also the largest port in England. It is also apparently hope to the largest crosswinds in England, which made for a difficult journey.

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The Borah Teamwear OTW Speed Suit


Borah Teamwear, proud partner and supporter of the Optum Pro Cycling team, has just released its latest cycling jersey and prototype speed suit for the squad to utilize at the Amgen Tour of California.