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Stage 1 | Welcome to our new Microsoft Band blog! Each day we will analyze rider data recorded from the previous day’s stage. We provided wearable wrist units to 10 of the 144 riders in the race to track metrics such as speed/distance (via GPS), heart rate, calories, UV exposure, and sleep patterns. Read more for Stage 1

Stage 2 | After a fairly moderate day on Stage 1, Stage 2 entered the mountains of Los Angeles for over 10,000 feet of elevation gain, nearly double the previous day. An early breakaway of 22 riders was eventually reduced to a final selection of 3 including our subject, Will Barta of Axeon Hagens Berman. Read the full blog

Stage 3 | Sleep is an important part of life responsible for muscle rejuvenation, mental release, and balance of the body’s processes. In the cycling world, all the training you do will have a reduced benefit if you’re not able to recover and stay healthy. Read the full blog

Stage 4 | Stage 4 saw the elite men ride one of the most famed stretches of coastlines in California as they departed Morro Rock in Morro Bay for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey County. Read the full blog

Stage 5 | Stage 5 was a long day in the saddle with several hours of continuous climbing traveling from the flat vineyards of Lodi to the high altitude of South Lake Tahoe, peaking at an elevation of 8,580 ft. Read the full blog

Stage 6 | Stage 6 was the decisive Folsom Individual Time Trial for the general classification contenders and specialists in the discipline. For all other riders, especially those with ambitions to save energy and win later in the week, the goal of the time trial is to ride only has hard as required to make the stage’s time cut. Read the full blog

Stage 7 | Many riders described Stage 7 as the true Queen Stage of the race with the only true summit finish coming early in the week on Stage 3. Read the full blog

Stage 8 | Stage 8 was the shortest and easiest day of the week with only 86 miles of flat roads. Read the full blog

Stage 1 - Women's | From reviewing the data and heart rate information provided by the Microsoft Band 2 you can see that there were fireworks in South Lake Tahoe as the peloton took on the first Lexus Queen of the Mountains in Emerald Bay. Read the full blog

Stage 2 - Women's | In order for the riders to focus on the demands of the Team Time Trial we opted to forgo distribution of the Microsoft Bands for this stage

Stage 3 - Women's | One of the most exciting parts of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race is that with 18 of the best teams in the world, and only four stages available to win, the competition for stages and the yellow jersey is fierce. Read the full blog

Stage 4 - Women's | Two of the most exciting aspects of The Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM are the diversity of the course route, and the strength of the field. Read the full blog

Microsoft Band Riders

Click on the ‘Stage’ tabs below for a daily biometric recap of what it takes the riders to compete in the Amgen Tour of California, courtesy of Microsoft Band 2

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Will Barta

Will Barta Team: AXEON HAGENS BERMAN

Riding for Team USA in 2014, he found success in a pair of Nationa Cups events. He was third overall at Course de la Paix and won the opening stage at Trofeo Karlsberg on the way to sixth place overall. In his inaugural season with Axeon last year, he showed his potential as a climber and time trialist while proving to be a valuable teammate. He was fourth at a stage of Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle and sixth in the time trial at the Valley of the Sun stage race.

DOB: 1/4/1996
Height: 5'7"
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Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: Climber/Time Trial

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Travis McCabe

Travis McCabe Team: HOLOWESKO | CITADEL RACING P/B HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR

Career highlights:
2014 NRC Leader
2014 2nd Place U.S. Professional National Road Championships
2014 1st Place Winston Salem Cycling classic 2014

DOB: 5/12/1989
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 155
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: Sprinter

Microsoft Band - Full Race Overview

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Chris Putt

Chris Putt Team: JELLY BELLY CYCLING Team P/B Maxxis

Career highlights:
2015 - 18th USA National U23 Road Championships
2015 - 30th GC Tour de Beauce

DOB: 11/7/1993
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: Climber

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Jesse Anthony

Jesse Anthony Team: RALLY CYCLING

Career highlights:
2014 - 1st Tour de Delta Road Race
2014 - 3rd Thompson Bucks County Classic
2014 - 3rd Thompson Bucks County Classic
2013 - 1st Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
2013 - 5th Tour Of Utah: Stage 4
2013 - 5th Tour of Utah: Stage 4

DOB: 6/12/1985
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 152
Nationality: American
Pro Since: 2006
Specialty: All Around

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Stephen Clancy

Stephen Clancy Team: TEAM NOVO NORDISK

In his fourth year with Team Novo Nordisk, Stephen Clancy already has amassed a list of accolades including Cycling Ireland’s "Domestic Rider of the Year." While considered an all-rounder, Stephen really shows his power in criterium races.

DOB: 7/19/1992
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 138
Nationality: Irish
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: Crits, All Around

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David Lozano

David Lozano Team: TEAM NOVO NORDISK

Now in his third year with Team Novo Nordisk, David Lozano is an 11-time Spanish national champion in mountain-bike and cyclocross racing. David, a climbing specialist, was a high-energy child and his father encouraged him to play sports to burn off excess energy. By the age of 8, he was competing in mountain biking races and went on to dominate the Spanish circuit throughout his teens. David turned professional with a Spanish team at age 18.

DOB: 12/12/1988
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140
Nationality: Spanish
Pro Since: 2006 (mountain bike)
Career Highlights: 11-time Spanish national champion in mountain-bike and cyclocross racing
Specialty: Climber

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Daniel Eaton

Daniel Eaton Team: UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING

DOB: 4/4/1993
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 158
Nationality: American
Pro Since: 2016
Specialty: N/A

Microsoft Band - Full Race Overview

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Tanner Putt

Tanner Putt Team: UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING

Career Highlights:
2014 u23 world championships road race 13th
2014 tour of utah stage 1- 8th stage 2- 7th
2014 1ST, USA CYCLING U23 ROAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014 9TH, LIÈGE – BASTOGNE – LIÈGE U23
2014 10TH OVERALL & BEST YOUNG RIDER, VOLTA AO ALENTEJO/CRÉDITO AGRICOLA COSTA AZUL

DOB: 4/21/1992
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 163
Nationality: American
Pro Since: 2012
Specialty: N/A

Microsoft Band - Full Race Overview

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Daniel Patten

Daniel Patten Team: WIGGINS

Career Highlights:
Winner 2014 SRS Pro 1/2 Knoxville Road

DOB: 7/11/1989
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Nationality: British
Pro Since: N/A
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Coryn Rivera

Coryn Rivera Team: UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team

Career Highlights:
2015 – 4th Omloop van het Hageland
2015 – 1st Redlands Stage Race – Criterium & Sunset Loop
2015 – 1st Joe Martin Stage Race – Stage 3
2015 – Winner – Joe Martin Stage Race – Points Classification
2015 – 2nd Pan-American Road Race Championships
2015 – 2nd US Pro Road Race National Championships
2015 – 5th Philly Cycling Classic
2015 – 1st Air Force Association Cycling Classic
2015 – 1st Thüringen Rundfahrt – Stage 5

DOB: 8/22/1992
Height: 5'1"
Weight: N/A
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: N/A

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Hannah Barnes

Hannah Barnes Team: Canyon//SRAM

Career Highlights:
2015 – Stage winner Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain, Great Britain
2015 – Winner Youth’s Classification Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain, Great Britain
2015 – Winner Youth’s Classification Amgen Tour of California empowered by SRAM, USA
2015 – 2nd stage 3 Amgen Tour of California empowered by SRAM, USA
2015 – Stage winner Silver City’s Tour of the Gila, USA
2015 – 2 stage wins Tour Femenino de San Luis, Mexico
2015 – Winner Youth’s Classification Tour Femenino de San Luis, Mexico
2015 – Winner Gran Prix San Luis Femenino, Mexico

DOB: 5/4/1993
Height: 5'6"
Weight: N/A
Nationality: British
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: N/A

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Alison Tetrick

Alison Tetrick Team: Cylance Pro Cycling

Career Highlights:
2013 – Winner of the Oakland Grand Prix
2013 – Winner of the Sea Otter Cycling Classic Time Trial
2013 – 2nd Overall Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
2013 – Winner of 2 stages at Tour of America’s Dairyland (Downer’s Avenue & Road Race America)
2013 – 2nd Place Chrono des Nations (UCI)
2014 – Winner of the Sea Otter Cycling Classic Road Race
2014 – Winner of the Sprinters & QOM Competition Winston-Salem Cycling Classic (UCI)
2014 – Bronze Medalist World Championships TTT
2015 – 1st Place Stage 6 Tour Femenino de San Luis (UCI), 5th Overall
2015 – 1st Place Stage 2 Chico Stage Race

DOB: 4/4/1985
Height: 5'9"
Weight: N/A
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: N/A

Microsoft Band - Full Race Overview

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Doris Schweizer

Doris Schweizer Team: Cylance Pro Cycling

Career Highlights:
2015 - Swiss ITT Champion
2013 - Swiss Champion

DOB: 8/28/1989
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Nationality: Swiss
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: N/A

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Allie Dragoo

Allie Dragoo Team: Twenty16 – Ridebiker

Career Highlights:
3rd GC Redlands o1st Andersen-Banducci Twilight Crit
1st Tour of Utah Stage 1
2nd US Pro Challenge Stage 1
5th World Championship Team Time Trial

DOB: 12/17/1989
Height: 5'9"
Weight: N/A
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
Specialty: Time Trial, Stage Racing

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Jennifer Tetrick

Jennifer Tetrick Team: Twenty16 – Ridebiker

Formerly a professional triathlete, Jennifer is racing her second season as a professional cyclist with TEAM Twenty16. At U.S. Track Nationals in 2015, Jennifer raced to a gold medal in the team pursuit, in addition to finishing on the podium at the Colorado Grand Prix and the Vic Williams Memorial Classic. As a triathlete, Jennifer finished on the podium at numerous 70.3 and Olympic distances races, including Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Ironman 70.3 Florida and Philly Triathlon among others.

DOB: 11/15/1981
Height: 6’0”
Weight: N/A
Nationality: American
Pro Since: N/A
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