Toms is a swiss army knife, apparently.

Toms is a swiss army knife, apparently.

Last year, after a successful move on stage 5, Toms Skujiņš became the first Latvian to ever wear the polka-dot jersey at the Tour de France. A year on, Skujiņš was back in the stage 5 breakaway again, this time with his eyes set on Wednesday's stage win in Colmar. The most combative rider prize at the end of the day might not have been what he'd hoped for, but his brand-new Latvian national champion jersey remained on display until the finale.

Toms' amped about 2019 Amgen Tour of California

The Latvian champ used to edging the World’s top sprinters is looking for more with a fifth participation in the Amgen Tour of California.

“How do I do it? That’s a good question.” Toms Skujins (Trek - Segafredo) is all smiles as he gets ready for his fifth participation in a row in the Amgen Tour of California (12-18 May) - another opportunity for him to shine on American roads and for cycling enthusiasts to try and understand how the Latvian champ does “it”, make the most of tricky stages to snatch successes away from the world’s top sprinters. 

Since he first attended America’s biggest cycling event, in 2015, Toms Skujins hasn’t missed a single edition of the Amgen Tour of California. And he hasn’t missed on many opportunities to establish himself as the man to watch when attackers derail the race with long-range moves: four participations, a handful of breakaway attempts and three stage wins. “I have the best memories from there”, Toms Skujins must say. “It’s worked out better for me in California than elsewhere. And it’s always a great experience.”

You can read more on the Amgen Tour of California website! Link below.