Amgen Tour of California
Sacramento has officially been named as the start of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California
Auburn used no city money as an Amgen host in 2011, raising an estimated $150,000 to $200,000 from donors who paid for things like hotel rooms and meals for Amgen, as well as police and fire services.
An estimated 10,000 people packed into downtown Sonora to see the start of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California on Wednesday morning.
Last year L Street was blocked off for the AMGEN Tour of California, but this year they won’t be rolling into town at all and some people say that could impact their business.
From coast to coast, thousands of people got front row seats for the first leg of the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Rosa.
America’s premier cycling race, AMGEN Tour of California pedals through Northern California in four of its eight stages. From the beautiful coastal areas of Half Moon Bay in Stage 2 to the Mount Diablo climb in Stage 3, the riders will cover hundreds of miles of Nor Cal terrain. Considered one of the best organized races in the world, the AMGEN promises an exciting week for racers and spectators alike.
Nearly 10,000 people lined the streets of Auburn for the Amgen Tour of California the past two years. Now that foot traffic won’t be here and stores like Atown Bikes will lose a lot of a business — a devastating thing to happen to a small business in a small city.
The host cities for next year’s Amgen Tour of California were announced this morning and Sacramento is not one of them. Neither are the previous host cities of Davis, Modesto, Auburn, and Nevada City.
The Amgen bicycle race through California set for next year won’t be including a dramatic backdrop of Yosemite National Park’s famous granite icons.
After two days of cancellations and delays due to weather, the Amgen Tour of California has finally begun.
Two days to go until the AMGEN Tour of California begins in South Lake Tahoe and winds its way through the state.
The Tour of California has strengthened its anti-doping program to start pre-race testing earlier and have the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, not cycling’s governing body, oversee in-competition testing.