SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Amgen Tour of California will again make a stop in Sacramento.
In a press release today, race organizers said the second stage of the 7-stage cycling race will end in the capitol city.
Mayor Kevin Johnson says he’s happy Sacramento was picked to be part of the Tour for the 5th time.
“It’s great that Sacramento is one of the stage finishes for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California,” said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “This marks the fifth straight year that Sacramento has been a part of this world-class event, and I’m sure the city will once again turn out in the tens of thousands to support the cyclists as they race into downtown Sacramento.”
The stage begins on May 16 in Squaw Valley, and after winding its way through Nevada City, Beale Air Force Base and North Sacramento, will do two circuit laps in downtown Sacramento and end at the capitol.
The race is a Tour de France-style event — the largest of its kind in the country, and attracts top riders from all over the world.