Amgen Tour of California to Start at Lake Tahoe

Added by on October 11, 2010

The biggest cycling event in the US, the Amgen Tour of California, will begin at Lake Tahoe in 2011. This is the first time this area is involved in the cycling race and it will feature more than one lap and a half located around the Lake Tahoe.

Highway 50 entering Lake Tahoe

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The Amgen Tour will cover over 800 miles from in between fifteen host cities. The tour will begin on May 15, 2010 and will last for eight days, until May 22.

Event organizers stated that due to the success of last year’s event, which had its date changed for February to May, the race would remain to take place in the same month as last year to give fans and racers the chance to see an action-packed race.

The race will begin in Lake Tahoe, home of ‘America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride’ and a renowned cycling destination.

Participants will race through hundreds of miles of amazing Californian terrain and pass through some of the most beautiful landmarks in the state. The final destination of the race will be the Thousand Oaks, Amgen’s hometown. Other host cities include Auburn, Claremont, Livermore, Sacramento, San Jose and Santa Clarita.

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