The 10th edition of Amgen Tour of California to be held next year will start from Sacramento according to the latest announcement. The span of the 8 day race is about 700 miles; it will start from Sacramento and proceed southwards. It was also announced that the tour of California will hold a professional women’s race from 8th to 10th May. Also an invitational time trial event will be held on May 15th.
Altogether 52 California based cities have already hosted the race for the first nine years. In its 10th edition 12 cities including Sacramento will play host to the event. Nevada City is playing host to the event for the first time while it is the 10th time San Jose is hosting the event. Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Santa Clarita, Santa Barbara, Ontario, Big Bear Lake, Mt Baldy, Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles are the cities that are hosting the event.
Senior Vice President of AEG Sports and the Executive Director of the Tour of California, Kristin Bachochin said that after the race was initiated nine years ago, they have always tried not only to present the race as a challenge to the top professional cyclists but also to provide a scenic background. She further added that looking ahead to the tenth edition of the race, they’re sure that the viewers will be greatly entertained watching the race in a visually attractive course.
Amgen, a biotechnology company has been the title sponsor of the race for ten years consecutively.
The 2015 Tour of California greatly boost women’s cycling by hosting the women’s race. The course of the three day race passes through South Lake Tahoe and ends in Sacramento. The women’s race starts on the same day as men’s, on 8th May 2015 and ends on 10th May. SRAM is sponsoring the women’s race.
Some of the world’s top racers will be invited to take part in a time trial event before the men’s individual time trial event at the sixth stage of the race takes place in Big Bear Lake.