Thursday, February 19, 2015

Amgen Tour of California Starts in Sacramento... hits Delta towns



Dennis McCoy | Sacramento Business Journal
The Sacramento start of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will see riders take a tour of the Sacramento Delta, through Davis and Woodland and then back to West Sacramento to cross the Tower Bridge and finish at the Capitol.

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The Sacramento start of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will see riders take a tour of the Sacramento Delta, through Davis and Woodland and then back to West Sacramento to cross the Tower Bridge and finish at the Capitol.
"The stage one route chosen for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will showcase a much different, yet still as impressive, side of the Sacramento region," said Mike Sophia, director of the Sacramento Sports Commission, in a news release. "The route is fast and flat which will ensure another photo finish as the riders will once again end the stage with three laps around the State Capitol."
The route highlights Sacramento's proximity to agriculture and wine production.
The 2015 Amgen Tour of California, presented locally by Sutter Health, will start at 11 a.m. on May 10th. The route is 127 miles, making it the longest stage in the race.
After starting at the Capitol, the race will wind through the Sacramento River towns of Clarksburg, Courtland, Walnut Grove, Isleton and Rio Vista.
The 10th anniversary run of the Amgen Tour will see 18 professional cycling teams competing. It is the largest field yet for the annual race.
Last year, the race featured 16 teams of professional riders. Teams have between eight and 15 riders each.
The additional teams should add to the total of riders, support, trainers, coaches and other staff.
Last year, the race has accounted directly for 2,081 hotel bookings in Sacramento hotels. Those are rooms booked for riders, coaches, medical staff as well as for race workers, race photographers, team car drivers and chase car drivers. The race fills up Sacramento hotels over Mother's Day weekend, which is otherwise not a big weekend for local lodging.

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