Congratulations to the city of Modesto for a job well done as the host for the start of the third stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Mayor Jim Ridenour, City Council member Kristin Olsen and interim City Manager Jim Niskanen deserve special recognition, as do the local committee and the many people who volunteered. We attended the stage finish in San Jose and the race announcer publicly praised Modesto for being such a great host city. It was exciting to see the cyclists ride through downtown Modesto and go under the arch on their way to Mount Hamilton. Thanks also to The Bee for its coverage of this exciting event. Hopefully, Modesto will be a start for next year's race and one year host a finish.
MICK and CLAUDIA KRAUSNICK