Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California changed the race’s underdog-vs.-top dog theme. This year, several teams that featured a half-dozen of the country’s best young cyclists, including one from Roseville, weren’t chosen to participate.
David Kause used his cycling knowleged and wealth of contacts to land a long-running role with Quick Step Floors. He does a little bit of everything when the team is in California, including riding with them when they’re in Sacramento.
Modesto expects to recoup its costs of hosting the Stage 2 start of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, which features some of the world’s top male cyclists, who will compete over 600 miles throughout California over one week in May.
The organizers of the Stage 2 start of this year’s Amgen Tour of California in downtown Modesto need nonprofits and health-related businesses to set up booths at the lifestyle festival that will be held in conjunction with the stage.
The Amgen Tour of California Bike Race will have racers cycling through a huge swath of San Luis Obispo County in May, including a route that runs right through downtown San Luis Obispo for the first time in several years. The tour’s State 3 on May 16, 2017, will begin in Pismo Beach and end in Morro Bay.
Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California revealed details about the 2017, which will include a grueling stage that starts in Modesto and concludes in San Jose on May 15. The 88.8-mile second stage of the race will start in downtown Modesto at 11:15 a.m.
The City Council will get an update Tuesday on the local preparations for May’s Amgen Tour of California. Modesto is one of the cities on this year’s tour, which will feature some of the world’s top bicyclists.
As anticipated, the Amgen Tour of California weeklong men’s race is scheduled May 14-20. A corresponding four-day women’s race is also scheduled May 11-14, beginning in South Lake Tahoe and ending in Sacramento. For the first time, Elk Grove will host a stage, No. 3 in the women’s event.