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Modesto likely to host Tour of California bike race again in '09

Modesto likely will host a stage of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycling race in February. City officials couldn't confirm the details, but they sent out a press release today saying Mayor Jim Ridenour would make an announcement about the race Wednesday morning.

Modesto drew thousands of people to its downtown earlier this year to watch a pack of professional cyclists begin a leg of the statewide race. Ridenour’s announcement is scheduled to take place at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the grand ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel, 1150 9th St.

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