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Sacramento confirmed as 2014 Tour of California starting city

The start of stage 7 of the 2013 Amgen Tour of Califormia.

As expected, Sacramento will play host to the start of the Amgen Tour of California for the second time next May and will be part of the event for the sixth time in its nine-year history. Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), presenter of the race, revealed the route cities at a Sacramento press conference Nov. 5. California’s capital city was rumored ... Read More »

Sacramento to stage 2014 Tour of California start?

Tour of California stage finish in Modesto, California.

After a two-year absence, Sacramento is a strong candidate to return as a host city and potentially as the overall starting location for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. Repeated calls to the Sacramento Sports Commission and Sacramento Visitors and Convention Bureau officials regarding the city’s plans for the race have no been returned. Rumors Sacramento would be returning to ... Read More »

Lingering injuries keep Tom Boonen out of Tour of California

Lingering injuries will prevent Tom Boonen from competing int the 2013 Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California has lost its second marque rider in two days with the announcement that former world titlist and Classics specialist Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep) of Belgium will not compete in the race’s eighth edition beginning Sunday. Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard Trek) of Bend, Oregon, the 2011 race titlist, also withdrew this week because of lingering ... Read More »

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