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Published on : Friday, November 8, 2013
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter of the race. The eight day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from May 11-18, 2014 along more than 700 miles of scenic roads through some of California’s most picturesque backdrops.
Considered America’s largest and most prestigious cycling event, the start of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California will begin in front of the state’s Capital Building and travel through 11 host cities during the eight day event including Folsom (first time host city), San Jose, Mt. Diablo, Monterey, Cambria (first time host city), Pismo Beach (first time host city), Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Mountain High (first time host city), Pasadena and Thousand Oaks.
At the Stage 5 finish cyclists will be treated to picturesque views as they ride into Santa Barbara on Thursday, May 15th. Riders will start the day in Pismo Beach before ending in Santa Barbara, which is hosting the race for the second consecutive year and the 5th time in the race’s nine years. Ocean views are the perfect backdrop after a long day of racing and before heading south to Santa Clarita for the following day’s Stage 6 start.
“The Amgen Tour of California has had a very positive impact on our community in the past. It is exciting that Santa Barbara will again be part of the Tour,” noted Kathy Janega-Dykes President and CEO of Visit Santa Barbara, the tourism marketing organization for Santa Barbara’s South Coast. “The Amgen Tour raises awareness of what a great cycling destination we are, Santa Barbara receives global media exposure during the race and there is a noticeable boost in business for our local hotels, restaurants and attractions during the event.”
Source:-Visit Santa Barbara