IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS -- May 16th
Volunteers will receive tour gear including a T-shirt, mussette bag, hat and more. If you're interested, please register under Morro Bay here: http://amgentourofcalifornia.com/volunteer
ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA,
THE TOWN OF MORRO BAY HONORED TO TAKE PART
Women’s and Men’s Premier Stage Races Will Bring the
World’s Most Talented and Popular Cycling Stars Back to California
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG announced the 575-mile course for the 2017 UCI WorldTour race, which will take many of the world’s best cyclists on an always picturesque, challenging and highly competitive competition through California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines this spring. The four-day Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM will bring the best in the sport to race in Northern California May 11-14, followed by the men’s seven-day stage race May 14-20. The twelfth annual edition of the men’s race will visit 12 Host Cities from Sacramento to Pasadena. Watch this video announcing the entire route.
“The Amgen Tour of California is America's Greatest Race, and this year more than ever, the world will be watching,” said Kristin Klein, race president and executive vice president of AEG Sports. “As the sport of cycling continues to bloom in America, the Amgen Tour of California men’s and women’s events are both part of the UCI WorldTour for the first time, a privilege and designation reserved for the world’s premier races. This means the competition will reach an all-time high, with the best racers and best teams in the world lining up to take part.”
Morro Bay is honored to be a host of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, America’s biggest stage race. The town is currently recruiting fans (with and without cycling experience) to fill thousands of volunteer positions for various duties along the course. Volunteer registration is open at amgentourofcalifornia.com.
“New to the race this year will be the scenic ride through our National Estuary and State park,” says Jennifer Little, Tourism Manager of Discover Morro Bay. “This breath-taking route allows great spectator areas to watch the race on the course in Morro Bay. Come early and enjoy!”
2017 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT
PRESENTED BY VISIT CALIFORNIA
MEN’S ROUTE: 575.9 miles
STAGE 3 PRESENTED BY TAG Heuer
TUESDAY, MAY 16
Pismo Beach to Morro Bay
113.7 miles / 183 kilometers
Expected Outcome: A flat course with an uphill finish, this stage should find the sprinters ready to pounce.
Two-time Host City Pismo Beach returns this year, and the aroma of clam chowder and the sound of crashing waves will be the sendoff for this nearly 115-mile stage. The riders will enjoy a little of everything they have come to expect from California: beaches, sand dunes, vineyards and wineries, a little climbing, lots of spectators, and lush countryside. Guadalupe, Orcutt, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo will all welcome the riders as they head back to the coast and a finish in Morro Bay, which became a very popular start city in its first showing last year. Riders will encounter one KOM, two sprints, and a nasty little .5 km climb to the finish.
About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Amgen Tour of California is listed on the international professional cycling calendar (2 HC, meaning "beyond category"), awarding important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at amgentourofcalifornia.com.
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