Amgen Tour of California
Levi Leipheimer will have to fend off a strong international field of Tour de France contenders and world champions to win his fourth overall title in the Tour of California.
In the past, the city has been able to pay for the cyclists to end one leg of the race within San Jose, drawing thousands of spectators, but this year money was too tight. With the city in dire financial straits, the private sector is coming to the rescue.
Specific route details have been announced for this year’s Amgen Tour of California.
The Tour of California bicycle race has strengthened its anti-doping program and have the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, not cycling’s governing body, oversee in-competition testing.
The largest professional cycling race in the U.S. will start at Lake Tahoe for the first time next May, but the change also means that some familiar tops will not be part of the 2011 tour.
In the five year history of the Amgen Tour of California San Jose has been only one of two cities that’s been part of every tour, but the city may not be involved in America’s […]