SAN JOSE (KCBS) – More than 100 professional cyclists were taking to the road Friday for a 20-mile trek through San Jose in the sixth stage of the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California, which will prompt some street closures in the city for much of the afternoon.
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The cyclists began the 750-mile race up the California coast last Sunday in what is regarded as the largest cycling event in the country, according to the Amgen tour’s website.
Jens Voigt of Germany won the fifth stage that ended Thursday near San Luis Obispo. The race ends in Santa Rosa this Sunday.
The San Jose leg of the race commences at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab at 555 Bailey Ave. in the Almaden area of south San Jose.