Re "Thrilling beginning" (Page A1, May 12): I was disappointed that the article didn't highlight the exciting new addition of the women's race to the Amgen Tour of California. This added a new component of live entertainment to the streets of Sacramento.
Not only did the 100-plus women boost our local economy, but their race also added quite a thrill to the day. They lapped the downtown area several times while onlookers whooped and cheered. This new addition to what was a men's tour brought a fresh and updated feel to the sport, catching the eye of bike enthusiasts such as myself, who came out early this year to watch the women's race.
Surely these talented women athletes merit detailed attention on the front page of our local paper, just as the men of the Amgen tour do.
-- Julie Mering, Folsom