This Week: Bikes of Amgen tour rolling back into town
05/05/2014 12:00 AM
05/05/2014 12:41 AM
The Amgen Tour of California returns to Sacramento on Sunday in a big way after a two-year absence. Bicyclists competing in the eight-day road race will begin their journey in Sacramento, with a 123-mile opening stage that starts downtown and winds through Placer and El Dorado counties, gaining 3,900 feet in elevation before returning to the Capitol.
A day later, the race will hold a 12.5-mile individual time trial in Folsom. City officials said they expect 10,000 spectators to line the streets for Folsom’s first appearance as an tour host city.
The opening stage in Sacramento is scheduled to start at 10:50 a.m. In Folsom on Monday, women riders will start at 11:10 a.m.; men at 1:05 p.m. An opening gala will be held Friday in Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium.
The riders, who include some of the top cyclists in the world, will cover 740 miles before finishing the race May 18 in Thousand Oaks. The Sacramento Sports Commission estimates that the race’s return to Sacramento will result in 2,790 nights of hotel bookings and inject about $8.4 million into the area economy.
– Mary Lynne Vellinga
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