Amgen Tour of California Cycling Race: Stage 1 | North Bay
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Downtown Santa Rosa | Sonoma Ave. and E St., Santa Rosa, CA
The biggest cycling race in the world—Le Tour de France—is in July but there’s a few races before that give us an insight on who the best riders are: the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a Espana… the Amgen Tour of California?
In 2012, the first day of racing of the Tour will start and finish in Santa Rosa, California, the city that helped establish the race as the premier professional cycling event in the U.S. and home to three-time race champion Levi Leipheimer. Expect to see spectators perched in the trees, rooftops and in windows near the finish line as they vie for the very best view of the final sprint. The stage will start with two neutral laps around the city before heading out to the open roads of beautiful Sonoma County.
Start & End—Santa Rosa: 3rd St. and Santa Rosa Ave.
Race start is at 10:50 AM
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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