Specific route details for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race will be revealed beginning tomorrow via individual stage videos, AEG, presenter of the fifth-annual event, announced today. The videos have been created in collaboration between the start and finish cities of each stage (designated at Ã¢â‚¬Å“host citiesÃ¢â‚¬Â), highlighting features of the route for the eight-day event. Two videos will be released per day throughout the week of Feb. 8, and they can be viewed online at the Amgen Tour of California Web site (www.amgentourofcalifornia.com), as well as the Amgen Tour of CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Facebook page and on YouTube.
Stage-by-stage videos revealing the routes will be released on the following days:
- Tuesday, Feb. 9 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Stage 1 (Nevada City to Sacramento) and Stage 2 (Davis to Santa Rosa)
- Wednesday, Feb. 10 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Stage 3 (San Francisco to Santa Cruz) and Stage 4 (San Jose to Modesto)
- Thursday, Feb. 11 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Stage 5 (Visalia to Bakersfield) and Stage 6 (Pasadena to Big Bear Lake)
- Friday, Feb. 12 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Stage 7 (Los Angeles individual time trial) and Stage 8 (Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village/Agoura Hills)
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One of the most anticipated professional cycling races in the world, the 2010 Amgen Tour of California will be staged over eight days and will travel more than 800 miles of CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s scenic roads, highways and coastline drives. Running from May 16 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 23, 2010, the race will visit 16 host cities for official stage starts and finishes, with communities along the route getting the chance to see a lineup of some of the most elite, recognizable athletes and teams in the world. Host cities for the eight stages include: Nevada City (new city for 2010), Sacramento, Davis, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Modesto, Visalia, Bakersfield (new city for 2010), Pasadena, Big Bear Lake (new city for 2010), Los Angeles (new city for 2010) and Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village (new city for 2010)/Agoura Hills (new city for 2010), title-sponsor AmgenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hometown community.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The May timing of the 2010 edition of the Amgen Tour of California is going to allow us to visit some challenging new areas of California that previously were not possible due to the weather,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, presenter of the race. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Through these fun and creative videos that the host cities have put together, we are going to be able to showcase the challenge and beauty of our 2010 route.Ã¢â‚¬Â