PALMDALE – AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race, is seeking original artwork submissions for the design of the 2013 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey. This special and traditional jersey is awarded daily to the cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination, and perseverance.
Many of the world’s elite cyclists will compete for the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey during the eighth consecutive edition of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California taking place May 12 through 19, 2013. Palmdale will host the start of Stage 3 on Tuesday, May 14, as the riders will leave the City on a 100 mile trek en route to Santa Clarita.
From now until February 28, 2013, original artwork submissions will be accepted online at http://bit.ly/13K66WY. The most influential artwork, as determined by votes from fans, will be used in connection with the 2013 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey. Official jersey supplier Champion System will produce this specially designed jersey.
One grand prize package will be awarded to the person who designs the winning artwork. The prize package includes a trip for the winner and one guest to one stage of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, VIP Hospitality passes to the respective stage of the race, an Amgen Tour of California merchandise package, and the opportunity to meet the Most Courageous Rider winner of the stage following the awards ceremony.
The winning submission will be determined by the following criteria:
- Creativity (50 percent)
- Use of colors and elements (25 percent)
- Choice of theme (25 percent)
A panel of judges will review all eligible entries. Official contest rules can be found at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/bfc-contest.
Winners of the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey during the 2012 race include Levi Leipheimer, USA, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Jeremy Vennell (NZL) of Bissell Pro Cycling, Wilson Marentes Torres (COL) of Colombia-Coldeportes, Markel Irizar Arranburu (ESP), RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, Timothy Duggan (USA), Liquigas-Cannondale, Chris Horner (USA), RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, and Robbie McEwan (AUS), Orica-GreenEdge.
The 12 Host City partners for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California include:
- Stage 1: Sunday, May 12 – Escondido
- Stage 2: Monday, May 13 – Murrieta to Greater Palm Springs
- Stage 3: Tuesday, May 14 – Palmdale to Santa Clarita
- Stage 4: Wednesday, May 15 – Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara
- Stage 5: Thursday, May 16 – Santa Barbara to Avila Beach
- Stage 6: Friday, May 17 – San Jose (Individual Time Trial)
- Stage 7: Saturday, May 18 – Livermore to Mt. Diablo
- Stage 8: Sunday, May 19 – San Francisco to Santa Rosa
Sponsorship opportunities with the City of Palmdale are available. “Sponsorships are an important and unique way to connect businesses to consumers, all in the name of fun,” said Palmdale’s Marketing and Sponsorship Specialist Stella Knight. “With the international attention that the Amgen Tour of California attracts, sponsorships will be of great value to any business as well as an investment in our community. In 2011 alone, the race generated 3.5 billion online, print and television impressions locally and worldwide.”
For sponsorship information, contact Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-267-5599.
For further information on the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, and to view the 2013 Amgen Tour of California map, visit www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com, the City of Palmdale’s Web site, www.cityofpalmdale.org/atoc, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ATOCPalmdale.