PALMDALE – The Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling event in America and one of the top races in the world, will be coming through Palmdale on Friday, May 16.
Stage 6 of the race will start in Santa Clarita at 11:35 a.m. and finish at Mountain High North at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Featuring some of the top cyclists in the world, including Olympic athletes and Tour de France competitors, the cyclists will pedal through Palmdale roughly between 1:40 and 2:30 p.m.
Come out and watch the race along the route!
The racers will enter Palmdale city limits as they head east on Elizabeth Lake Road after turning right from San Francisquito Canyon Road. They will continue east on Elizabeth Lake Road, then make a right and head south onto Tierra Subida, across from the Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Continuing south on Tierra Subida, the cyclists will cross Avenue S and head towards Barrel Springs Road, where they will turn left and head east. They will proceed on Barrel Springs until they come to Sierra Highway, where they will turn right and head south. Once they reach Pearblossom Highway, the racers will turn right and pedal towards Angeles Forest Highway, where they will begin a trek through the foothills taking Mt. Emma road east on their way to Mountain High in Wrightwood.
Now in its ninth year, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California features a roster complete with Olympians, World and National Champions, Grand Tour stage winners, and the only cyclist to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year (Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins in 2012).
“Each year, our goal is to make the Amgen Tour of California the best one yet, and I believe this is going to be an absolutely unprecedented year of racing with so many top performers at the international level,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the race and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “We are eager for fans to experience the thrill of watching some of the most accomplished cyclists in the world competing here in California.”
The 2014 Amgen Tour of California will feature 16 of the top teams in the world battling for victory across more than 720 miles of California terrain, from Sacramento to Thousand Oaks, passing through 10 host communities in between.
For more information on the 2014 Amgen Tour of California, and to view the 2014 Amgen Tour of California map, visit www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.