Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tour of California

The Amgen 2010 Tour of California will hit the roadways under sunny skies when it moves to May 16th through the 23rd for its fifth run.

Organizers announced the host cities and the stages today and Stage 4 on Wednesday May 19th will have the cyclists heading from San Jose to Modesto. The final route for that stage has not been announced but it could push through parts of Tracy. Last year's similar stage had the race skirt the roadways south of Tracy and drew huge crowds in the rain.

the May date hopes for better weather and the opportunity to head into the mountains for challenging climbs. Some of the riders have announced their plans to compete in the race including Lance Armstrong with his new Team Radio Shack.

For more info on the race you can visit the Amgen Tour of California race site here.

1 comment:

s92 said...

Luckily the rain held off as the '09 tour passed through town :)
Hope the '10 route is similar to this years. Have some better spots in mind to take photos.
Photography-wise the colorful riders should turn out much better in bright May sunlight.

My 2009 Amgen Tour photos:
Don't say it. I know they are bad.
Was trying to capture the tour with some local id in the background (@11th & Lammers).
There is no excuse for crappy photography.