Yesterday,the Amgen Tour of California revealed route details for this year’s most anticipated cycling event. The City of Santa Clarita returns as a host city for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. This year marks the sixth time that Santa Clarita will serve as host city for the world-class event, and will be the first city in race history to host two stage starts.
Westfield Valencia Town Center will be a familiar location for the Amgen Tour of California, but a notable difference in this year’s race is Santa Clarita will also showcase Old Town Newhall for the first time in race history. The newly-revitalized Main Street will be front and center for the first of two stage starts in Santa Clarita, drawing in an international community of cycling fans.
On Friday, May 16, Santa Clarita will kick off Stage 6, starting on Main Street in Old Town Newhall, where riders will travel for approximately 95 miles until reaching the finish stage at Mountain High North, the second true mountaintop finish of 2014.
The teams will return to Santa Clarita the morning of Saturday, May 17, for the Start of Stage 7 at the popular Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. This start will kick off an 89 mile journey to the finish line in Pasadena passing the Rose Bowl and the iconic Colorado Street Bridge along the way.
A series of local events will be held in the lead-up to the race, including the return of the popular Hit the Trail community bike ride.
For more information on the Amgen Tour of California, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, as well as events, visit Santa-Clarita.com/TourofCA. For complete race details and information, visit AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.