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Local Amgen Tour Excitement

Sonora, CA– Next month, local officials are hoping to learn more about the actual route of this summer’s Amgen Tour through Sonora.

City Administrator Tim Miller says starting in January, Amgen tour organizers (AEG) from Southern California will be coming into town monthly.  He’s hoping they will formally announce the details of the Stage Four course soon.

Miller says he does expect the race to start in downtown Sonora.

“It really depends on an area that can accommodate the hospitality tents and the start stage where the racers sign in and the pre-races are conducted,” he said. “We do want to share with the racers and everyone who will be watching, the whole historic character of downtown Sonora.”

Miller says the local organizing committee is looking forward to revealing more about the country’s largest bicycle race as details unfold.

“We will be developing a web page just for the Amgen Tour,” he said. “And that should be up by mid-January.  “And there’s already a Facebook page as well as a Twitter site.”

Miller adds that there has been a lot of buzz around town from local merchants and the community wanting to be a part of the Amgen event.

“We have different committee members that are working on sponsorships and fundraising activities and securing volunteer participation,” he said. “We will be planning a number of events leading up to the race day. It’s going to be just huge to showcase the county.”

Amgen Tour officials say Stage Four will start in Sonora and end in Clovis.  The 750 mile race will run from May 13-20.

To view the Sonora Amgen Tour Facebook page, click here.