Amgen Tour Of California

November 27, 2012 in CRAY SHIT

Wolfpack Hustle LA is very excited for the tour of california announcement of the 2013 route. The route seems to be a bit of a departure from its previous routes. Trying to expand from the usual big city, to the outer limits of California for what were hoping will be an exciting week of racing. From "Starting in Escondido, just north of San Diego, the race will wind its way up the state, moving inland before heading out to the coast and up to the race finish in Santa Rosa, the host of last year’s race start. The new reversed route is sure to introduce a few new aspects to the week’s racing. With much of the state’s winds running from north-to-south, that could have a heavy impact on some of the racing, especially the coastal stages. Temperature could also come into play with riders heading inland to the Palm Desert area early in the race. While still early in the year, temperatures there can routinely enter the 90′s during the month of May. Still, the change of direction will be sure to inject some refreshed excitement into the race, especially with the new addition of the summit finish atop Mt. Diablo, which is sure to animate the penultimate day of racing, if not decide the race itself. With the individual time trial always playing a decisive roll in the race, the city of San Jose should provide plenty of fanfare for the important stage—it’s the only city to have played a part in all eight editions of the race. Riders have proved receptive to the change, and the fans are likely to follow suit come May. “I’m very excited to hear about the new south-north route for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California,” remarked Chris Horner, winner of the race’s 2011 edition. “After growing up in San Diego, I love seeing the race back on the roads I’ve ridden for the past 25 years. Being welcomed by thousands of fans in Escondido in 2009 was a highlight of my career, and I’m sure the crowds will be even more amazing for the 2013 edition.” 2013 Route Stage 1: Sunday, May 12 – Escondido (Starts and finishes in 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 (Summit Finish) Stage 8: Sunday, May 19 – San Francisco to Santa Rosa See everyone in MAY!