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January 18, 2006

Tour of California route, teams announced

Amgen Tour of California | Route Details

Amgen Tour of California | Confirmed Teams

So I'm going to miss the Tour of California next month, but it's looking to be a big race. The final team roster is out, and it's mostly the same as last year's Tour de Georgia, but with Davitamon-Lotto and T-Mobile added to the Euro squads.

The Tour of California looks like it should be TV and spectator friendly, highlighted by a 3-km Sunday prologue in San Francisco, from the Ferry Building to Coit Tower, and weekend stages around LA, including a beachfront finish on Friday, Feb. 24, and a finishing circuit race over a 12.2-km circuit in Redondo Beach.

Covering 600 miles in all, the race has a UCI 2.1 rating.

Three of the teams are having training camps in Solvang.

Posted by Frank Steele on January 18, 2006 in Top Stories, Tour of California | Permalink

Comments

Cool! My town, San Luis Obispo, has both a finish and a start. I'll definitely be there taking photos and blogging it.

Posted by: Dusty at Jan 18, 2006 2:15:30 PM

Tour of California photos, prologue and Stage 2.

Posted by: Jeff Lee at Feb 26, 2006 11:39:22 PM