Tour of California

STAGE 2 – May 16
Nevada City to Sacramento

The Tour of California Stage 2 will leave Broad Street, Nevada City, @ 12:30 p.m. The riders are expected to arrive in Sacramento around 3:30 p.m.

The route will start in Nevada City, California (last year’s official Start City) and after working its way west for several miles, the peloton will turn south and head through one of the country’s premier military installations, Beale Air Force Base.

From there it will be a fast ride through the suburbs of Sacramento. Entering the circuit just past the finish line in Sacramento, the riders will begin the first of two circuit laps with a finish at the State Capitol building. You can expect the crowds in Sacramento to be some of the largest for the entire race.

Amgen Tour of California Starts in Nevada City

The 2010 Amgen Tour of California, America’s premier bicycling event, will start in historic downtown Nevada City on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Seven-time Tour de France champion (and 2009 NC Classic winner) Lance Armstrong, defending Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer and a host of top American and international cyclists will compete for the crown.

The Nevada City community is pulling together to host the best and most exciting start The Tour has ever seen. If you’d like to volunteer, call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office at 530-265-2692.