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Amgen Tour Misses Nevada County, Hits Auburn

The Amgen Tour of California has announced the route for this year’s statewide bicycle race, and although it doesn’t come through Nevada County, it will be close by. The race will start in Sacramento this year, and will climb up Highway 49 to Auburn. There will also be a time-trial stage in Folsom, and the route will then go through Lincoln. Nevada City Bike Shop owner (and Nevada City City Councilman) Duane Strawser says he’s pleased with the route selection…

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Nevada City was the starting point for the first race in 2005. Next year is the tenth anniversary, and Strawser says especially with sponsorships hard to get, and keep, it’s a great thing that the race has survived almost a decade…

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The race begins at the State Capitol May 11, and will cover 730 miles, before finishing in Thousand Oaks May 18.

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