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Nevada County Snubbed For 2017 Amgen Tour

Amgen TourThe route for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California bicycle race has been announced, and this time, Nevada County is not being included. The race will start in Sacramenmto on Sunday May 14 of next year, and conclude Saturday May 20 in Pasadena. Local organizer Duane Strawser says he thinks there are a lot of factors that led into the decision, including last year’s wet winter…

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Nevada City hosted Stage Two of the race in 2015, but there were costs that Strawser ended up having to pay out of his own pocket, after the City Council declined. Strawser says that and comments about law enforcement from newly installed Council member Reinette Senum this summer may have also factored in…

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But Strawser says he’s optimistic that Nevada County will once again be a part of the race, and he’s already working toward 2018…

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Nevada City was the start of the first-ever race, in 2005.

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