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Nevada County Was Backup Site For Amgen Race

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race starts for the women today, and although western Nevada County isn’t part of the route of this year, it almost was. Nevada City Councilman, bike shop owner, and race organizer Duane Strawser says the race will begin as scheduled in South Lake Tahoe, but there were weather concerns…

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The men’s race starts Sunday in Sacramento and will conclude on May 20 in Pasadena. The cyclists have whizzed through Nevada City and Grass Valley in the past, and Strawser and others are continuing to lobby to have that happen again next year…

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Strawser says things are positive between local groups and the Amgen people, dispite a small funding dispute over the race last year. Strawser says it will be late this summer before he has a better indication if Nevada County will be part of the 2018 tour route.

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