The largest cycling event in America, the 2013 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, created and presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 12-19, 2013.
The race has provided an important platform for Amgen to launch and extend the reach of our Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, which raises awareness of the important resources available to cancer patients. Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention to survivorship. Breakaway from Cancer is a collaboration between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. These organizations offer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patient's team of healthcare professionals.
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More information about this year's Amgen Tour of California route and team rosters are available at