The Amgen Tour of California is America’s largest road cycling race and will bring the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the 11th consecutive year. The Tour de France-style eight day stage event, created and presented by AEG, will challenge the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 15-22, 2016.
For the first time, the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will run simultaneously May 19-22 as the first North American stage race of the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour.
About Breakaway from Heart Disease™
Amgen’s Breakaway from Heart Disease™ campaign was created as a complementary component to the Amgen Tour of California. The campaign urges Americans to find out about their family history heart disease and get active through cycling. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana has joined forces with Amgen, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Schwinn to help make America’s heart health a priority.
About Breakaway from Cancer®
Amgen is leading the race to dramatically improve people's lives through its national initiative, Breakaway from Cancer. Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer aims to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship. Breakaway from Cancer is a collaboration between Amgen and four nonprofit partner 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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For more information about this year's Amgen Tour of California route and team rosters are available at AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.