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 12th consecutive year. The Tour de France-style seven-stage men’s event, created and presented by AEG, will challenge the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 14–20, 2017.
The Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will run May 11–14 as the North American stage race of the UCI Women’s World Tour.
About Breakaway from Heart Disease™
Amgen’s newest initiative Breakaway from Heart Disease™ encourages Americans to take charge of their risk of heart disease and represents a partnership between Amgen and the American Heart Association. This initiative is dedicated to empowering everyone to take action for good heart health through diagnostic screenings as well as information and tools related to physical activity and healthy eating. Amgen also has a partnership with the bike company Schwinn to encourage heart healthy activities like bike riding.
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, independent 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 Breakaway from Heart Disease™, visit BreakawayFromHeartDisease.com or follow Breakaway from Heart Disease™ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For more information about Breakaway from Cancer®, visit BreakawayFromCancer.com or follow Breakaway from Cancer® on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
For more information about this year's Amgen Tour of California route and team rosters are available at AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.