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 14th 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 12–18, 2019.
The Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM will run May 16–18 as the North American stage race of the UCI Women's World Tour.
This year, Amgen launches the Breakaway Challenge initiative which joins together Breakaway from Cancer® and Breakaway from Heart Disease™ and serves as a complementary component to its title sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California. Amgen has teamed with Strava, a social fitness app that tracks cycling and running activities, to create the Breakaway Challenge. Strava will aggregate the total miles contributed to the Breakaway Challenge with the goal to collectively reach as many miles as possible with Amgen matching the first 400,000 miles with a $400,000 donation evenly distributed to the independent non-profit partners. Participants can join the Challenge by downloading the Strava app to their mobile device and joining the Breakaway Challenge, or by visiting AmgenBreakawayChallenge.com.
About Breakaway from Heart Disease™
Breakaway from Heart Disease™ is a national campaign powered by Amgen to help change the course of heart disease in the United States. Amgen believes we should all understand our risk of heart disease and be empowered to take steps to improve our heart health through being active and eating right. Breakaway from Heart Disease™ has partnered with Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, the American Heart Association (AHA), FH Foundation and Schwinn to empower Americans to take charge of their heart health by getting active and eating healthy starting today.
About Breakaway from Cancer®
The Breakaway from Cancer® initiative, founded in 2005, 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 six independent nonprofit partner organizations that offer a broad range of free support services complementing those provided by a patient's team of healthcare professionals.
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To learn more about Breakaway Challenge, visit AmgenBreakawayChallenge.com.
For more information about this year's Amgen Tour of California route and team rosters are available at AmgenTourofCalifornia.com.