The Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race is going on right now, and so far it has been a great race to watch. Even more exciting, the tour will “peak” on Saturday during Stage 7 set for Mt. Diablo State Park.
The Amgen Tour of California is one of America’s biggest annual cycling road race. It is an 8-day event with a new stage in a new California location each day. Professional cycling teams from around the world come to California to compete. This year there are 16 teams competing on some of California’s most beautiful and scenic highways, roadways, and yes, state parks.
Stage 7 on Saturday, May 18 starts in Livermore, CA and ends 92 miles later with an epic climb up Mt. Diablo … finishing at the summit 3,770 feet up. The crowds on Mt. Diablo in 2012 were among the largest ever seen along a mountain route for the race. In 2013, the race will be even better as they have added an extra five miles of climbing to the actual summit.
You should definitely be among the spectators on Mt. Diablo this Saturday. There will be amazing views and amazing athletes putting everything they have into the climb up to the top. For more information visit the Amgen Tour website and be sure to download the spectator’s guide for Stage 7.
If you can’t make it to Mt. Diablo, they will live stream the event on the Amgen Tour website, so be sure to check it out!