SOURCE: City of Claremont

March 01, 2011 10:20 ET

Claremont Hosts Amgen Tour of California Stage 7

Stage 7 to Begin in Claremont, Ascend to Baldy Finish

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - On May 21, 25,000 people are expected to descend on the city of Claremont to enjoy the start of Stage 7 of the premier cycling race in the U.S., the 2011 Amgen Tour of California taking place from May 15 - 22.

Stage 7 of the race, presented by Nissan, will begin in Claremont on Saturday, May 21 with the signing-in ceremony, where the cyclists will gather to officially sign in for the Stage before they start the race at the Claremont Train Depot, located at 200 W. First St. in Claremont. Spectators may comfortably watch the entirety of the race on a JumboTron at the Claremont Train Depot.

One of the more difficult stages of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, the Stage 7 route will wind through the tree-lined streets of Claremont, visiting the Claremont Colleges and the beautiful downtown Village area, before heading north and ascending the San Gabriel Mountains to the famously steep Glendora Mountain Road, Glendora Ridge Road, Azusa Canyon, and ending with the brutal climb to the summit of Mt. Baldy for a much-anticipated mountain-top finish.

Local media inquiries, please contact Bevin Handel, City of Claremont PIO at 909-399-5497 or Jess Block, PR/Marketing Co-chair of the Stage 7 Local Organizing Committee at 909-706-8525.

Credentialing inquiries visit http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/news/media-info.html

ABOUT CLAREMONT:
Located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont is best known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and prestigious college campuses reminiscent of old New England. Within its vibrant core, the City boasts a charming Village comprised of a variety of shopping, dining, and professional services. Historic Route 66 travels through the city and is nestled on the lower slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains. For more information visit http://www.tourofcalifornia-claremont.org.

ABOUT THE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA:
The largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 15-22. For more information, visit http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com

Contact Information

  • Local media inquiries, please contact
    Bevin Handel
    City of Claremont PIO
    909-399-5497

    Jess Block
    PR/Marketing Co-chair
    Stage 7 Local Organizing Committee
    909-706-8525