February 19, 2015 - Amgen Tour of California Announces Iconic 700-Mile Route for Tenth Anniversary Edition

SAN JOSE, California –The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as five stages that highlight different regions of California for the very first time.

An all-star field featuring 144 of the world’s most talented and decorated cyclists will come together in California May 10-17 to compete on the eight-day route covering 724.1 miles of the state’s most stunning and recognizable roadways, highways and coastline drives. Every year, the Amgen Tour of California serves as a testament to athletic greatness of the participants, captivating audiences with thrilling sprints, climbs and overall race strategy, and the tenth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will raise the bar to its highest level yet.

San Jose is the only city to host the Amgen Tour of California for each of the ten years since the race began in 2006. The San Jose Stage 3 Start and Finish will be produced by a veteran Local Organizing Committee, led by the San Jose Sports Authority, a non-profit organization that serves as the sports commission for the City of San Jose.

“San Jose is honored to be the only city to host the Amgen Tour of California for every one of its ten years,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Stage 3 features some of our city’s most challenging cycling, and we look forward to seeing the world’s top professional riders tackle the hills and roads that we are fortunate to ride year-round.”

With San Jose’s Berryessa Community Center serving as the center of operations, the race will start Stage 3 on Berryessa Road and continue north on Piedmont Road before turning onto Calaveras Road, turning southeast into Alameda and Santa Clara counties before re-entering San Jose for a finish near the summit of Metcalf Road and the Santa Clara County Motorcycle Park.

Open to the public, the Stage 3 Start will be host to the Team Parking area and autograph alley, where fans can meet their favorite cyclists, and the Amgen Tour of California’s Lifestyle Festival, with vendors, family activities and entertainment, will be staged at the Finish on Metcalf Road.

“We are truly proud to host the Amgen Tour of California for the tenth consecutive year,” said San Jose Sports Authority Executive Director Patricia Ernstrom. “To be a part of the tenth anniversary is very special for San Jose and a testament to our strong partnership with AEG and the Amgen Tour of California. San Jose has hosted stage starts, finishes and two time trials in locations throughout the City over the past nine years. In this milestone year, as we host Stage 3, – this presents an incredible opportunity to shine a spotlight on San Jose and its amazing cycling landscape for an entire day of world-class competition.”

[Full Story] [Offical Amgen Tour of California Website]





December 4, 2014 -
San Jose Selected to Host 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for Women's Gymnastics

SAN JOSE, California – USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee announced today that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s gymnastics have been awarded to San Jose, Calif.  The event will be conducted at SAP Center at San Jose, site of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and will be held July 8 & 10, 2016.  The men’s event has been awarded to St. Louis, Mo.

“San Jose has been a valuable partner for many great moments over the past 10 years and their commitment to the highest level of success for the 2016 Olympic Trials is undeniable,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “It is a true community effort and this has been reflected at every moment of their desire to see the trials return to the Bay Area.”

The trials and nationals for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

San Jose is hosting its second consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials.  Competition for the women’s trials is slated for July 8 and July 10 and ticketing and session times will be announced in 2015.  However, fans can secure a seat now by placing a 25% deposit to reserve an all-session ticket package at sanjose2016.com or calling (408) 999-5760.  Gymnastics clubs will have the opportunity to purchase discounted all-session tickets through the Gym Club ticket program which will kick off in early 2015.  Also, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be staged at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in conjunction with the trials.

[Full Story and Details at SanJose2016.com]




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