Amgen rolls back into Santa Clarita next year

By Signal Staff

Last update: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Helmut up, pump air in the tires, and shift gears as the city of Santa Clarita prepares to host the Stage 4 Finish for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG.

Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition joined city officials Wednesday to announce the return of the race.

Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages in race history and 2017 will mark its 13th hosted stage.

“The Amgen Tour of California … brings world-class competition to the city for our residents to enjoy and provides a considerable boost to our tourism efforts,” said Mayor Bob Kellar in a statement to the media.

Dan Watson The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the  Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the 2001 Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016.  052111
Dan Watson
The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the 2001 Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016. 052111

California’s segment of the tour is generally regarded as the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the largest sporting events in the country.

“Last year, the city was able to showcase our beautiful Old Town Newhall area to thousands of visitors who attended the race,” Kellar said.

Stage 4 of the race rakes place from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita May 17, 2017.

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Amgen rolls back into Santa Clarita next year

Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition joined city officials on Nov. 2 to announce the return of the race. Photo courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita

Helmut up, pump air in the tires, and shift gears as the city of Santa Clarita prepares to host the Stage 4 Finish for the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG.

Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition joined city officials Wednesday to announce the return of the race.

Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages in race history and 2017 will mark its 13th hosted stage.

“The Amgen Tour of California … brings world-class competition to the city for our residents to enjoy and provides a considerable boost to our tourism efforts,” said Mayor Bob Kellar in a statement to the media.

Dan Watson The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the  Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the 2001 Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016.  052111
Dan Watson
The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the 2001 Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016. 052111

California’s segment of the tour is generally regarded as the most internationally respected and esteemed stage race in the U.S. and one of the largest sporting events in the country.

“Last year, the city was able to showcase our beautiful Old Town Newhall area to thousands of visitors who attended the race,” Kellar said.

Stage 4 of the race rakes place from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita May 17, 2017.