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NBC Sports Sets Daily 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Coverage
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NBC Sports Sets Daily 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Coverage

NBC Sports Group will present 16 hours of live race coverage of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, beginning Sunday, May 15, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and culminating with the final stage on Sunday, May 22 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

144 cyclists from 18 elite professional teams are expected to compete in the eight-day race. Top contenders include 2015 Amgen Tour of California champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), who won the by the closest margin in race history (3 seconds), and second-place finisher Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx - Quick-Step). Alaphilippe's teammate and top sprinter Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick-Step) also returns to the race after winning four individual stages last year.

 
San Luis Obispo County, California To Host Stage 4 of Amgen Tour of California in Morro Bay, May 18, 2016
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San Luis Obispo County, California To Host Stage 4 of Amgen Tour of California in Morro Bay, May 18, 2016

Scenic coastal route starts in Morro Bay and heads north along Highway 1, providing a magnificent backdrop for elite cyclists.

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California, which enters its second decade as America's most prestigious annual cycling event, will feature San Luis Obispo County for the third straight year as part of this years epic event. Offering an unsurpassed field of mens professional teams for the 2016 race, cyclists will compete along one of the most scenic coastal regions in California, beginning in Morro Bay and heading north along Highway 1 through San Luis Obispo County to Monterey County.

 
Major Sponsorship Renewals for Tour of California
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Major Sponsorship Renewals for Tour of California

Coca-cola, the World’s Largest Beverage Company, and UnitedHealthCare, a Leading Health And Well-being Company, Also Extended Their Sponsorship With The Leading Cycling Event.  AEG, the owner and operator of the Amgen Tour of California, today announced that Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, renewed its title sponsorship of California’s largest professional cycling event. In addition, Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, and UnitedHealthcare, a leading health and well-being company, also extended their sponsorship with the leading cycling event. Collectively, these partnerships represent the largest renewal investments since the race’s inception.

 
2016 Tour of California Leader Jerseys Revealed
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2016 Tour of California Leader Jerseys Revealed

As the Amgen Tour of California (May 15-22) and the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Womens Race empowered with SRAM (May 19-22) draw near, cycling fans and pros alike know that a new race season means new jerseys to earn, covet and collect. Leader jerseys are a time-honored tradition in the sport and are awarded in five categories at the California race to signify the best performers each day.

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California jersey lineup will feature designs unique to the mens and womens races from Champion System, the races exclusive jersey provider for the fourth consecutive year.

Take a look!

 
Tour of California Announces Competition to Create Original Artwork
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Tour of California Announce Competition to Create Original Artwork

Fans, artists and cyclists are being recruited the Amgen Tour of California, the nations largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, to create and submit original artwork for the 2016 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer(r) Fashion Design Contest.

From now until May 4, 2016, original artwork submissions will be accepted online at amgentourofcalifornia.com/designcontest. The winning artwork will be used as the design for a Breakaway from Cancer-inspired kaftan (tunic top) that is part of Bold and the Beautiful actress Katherine Kelly Langs collection.

The Breakaway from Cancer kaftan will be available for sale on the daytime television stars website, A portion of the profits from the sale of each kaftan will go to Breakaway From Cancers four nonprofit partner organizations.