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Tour Of California - Cycling Fans Guide and Preview
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Tour Of California - Cycling Fans Guide and Preview

The 2016 Tour of California includes world champions, olympic medalists, hopefuls and a Tour de France champion in an All-Star Lineup that includes Sagan, Wiggins, Cavendish, Degenkolb, Kristoff and Alaphilippe.

Preparing to face-off over a 782-mile course from Southern to Northern California May 15-22, are 144 cyclists (18 teams), and the most ever WorldTour teams.

Here's our guide to the teams, favourites, stages, TV schedule(s), Tour Tracker Apps and Preview Video.

 
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.