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May 15/11 10:22 am - Tour of California: Stage 1 Situation Announcement from Officials

Posted by Editoress on 05/15/11

This statement was released at 1:30 am by the Tour of California organization


"The 2011 Amgen Tour of California is scheduled to kick off Sunday, May 15, in South Lake Tahoe at 10:30 a.m. PT.  As everyone is aware, there is a storm front predicted to reach the area.  Therefore race organizers, in conjunction with the commissaires, teams and public safety organizations, have developed a number of contingency plans with the safety of the riders and fans being the number one priority.  The weather is constantly changing in the Sierras, and our team will be assessing weather conditions throughout the morning.  A decision on any changes to the route and timing will be made at 9 a.m. PT tomorrow, and will ultimately be based on what is best and most safe for our riders and spectators.  Details will be distributed on the official race website and via email.” – Andrew Messick, President of AEG Sports, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California


Map of Stage 1

This is what it looked like at 7am in Lake Tahoe, and the situation will be MUCH worse at elevation






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