The AMGEN Tour of California will bring the drama and excitement of a professional bicycle stage race to the California coast. The world's top professional teams will compete over an eight-day, approximately 650-miles race on a route that includes the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast.
The tour will also raise funds for cancer care and treatment. AMGEN, the tour's title sponsor, will work with The Wellness CommunityÂ®, and Team Discovery member George Hincapie through their new Breakaway from Cancerâ„¢ initiative. The initiative will raise awareness and funds for services and programs that help cancer patients and caregivers.
Stage 7 is flat, fast, and will be a favorite with spectators, featuring a lot of sprint action as the cyclists race in 10 laps around a circuit course in downtown Long Beach. This course is part of the famous Long Beach Grand Prix course used for the CART race cars, meaning a legacy of roads that are wide and fast. Views of San Pedro Bay and the Pacific Ocean will be visible for the entire course, with a backdrop of the famed Queen Mary in the bay. Organizers expect a hard sprint to the finish; as with all the Grand Tours of Europe, winning the final stage of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California is a prize coveted by the riders.
For TIVO users TV coverage on Stage 7 begins at:
Sunday, February 25th 2pm-4pm PST (5pm-7pm EST)
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