Archives for the day of: November 27, 2012

Though Santa Cruz County won’t be in the lineup, Amgen Tour of California 2013 will be a great race!

Bicycle Santa Cruz

For the First Time Ever, Race will Travel from South to North, Starting in Escondido

Here’s the press release — Karen Kefauver

 LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Twelve cities have been named official Host City partners for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California by AEG, presenter of the race, helping to make up the route which will take riders on a South to North course for the first time in the eight-year race history. Considered America’s largest and most prestigious professional road cycling stage race, the eighth consecutive edition of the Amgen Tour of California will travel approximately 750 miles from May 12-19, 2013.


“Taking the Amgen Tour of California from South to North is something we always knew we wanted to do, and we are thrilled with the way things have come together for 2013,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of…

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Live Oak resident and semi-pro surfer Robert “Wingnut” Weaver scored a wild card alternate position in the World Longboard Championships, also known as the ShenZhou Peninsula Pro, on 2- to 3-foot waves on Hainan Island, China, earlier today.

Weaver earned seven points to finish third behind Brazil’s Rodrigo Sphaier [14:35] and fellow American Mike Stidham [8.50] in the first round. Then, in the second round, Weaver [6.90] was eliminated by Australia’s Harley Ingleby [13.75] in their two-man heat.

Information in this report is from the ASP website.

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