October 20, 2014 -
Amgen Tour of California Names Host Cities for 2014 Race; San Jose to Host for 10th Consecutive Year
SAN JOSE, California –The Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, announced it will make its grand return to Sacramento, the capital of California, to kick off the 10th anniversary of America’s largest cycling race. The eight day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The Amgen Tour of California is also proud to announce a first of its kind, three-day professional women’s cycling race on May 8-10, 2015, as well as an invitational Time Trial on May 15, 2015.
Regarded as the largest and most prestigious cycling event in America, 50 California cities have hosted the race throughout the past nine editions. For the 10th anniversary, the start of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California will take place in Sacramento, the state’s capital, and travel through 12 additional host cities during the eight day event including Nevada City, Lodi (first-time host city), San Jose (ten-time host city), Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Mt. Baldy, L.A. LIVE (Downtown Los Angeles) and Pasadena.
The San Jose Stage will be produced by a veteran Local Organizing Committee, led by the San Jose Sports Authority.
“We are honored that San Jose has been selected to serve as a Host City for the Amgen Tour of California for each of the Tour’s ten years,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “This signature event attracts top cyclists from around the world and draws thousands of spectators to San Jose each year. I’d also like to thank the San Jose Sports Authority for their support in bringing this race back through San Jose.”
The San Jose Sports Authority, a non-profit organization that serves as the sports commission for the City of San Jose will lead the planning and implementation of the Stage 3 Start and Finish.
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September 22, 2014 -
San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced
SAN JOSE, California –
The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame hits a major milestone this year as it will celebrates 20 years of recognizing the tremendous sports legends that have come through the South Bay. This year, four South Bay sports icons that made their mark in professional, collegiate, and Olympic sports make up the 2014 Class of Inductees of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. The 20th class, which will be inducted at the November 17 ceremony at SAP Center at San Jose, includes:
- Julie Foudy: International Soccer Champion
- Owen Nolan: San Jose Sharks All-Star
- Steve Schott: Standout Santa Clara Baseball Player and South Bay Philanthropist
- Dick Vermeil: San Jose State Quarterback, Rose Bowl and Super Bowl Winning Coach
The November ceremony celebrates 20 years of the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. The event kicks off with a reception followed by dinner and induction ceremony. Each inductee will be recognized with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the concourse at SAP Center at San Jose. Individual tickets begin at $250 each and sponsorship and table packages are available ranging from $3,000. For information and to purchase event tickets call (408) 288-2936.
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