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The 10th annual Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race features 18 world-class teams competing over eight days across 724 miles of California’s most scenic highways, roadways and coastlines.

Presented by Lexus, Stage 7, the “Queen Stage,” will begin in Ontario and travel 80 miles to conclude with an intense mountaintop finish at Mt. Baldy Ski Area.

SATURDAY, MAY 16
11:45 a.m.: Stage 8 start in Ontario
*3:25 p.m.: Estimated race conclusion at Mt. Baldy Ski Area
Following finish: Press conference with race leaders
10:15 a.m.: Free Lifestyle Festival open near finish line

*Estimate only – finish time can be affected by many race factors; plan to arrive early to ensure you see the finish

POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE (~20 minutes after the stage finish)
Location: Finish line, 8401 Mt. Baldy Rd., Mt Baldy, CA 91759 (outdoors, under tent)

 

DAILY SATELLITE FEED INFORMATION: Sat., May 16, 2015: 4:20 – 4:30 p.m. (PDT)
Daily highlights will be available in HD for television news stations.
CONTACT: Tracy Michaels – 719-331-1476

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Satellite: Galaxy 17 Tr 24K Lower Transmit: Ku-band TES – K-34
Location: 91⁰ W Bandwidth: 18 MHz Video: HD 16:9 1080i / 59.94 MPEG 2 – 4:2:0
Modulation: DVBS – QPSK Encryption: In the Clear
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FEC Rate: 5/6 Symbol Rate: 14.0 Msym/s Data Rate: 21.503 Mbps
Audio: PID 256 Channel 1: International Sound Channel 2: English Guide

Breakaway from Cancer®
Founded in 2005, Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer from prevention through survivorship.

– Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey Presenter, cancer survivor Justin McLean

L’Etape California
More than 600 registered amateur cyclists will ride a shortened route of Stage 7, just hours before the world-renowned professional cyclists. Leading the peloton of amateur cyclists to the finish line of Mt. Baldy will be acclaimed fan favorite Jens Voigt, who retired from a celebrated 17-year career after last season and joins the race in a new capacity as the 2015 Amgen Tour of California Race Ambassador in celebration of the race’s 10th anniversary.

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