AEG officials, presenters of the Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race, are seeking original artwork submissions for the design of the 2013 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey, according to a news release Tuesday
The city of Santa Clarita is hosting two stages of the Amgen Tour of California later this year.
“Amgen’s goal with Breakaway from Cancer is to raise awareness of the resources available for those touched by cancer – from prevention through survivorship,” said Bob Azelby, vice president and general manager, Amgen Oncology. “Amgen is committed to helping those with cancer, and the Most Courageous Rider Jersey contest is another way to reach into the community and connect with those impacted by the disease. We look forward to seeing the creative designs that originate from this contest.”
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Santa Clarita will play host on two consecutive days, including: May 14, when the city will serve as the finish for the stage 3, which begins in Palmdale; and May 15 for the start of stage 4, which continues to Santa Barbara.
“Santa Clarita is proud to once again return as a host city for the Amgen Tour of California and we couldn't be happier to partner with the great city of Palmdale for the third stage of the race.” said Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, “As race fans travel from across the United States and all over the world, we will plan on showing them some of the very best of what Southern California has to offer.”
Considered America’s largest and most prestigious professional road cycling stage race, the Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style race that is extremely demanding for competitors and exciting for spectators. The Amgen Tour of California attracts spectators from across the globe as well as regional, national and international media coverage, showcasing the very best of Santa Clarita to millions.
The Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey is awarded daily to the cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination, and perseverance.
One grand prize package will be awarded to the person who designs the winning artwork. The prize package includes a trip for the winner and one guest to one stage of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, including round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, VIP Hospitality passes to the respective stage of the race, an Amgen Tour of California merchandise package, and the opportunity to meet the most courageous rider winner of the stage following the awards ceremony.
For more information on the 2013 Amgen Tour of California coming to the city of Santa Clarita, visit AmgenTourOfCalifornia. For future updates in Santa Clarita, visit Santa-Clarita.com/TourofCa.