Tour of California 'hiatus' for 2020 leaves United States without WorldTour events
Oct 30 2019 06:50 am CET

Tour of California 'hiatus' for 2020 leaves United States without WorldTour events
Tour of California 'hiatus' for 2020 leaves United States without WorldTour events
Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California has announced that it won't take place in 2020, nor the men's or the women's races.

The American race was the only WorldTour event in the United States and was considered one of the most important in North America. "AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that they will put the Amgen Tour of California race on hiatus for the 2020 racing season," said the race organisation through a tweet.

The race was first held in 2006 and it was normally eight stages long that would take the riders through the entire state of California, including some climbs that were already legendary. The Tour of California started as a 2.1. race then was promoted to 2.HC. for the 2007 season and it became a WorldTour event for the 2017 season.

The American competition has had strong competitors and riders like Robert Gesink, Tejay Van Garderen, Bradley Wiggins, Peter Sagan, Julian Alaphilippe, George Bennet, Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogacar have taken the final victory of it.

The women's Tour of California was held for the first time in 2015 and it was won by riders like Anna van der Breggen, Katie Hall, Megan Guarnier and Trixi Worrack.




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