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Where can I watch the Amgen Tour of California in Palm Springs?

May 9th, 2013 | by Kate McGinty | Comments

Amgen Tour of California

More than 100 cyclists will race through Palm Springs on Monday as part of the Amgen Tour of California — one of the nation’s largest annual sporting events.

Sixteen of the world’s top professional cycling teams will compete in the 750-mile race.

Cyclists will take off from Murietta at 10:15 a.m. Monday on their way toward the Day 2 finish line in Palm Springs.

Here are some tips from Amgen about the best places to watch the race into Palm Springs:

  • King of Mountain (KOM) on Highway 74 at Mountain Center: Look for the sign at the peak of San Jacinto. It will take bicyclists about three hours to get from here to the finish line.
  • On the streets of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. Cyclists will come down Highway 74, loop onto El Paseo Drive and then take Highway 111 to Bob Hope Drive. They’ll wend their way around the cities until hitting Palm Canyon Drive. Zoom in on a closer map here.
  • On Palm Canyon Drive and Racquet Club Road in Palm Springs: Amgen organizers expect this to be a popular spot to park cars and watch the cyclists, shortly before they turn onto Tram Way for the big finish.
  • Tram Way finish line: The road will be blocked, so you cannot drive up Tram Way. You can walk, ride or take a shuttle to get to the finish line.

The last bicyclist should cross the finish line at 3:45 p.m.

 

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