The Amgen Tour of California is one of the nation's largest and most recognized annual sporting events. An eight-day event, this prestigious cycling road race features elite professional teams and athletes from around the world.
Cyclists will race through town on Saturday, May 18 in the seventh stage of the race from Livermore to Mt. Diablo State Park. The route to Mt. Diablo from Livermore is the same that was used in 2012 where a portion of the climb was along the Stage 3 route; this year the race will add an additional five miles of climbing to the actual summit.
During that afternoon there will be rolling closures of Camino Tassajara, Blackhawk Road and Mt. Diablo Scenic Road. Delays of 20-30 minutes can be expected in those areas between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
California Highway Patrol will close the roads ahead of the racers and reopen the streets after riders pass.
"In all likelihood, the 2013 Amgen Tour of California will be won or lost on the climb to the peak of Mt Diablo," the race website states. "The route of 92 miles will feature Morgan Territory Road which will be one of the more spectacular roads the race has ever used. The race will also return to Patterson Pass Road and the infamous wall before returning to Livermore for the first Sprint of the day."
For more information, visit amgentourofcalifornia.com.