Jens Voigt Named Amgen Tour of California Ambassador
February 28, 2015 - bbq set
LOS ANGELES (February 27, 2015) – Legendary veteran cyclist Jens Voigt has been named Ambassador of a Amgen Tour of California veteran cycling race. In this central role, a late rider, who has participated in all 9 prior editions of a annual theatre race, will offer as an confidant to competition organizers in serve to other central duties heading adult to and during a competition set for May 10-17.
Voigt’s duties will also embody participating in a central kick-off Press Conference and opening dusk eventuality holding place May 8 in Sacramento, Calif., appearing in awards ceremonies during a race’s opening and final weekends, as good as during name partner, media and VIP-related events. The two-time Tour de France Stage Winner will also offer as an researcher during a race’s daily live coverage on NBC Sports Network in serve to pity his insights as partial of a unchanging shred enclosed within a central Tour Tracker.
“Jens Voigt’s passion for cycling energizes all those around him – from his competitors to a fans,” pronounced Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive executive of a Amgen Tour of California and comparison clamp boss of AEG Sports. “As a aspirant in all 9 of a prior editions, we couldn’t suppose a 10th anniversary book but Jens Voigt and positively couldn’t prognosticate a improved envoy for a Amgen Tour of California.”
One of a sport’s all-time fan favorites, Voigt also will attend in a race’s annual L’Etape California float set for May 16. With a peloton approaching to be in a thousands, Voigt will lead a cyclists on an 80-mile fan float finishing during a tip of Mt. Baldy on many of a same Stage 7 march a professionals will competition by after in a day.
“I only couldn’t keep myself divided from a Amgen Tour of California!” pronounced Jens Voigt, who won an considerable solo theatre feat opposite clever coastal crosswinds in Avila Beach in 2013. “California was always one of my favorite places to race, and we can’t wait to get out there on a pleasing march once again as an Amgen Tour of California Ambassador. we am also many vehement that this eventuality will concede me to correlate with a good California fans in a new and really personal approach during America’s biggest race.”
With his initial “official” twitter progressing today, a Grevesmühlen, East Germany-native will keep in hold with fans of a Amgen Tour of California with unchanging postings on his and a race’s amicable media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook thru a race’s final day when a 2015 Champion will be crowned.
L’ETAPE CALIFORNIA 2015 SET FOR MAY 16
As partial of a 2015 Amgen Tour of California, competition presenter AEG will once again move cycling fans a ultimate highway competition knowledge – a eventuality to float a theatre only hours before a world-renowned veteran cyclists competing in a eight-day theatre competition May 10-17. Leading a peloton of pledge cyclists approaching to be in a thousands on a L’Etape California march Saturday, May 16 will be acclaimed fan favorite Jens Voigt, who late from a distinguished 17-year career after final deteriorate and joins a competition in a new ability as a 2015 Amgen Tour of California envoy in jubilee of a race’s 10th anniversary.
The 2015 L’Etape California will underline a same Mt. Baldy stand and many of a same roads a veteran riders will competition during a Amgen Tour of California’s Queen Stage (Stage 7, Presented by Lexus). Two distances are offered, both showcasing pleasing roads and poignant climbing. The 80-mile prolonged float will start during 7 a.m., with a 40-mile brief float following during 9 a.m. Once they cranky a finish line, L’Etape California riders will have front-row seats to a end of a veteran competition theatre inside a final mile of a climb.
“The L’Etape California rides have always been a favorite serve to a competition permitting a many dedicated fans a eventuality to knowledge a march only like a pros do,” pronounced Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive executive of a Amgen Tour of California and comparison clamp boss of AEG Sports. “The knowledge will be bigger and improved than ever this year with Jens Voigt, one of a sport’s all-time greats and a fan-favorite in California, in a peloton and some really severe climbs to competition as well.”
The brief march will broach riders directly to a Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts after 5,000 feet of betterment benefit over a 13-mile climb. The longer march will start with a stand to Mt. Baldy Village before branch left onto a scenic Glendora Ridge and Glendora Mountain Roads. For 20 miles, riders will suffer a rolling and rambling skirmish before reaching Glendora and a foothills of a San Gabriel Mountains. After roving by a foothill communities, riders will tackle Mt. Baldy Road for a second time. Upon reaching Mt. Baldy Village, riders will pull on toward a limit and a steepest partial of a climb, averaging a scarcely 9 percent slope for a final 4.3 miles.
At a summit, riders will cranky a central Amgen Tour of California finish line as photographers constraint their impulse of excellence – an disdainful payoff for L’Etape California participants. All told, a riders will applaud a feat of gaining some-more than 10,000 feet of elevation. Participants will suffer a gratifying atmosphere in a designated observation area within a final mile of a march with a BBQ dish as they wait a attainment of a veteran peloton between 3-3:30 p.m.
The float is open to all cycling enthusiasts looking for a severe day in a saddle and will embody automatic support supposing by SRAM Neutral Race Support group and nutritive stops via a course. All purebred participants will accept a “Shut up, Baldy!” t-shirt to commemorate a perfectionist day – a play on Voigt’s racing mantra, “Shut up, legs!” Entry is singular and is approaching to fill quickly.
Registration and eventuality information for L’Etape California 2015 is accessible at: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/letapecalifornia
*Route and start times are theme to change
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