The support and media interest in women’s cycling continues to gain momentum as Voxwomen, the world’s first dedicated online women’s cycling channel, has today announced that it has been appointed as an official marketing partner for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered by SRAM.
The inaugural UCI women’s stage race, which runs from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, covers some of the toughest yet most spectacular roads in the Golden State. And Voxwomen will be there to capture all of the action. From behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews to rider secrets and race reporting – viewers will get an exclusive insight into the women’s professional peloton like never before.
Anthony McCrossan, Voxwomen Founder and UCI Women’s World Cup commentator, said: “The Amgen Tour of California is world-renowned for offering some of the most exciting professional racing on the UCI calendar so we’re honored to be able to work with such a highly-regarded stage race – particularly as they have also recognized the need for further women’s racing and industry support.
“At Voxwomen, we strive to give professional women’s cycling a voice and this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the female athletes that are racing in the Amgen Tour of California. Our coverage will allow their personalities to shine alongside their race results. We want riders of all ages to be inspired, and to aspire to be like these women who are just as competitive and tough as their male counterparts.
“Our Voxwomen team will be working hard to cover the insightful as well as the fun elements of competition throughout the week. The Amgen Tour of California Women’s race route has something for every type of rider, and the terrain combined with the beautiful scenery is sure to make for fantastic race viewing. We can’t wait to get started.”
The first stage of the race starts and finishes at the Heavenly Mountain Resort high above South Lake Tahoe. The women will race 74 miles on a scenic loop around the Lake, dipping into Nevada, before climbing the tough 15 percent gradient of Keller Street back to the Mountain Resort.
Heavenly Mountain Resort will be tackled again in the 50-mile second stage however this time the women will race through Lake Tahoe’s forests before taking on the switchback Queen of the Mountain climb of Apache Avenue. The riders will then have to tackle the tough Keller Street hill once again to the finish line.
The final stage will be a day for the sprinters as they line-up for a spectacular finale with a 34-mile circuit race in Sacramento, the same day the men’s race gets underway.
“Cycling is an extraordinary sport attracting incredible athletes from around the world, and we’re thrilled to provide the women with a bigger platform this year as we continue to expand our commitment to women’s professional cycling,” said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “We look forward to our fans experiencing an exciting race in California this May.”
Further information on the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race can be found here: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
Voxwomen is supported by Founding Sponsors including Trek, Madison and Primal Europe. It also receives support from Voxwomen Partner, The Sufferfest.
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