Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE)
Stage 8 (Overall Finish): Sunday, May 20
A quick turn after the start will take the riders onto Santa Monica Boulevard and then north on Doheny Drive into the city of West Hollywood. Following the route of the famous LA Marathon, the race will reach Sunset Boulevard and then make a right turn, heading towards
Hollywood. Heads in the peloton are sure to turn as the riders pass the likes of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Kodak Theater, Mann's Chinese Theater, the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, and the Pantages Theater. The route will then turn southeast and travel past Dodger Stadium.
At Grand and Caesar Chavez avenues, the riders will enter the five-mile long circuit that will take riders through Chinatown, past Los Angeles City Hall, the historic Biltmore Hotel, Disney Hall and the LA Music Center as they race past STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE to the finish line.
The winner of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California will be crowned on a special awards stage in Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, a suiting location given the countless number of winners who have also tasted victory here, including GRAMMY, American Music Award, Emmy, ESPY, MTV and American Idol winners. At the end of the race, the winner, along with the team who supported him, will take top honors for having survived the longest and most difficult stage race ever contested in the America.
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Schedule of Events
8:00am-9:30am: 'Nissan Ride Before the Pros'FREE to participants of all experience levels, the Nissan Ride Before the Pros will begin and end at the official finish line where the professional riders will cross the same day.
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8:30am: Lifestyle Festival and VIP Hospitality opensCycling vendors, beer garden, live music, Health & Wellness Expo. Festival Hours: 8:30AM - 1:00PM, 1111 S. FIGUEROA ST., LOS ANGELES CA 90015 more info >>
9:45am-10:15am: Breakaway from Cancer® Breakaway MileThe Breakaway Mile is an approximately one-mile walk for 150 community members who have been touched by cancer that crosses the finish line prior to the stage conclusion of the professional race in Santa Rosa, Livermore, Clovis and Los Angeles.
10:10am: Downtown Circuit, Final Stage - 5 CircuitsStarting for the first time on the famed Rodeo Drive in the heart of Beverly Hills, the peloton will ride past numerous iconic Los Angeles landmarks before arriving downtown for finishing circuits that will culminate with the final dash to the line at L.A. LIVE.
11:50am: Awards CeremonyThe winner of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California will be crowned on a special awards stage in Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
Noon-4:00pm: Official Wrap Party at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE hosted by KIIS FMMusic, food, giveaways and more!
*Times are subject to change
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