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America's Greatest Race Offers the Greatest Holiday Gifts for Cycling Fans

Amgen Tour of California Presents 2014 Leader and Limited Edition Jerseys by Champion System and the Ultimate Race Experience with Carmichael Training Systems

LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2013) – Looking for that perfect gift for the cycling fanatic? The Amgen Tour of California has created exclusive holiday offers and merchandise just in time for the holiday season! Now available exclusively at the Amgen Tour of California online store, www.AmgenTourofCaliforniaStore.com, fans can be the first to purchase the just-released 2014 leader jersey designed by Champion System, the official race jersey and uniform partner. A new, limited edition Amgen Tour of California jersey is also available, along with new official ‘ATOC’ gear for men, women and children. For additional holiday savings, opt for a special holiday gift bundle, plus save 50 percent off select jerseys.


With the 2014 Amgen Tour of California set to take place May 11–18, 2014, fans will want to be the first in their neighborhoods and cycling clubs to wear next year’s gear.

As always, the Amgen Tour of California looks to provide its fans the most unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences thru specially created race week offers, including all access passes or the opportunity to ride along the course, even before the pros.

The Amgen Tour of California is offering fans the opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience the tour like never before through an all access pass with the “Finish Line Experience” or riding the course before the pros and racing the clock during Stage 2’s Individual Time Trial in Folsom. For fans looking for a more relaxing way to experience the race-day action without a bike, the Amgen Tour of California is offering packages that include following the peloton and driving the stage in an official support car or enjoying all-inclusive gourmet catering in the VIP Hospitality tent at the finish line. Packages and Experiences are on sale now, with discounted holiday pricing. As a special addition, holiday gift purchases of $500 or more made by Tuesday, Dec. 31, will include an autographed jersey from the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, while supplies last.

ATOC PARTNERS WITH CARMICHAEL TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE:
For the avid cyclist on your list, Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) has partnered with AEG Sports to deliver the ultimate cycling experience for serious race fans. For the fourth year, Chris Carmichael and the CTS Coaches are “going pro” for the “2014 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience.” Team CTS will ride every stage of the Amgen Tour of California and share meals with the pro teams, stay in pro team hotels, benefit from pro-level support on the road, and enjoy exclusive VIP access along the course and at stage start/finish areas.

Videos from previous Amgen Tour of California Race Experiences can be seen at: http://trainright.com/atoc-videos.

The CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience puts amateur cyclists on the course for every stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California a few hours before the peloton of 16 professional teams departs. This is not a wine-and-cheese cycling tour; the Team CTS must work together as a cohesive unit and ride fast enough to stay ahead of the approaching professional peloton. You’ll be chased by the pros and cheered by the fans, all the way to the finish line!

The cost of this exclusive race experience is $11,750, and CTS is accepting applications from riders who believe they have the fitness to successfully complete this challenge. Interested athletes can go to http://trainright.com/atoc to apply online for the CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience Team. There is no cost to apply, individuals must be at least 18 years old to participate, and applications are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. More information is available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

About Amgen
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high-unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About AEG
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, StubHub Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization’s live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. For more information, visit AEG today at www.aegworldwide.com.

Media Contacts:

Michael Roth, AEG
mroth@aeg-la.com
213-742-7155

Eileen Tanner, GolinHarris
etanner@golinharris.com
213-438-8888

Jim Rutberg, Carmichael Training Systems
Editorial/Media Director
jrutberg@trainright.com
719-360-2672

Matt Biby, AEG
VIP Experiences and Hospitality
mbiby@aegworldwide.com
213-742-7815