May 15: As America's most successful cycling race, 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. One of only two American races listed as a UCI 2.HC event on the international professional cycling calendar, the Amgen Tour of California awards important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. The Amgen Tour of California brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the ninth consecutive year in 2014. More information is available at