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Tour of California won't visit Palo Alto next year

Original post made on Jul 23, 2008

Although a sprint through town kicked off this year's race, Palo Alto is not a stop on next year's Tour of California bike race, race presenter AEG announced today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 9:52 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by sally, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 23, 2008 at 11:39 am

I am disappointed that the race will not be visiting Palo Alto next year. Maybe we can get some amateur races instead? I remember a nice race along California Avenue a few years ago.


Posted by sigh, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm

another set back for Destination Palo Alto


Posted by Heyo, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm

It was a cool event, for sure. But really, there weren't all THAT MANY people there...


Posted by Joe, a resident of Professorville
on Jul 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm

It was a very nice spectator event for my entire family underscoring the vibrancy and appeal of Palo Alto. Also, it appeals to the local subculture of cycling as a sport. However, the revenues posted are surprisingly low for all the effort.


Posted by Biker, a resident of Stanford
on Jul 23, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Could it be that they are not coming back because some of the local leaders were appearin to hog the spotlight and take the focus away from the riders. We know that many ofour council members never miss an opportunity to get their pictures in the papers


Posted by Parent, a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Jul 23, 2008 at 7:45 pm

What a shame! It was so much fun and excitement. A different route each year? That sounds like a polite excuse.


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