Top Female Cyclists Coming to Tour of California - NBC Bay Area

Top Female Cyclists Coming to Tour of California

Women's event to feature top talent.



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    Some of the top female cyclists in the world are coming to the Golden State to compete in The Amgen Tour of California, according to reports.

    Among the Olympians, top cyclocross racers and triathletes who will pedal in C Germany's Ina-Yoko Tuetenberg, who is the reigning time trial champion and finished one spot away from a medal at last summer's London Olympic Games.

    There are 15 riders in the race, which is May 17. The 19.6-mile women's race will be held before Stage 6 of the men's Tour of California, which is a weeklong event that ends in Santa Rosa.

    Other women in the race include two-time U.S. time trial champion Evelyn Stevens, Olympian Amber Neben, and cyclocross silver medalist Katie Compton, according to the San Jose Mercury News.