Central Valley left out of 2013 AMGEN Tour of California

FILE A sprint to the finish. This photo was taken near the finish line in Old Town Clovis at the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. (Chris Penning)

November 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Officials with the AMGEN Tour of California have announced the annual race will not take place in any Central Valley city next year.

In years past, Clovis, Visalia, Bakersfield and several mountain communities have represented the Central Valley as either a start or finishing stage of the AMGEN Tour of California.

For the first time ever, the route will start south and head north. Some of the key cities include Escondido, Santa Barbara, Avila Beach, San Jose, San Francisco, and And Santa Rosa.

There are a total of twelve stops next year and the race goes from May 12th to the 19th.

In the video, Action News reporter Tommy Tran has complete coverage on the story.