AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA MAKES SHOPPING EASIER AND OFFERS CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY DEALS

Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday Jersey Sale, Cyber Monday Storewide Specials and
Commemorative Gifts with VIP Access Purchase

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 26, 2014) – Have a holiday wish list from the cycling enthusiast in your life? The Amgen Tour of California has created festive bundle offers in time for the holiday shopping rush.

Available exclusively at the Amgen Tour of California Online Store, holiday shoppers and cycling fans have the chance to save with special Black Friday (Nov. 28) and Cyber Monday (Dec. 1) promotions along with exclusive holiday gift bundles for men and women. VIP Access passes are available so that your favorite cycling fan can experience the 2015 race like never before. Launching Black Friday, fans will also receive a limited edition Amgen Tour of California sling bag with commemorative wine cups when two or more VIP Access passes are purchased.

Beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday, the Amgen Tour of California Online Store is offering shoppers 60 percent off official jerseys and is planning on more special savings for Cyber Monday, making it a must-stop destination for holiday gifts. Check out Amgen Tour of California Online Store for more information.

As the 2015 Amgen Tour of California quickly approaches, May 10-17, fans will have the chance to own exclusive race memorabilia ahead of the weeklong festivities. Valid now through Dec. 16, or while supplies last, holiday shoppers can get their hands on special gift bundles. The Men’s holiday bundle will feature an Amgen Tour of California baseball raglan long sleeve shirt, coffee mug, key chain and knit beanie. The Women’s bundle will include a sleek Amgen Tour of California fleece jacket, coffee mug and key chain. For more information on holiday merchandise and gift ideas, please visit www.amgentourofcaliforniastore.com/collections/holiday.

Year after year, the Amgen Tour of California aims to provide racing enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience race week like never before. Through the purchase of VIP Access passes, fans can enjoy an all-inclusive gourmet catering in the VIP Access tent at the start and finish lines. For more information about the VIP Access Holiday promotion, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/vipaccess.

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 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 fifth year, Chris Carmichael and the CTS Coaches are "going pro" for the "2015 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.

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

The CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience puts amateur cyclists on the course for every stage of the 2015 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 of the biggest race in the United States. 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 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.

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

Diana Valdez, Golin
dvaldez@golin.com
213-438-8759

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