Los Angeles - Amgen is renewing its title sponsorship of the
Tour of California in a multiyear deal with North America's highest-profile
Tour owners AEG didn't disclose the length of the
sponsorship deal announced on Wednesday.
Amgen, a large biotechnology company headquartered in
Thousand Oaks, California, has been a prominent supporter of the Tour since its
inaugural edition in 2006.
The extended sponsorship agreement also includes
collaboration on a program teaching elementary school students about healthy
lifestyles and bike safety.
The seven-stage Tour of California is currently underway,
with Egan Bernal of Team Sky holding the overall lead Wednesday after four
stages. The race concludes Saturday in Sacramento after traversing more than
800 miles of California.
Entertainment conglomerate AEG also owns properties
including Staples Centre and Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy.