Zero Motorcycles has signed on as the official support motorcycle of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race
Zero Motorcycles has partnered with the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race as part of the motorized support fleet for the men’s Big Bear Lake Time Trial stage. Zero Motorcycles are well suited for support, producing no exhaust or noxious chemicals for the athletes to breathe in, and with virtually no sound, athletes can clearly hear any audio instructions from their team over race radios.
This will be the first time an electric motorcycle has been used in the 11-year history of the Amgen Tour of California, the most prestigious international cycling event in North America. From May 11-20, this seven-day men’s and four-day women’s event attracts World Champions, Olympic medalists and Tour de France stage winners from around the world to California to compete across one of the most scenic and challenging courses in any race on the international racing calendar. Starting in Sacramento and finishing in Pasadena, the men’s race will be contested by 16 teams across 575 miles of coastlines, highways and mountain roads. The 16 women’s teams will compete across 257 miles through South Lake Tahoe, Elk Grove and Sacramento. This year’s event will feature top UCI WorldTour teams with the world’s best and most legendary riders
“The Amgen Tour of California is proud to partner with best-in-category companies, and Zero Motorcycles will be a valuable addition to the Big Bear Time Trial stage this year, while also furthering our sustainability efforts for the race overall,” said Kristin Klein, Amgen Tour of California president and executive vice president of AEG Sports.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Amgen Tour of California in bringing electric motorcycles to this prestigious race,” said Todd Andersen, VP of Marketing, Sales and Aftersales at Zero Motorcycles. “Our powertrain’s relative silence and zero emissions are particularly well suited to the needs of elite athletes in competition. Detailed information and prices are available at: www.zeromotorcycles.com. Amgen Tour of California route, tickets, and event information is available at: www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.