Velissimo Named an Official Tour of California Tour Operator

15th Dec 2012
Tour of California Jersey

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 12/15/2012 – AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race, is pleased to announce Velissimo – Cycling Destinations, a provider in deluxe cycling vacations, as an Official Tour Operator of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, which runs from May 12-19, 2013.

“Millions watch our race all around the world,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. “It’s one thing to experience the race onsite on a big screen TV, but to get exclusive access is a whole different world. We’re thrilled to have Velissimo – Cycling Destinations on board as an Official Tour Operator offering our fans this once in a lifetime offer.”

As an Official Tour Operator, Velissimo- Cycling Destinations will provide their clients with the best deluxe cycling vacations, including well prepared cycling routes, highest standards, deluxe accommodations, fine dining experiences, and exclusive VIP race access in addition to behind-the-scenes team access.

Here are a few highlights from Velissimo’s Amgen Tour of California Bike Tour:

* Exclusive VIP Viewings and access at several stages
* Exclusive pre-ride of the Individual Time Trial course
* Exclusive Q&A with a team director and some of the riders
* Riding across the official finish line and getting a photo on the podium
* Well prepared routes

For further information about Velissimo’s Amgen Tour of California Bike Tour, contact a Velissimo Tour Specialist at 1-800-219-2324 or visit or email us at info[at]

For more information about the Amgen Tour of California and the 2013 race, please visit

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About the Amgen Tour of California

The largest cycling event in America, the 2013 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 from May 12-19, 2013.

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, The Home Depot 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 Bay to Breakers foot race and 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

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