By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
After hosting a stage finish and the all-important time trial for the inaugural Tour of California in 2006, the City of San Jose will once again host a stage finish, with the time trial moved to a new venue. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the organisers of the race, AEG, have asked for firm commitments from the host cities by July 1 in order to announce the full route during the Tour de France.
AEG would not comment about the details as they are trying to keep tight control over them. However, a line-item in the city budget revealed an approval to use city streets and $85,000, or about half of last year's expense, according to the report. The report also confirmed that the race will again be eight days long, start in San Francisco and and in Redondo Beach.