10 memorable moments from 10 years of Tour of California

There had been talk of a Tour of California for years, but it wasn't until March 2005 when the details, sketchy at best, first appeared during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. A hastily called press conference offered few details, there were no dates and no title sponsor. But there was what mattered most — a financial commitment by a lot of guys wearing suits for the entertainment and sports conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to back a stage race with $35 million budget for five years.

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