World class pro cyclist Jesse Anthony joined the Thousand Oaks City Council meeting last night to speak about the 8th stage of the Amgen Tour of California which will take place on May 18th in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Anthony joined Akbar Alikhan, who works for the city of Thousand Oaks, in describing the magnitude of this race and the positive impact it will have on the Conejo Valley. They also discussed why the Amgen Tour of California attracts some of the biggest teams and best racers in the world, including Tour de France contenders and World Champions.
Anthony, who is a member of the Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies team explained why the area was such a great fit for the sport.
"Thousand Oaks is one of the premier cycling destinations in the US with beautiful canyon roads in the Santa Monica mountains, easy access to Los Angeles, multiple bike shops and plenty of cycling resources," Anthony pointed out. "It is a great place to train and race, so teams and cyclists look forward to coming here."
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies will be one of 16 professional teams competing in the 9th Amgen Tour of California beginning May 11th in Sacramento and progressing through the cities of Folsom, San Jose, Monterey, Cambria, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Pasadena and Thousand Oaks.
Anthony is managed by Harris Management.