Cyclists turn up the heat in southern California

The Breakaway from Cancer advocacy partners are prepared for Stage 1 in Escondido, CA!

It’s been a hot first couple of days in southern California, and I’m not just talking about the weather! The Amgen Tour of California kicked off Sunday in Escondido, a city just north of San Diego. Professional cyclist Lieuwe Westra of Team Vacansoleil-DCM took first place at Stage 1, on a complex 102.6 mile course on a day where temperatures hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Stage 2 ended atop picturesque Mount San Jacinto in Palm Springs, at a challenging altitude of 9,790 feet. Janier Acevedo of Team Jamis-Hagens Berman took first place on that round today.

Stage 2 ended atop Mount San Jacinto in Palm Springs

A traveling Lifestyle Festival follows each stage of the tour, and the Cancer Support Community along with the other Breakaway from Cancer partners will be at each exciting stage this year. In just two days, we’ve already been able to interact with tons of racegoers who have been interested in learning more about the community of free support available through Breakaway from Cancer.

A special thanks to Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach and Gilda’s Club Desert Cities for joining us today and yesterday at the tour!


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