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Amgen brings thrill of racing, influx of capital to Modesto

 

Amgen cyclists race by the McHenry Mansion in Modesto on their way to the finish line.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

The rush of adrenaline. The heart-pounding speeds. The woosh as cyclists zip by. The ka-ching of cash registers.

It’s time again for the Amgen Tour of California, the popular bicycle race that pits the best of the best against each other and the road. Modesto has been selected as the stage two starting point on May 15, and local businesses are going to benefit from increased patronage.

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