Start: February 14, 2009 8:00 am
End: February 21, 2009 8:00 am
Location: San Jose, California
The San Jose Cycling Classic will kick off with the The King of the Mountain Time Trial and Ride sponsored by Mattson Technology, and a CEO Challenge powered by SunPower, where riders will leave San Jose City Hall and reach the base of Sierra Road for a mass start time trial race. The climb is 3.7 miles long with an average gradient of 10 percent. It will include police motorcycles leading a rolling closure north and east of downtown San Jose to the base of the Sierra Road climb. The San Jose Cycling Classic will also feature a 30-mile recreational ride, which will start along the same route but will not include the challenging Sierra Road climb. Following the race, festivities will commence and feature Lance Armstrong on February 17 for the VIP Brunch hosted SunPower before Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Start.