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Tour of California to use Zero electric motorcycles for some race support this year

Published April 21, 2017

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Zero Motorcycles will be included in the support fleet for the Big Bear Lake Time Trial stage of this year's Amgen Tour of California. Zero said the electric motos are ideal for race support because they don't produce exhaust or noise that could disturb athletes and harm the environment.

This will be the first time electric motorcycles will be used in the 11-year history of the race. Four Zero motorcycles, which are designed and manufactured in California, will be used during the stage.

"The Amgen Tour of California is proud to partner with best-in-category companies, and Zero Motorcycles will be a valuable addition to the Big Bear Time Trial stage this year, while also furthering our sustainability efforts for the race overall," said Kristin Klein, Amgen Tour of California president and executive vice president of AEG Sports.

"We're thrilled to partner with the Amgen Tour of California in bringing electric motorcycles to this prestigious race," said Todd Andersen, VP of marketing, sales and aftersales at Zero Motorcycles. "Our powertrain's relative silence and zero emissions are particularly well suited to the needs of elite athletes in competition. We're excited at the prospect of growing our relationship to expand the use of Zeros across even more stages of the Amgen TOC in the coming years."

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