Ventura approves bid to host Tour of California women's race overall start

Kendall Ryan of The United States and Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank in the yellow leaders jersey be

The Ventura City Council voted on Monday to approve sending a letter to the Amgen Tour of California asking to be considered for hosting the start of the 2019 women's race on May 16, according to a report on VCStar.com . The council also approved setting aside $177,000 for the 2019 event, up from $77,000 in 2018 when the city hosted the start for stage 2 of the men's race that finished on Gibraltar Road. The website also reported that the city hopes to host the finish of the men's fifth stage - which would leave from Pismo Beach - on the same day as the women's overall start in Ventura. Before the vote, councillors sought information from the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau about what kind of return the city was getting on its investment, and another councillor asked city officials to try and negotiate a "better deal" with ...

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