The 2012 Amgen Tour of California will begin on Sunday. The race across our great state of California is the most prestigious annual cycling event in the United States and although it will take place at the same time as the Giro d'Italia, there will be no shortage of talent involved.
Sunday's Stage 1 kicks off in Santa Rosa and will be televised on NBC Sports Network (formerly Vs.). The coverage last year was outstanding and this year will likely be no different. Stage 1 coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. PT.
If you are more "new media"-minded, you can also watch the live streaming coverage on the official Amgen Tour of California website. If that's not enough for you, there is also a free tracking app you can download for iOS and Android smartphones.
For more news and analysis on the Tour of California, head over to SB Nation's cycling blog, Podium Cafe.