Vincent’s welcomes the 2013 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Road Race. On Sunday, May 12, the Amgen Tour of California brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the eighth consecutive year. For the first time, the tour will start in Southern California, with Escondido as the only San Diego County city to host a stage. We, at Vincent’s, are very excited about stage 1 of the race starting and finishing at our front door on Grand Avenue and Broadway.. It doesn’t get any better than this if you want to get a look up close at the riders and their bikes, or snag a photo or autograph.
An eight-day event, the Amgen Tour of California is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized annual sporting events. The race is a “Tour de France” style cycling road race that challenges the world’s most elite cyclists. It is one, of only two American races, listed as a UCI 2.HC event on the international professional cycling calendar, the Amgen Tour of California awards important, world-ranking points to the top finishers.
The race festivities will begin at 9:30 followed by opening ceremonies and the official start of the race at 11 a.m. After the start of the race, stay downtown and dine at Vincent’s while waiting for the racers to return for the exciting finish at approximately 3:30 p.m. Or, if you prefer, make your reservation for after the race and join us for a special Mother’s Day celebration. Chef Vincent Grumel has a special menu planned for Sunday.
The restaurant will open at 11:00 a.m. and seat guests until 8:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served 11:00am – 4:00pm view menu
Dinner will be served 4:00pm – 8:00pm view menu
Amgen Tour of California Resources
- Amgen Tour of California Official Website
- California Route Map
- Amgen Tour of California Stage 1 (Escondidio to Escondido):
- Escondido Amgen Race Website
- Escondido Best Race Viewing Locations
- Escondido Street and Parking Lot Closures
- Race Day Bike Valets
- Escondido Race Facebook
- Amgen Tour of California Facebook