Wednesday May 18 2011 comments Amgen Tour of California By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders round a turn and head up Sacramento Street in Old Town. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalTurning onto Auburn Folsom Road the race started. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalSpectators got a close up view of Amgen riders as they turned onto Auburn Folsom Road. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalEach team had it's own brightly colored uniforms. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMargareta Swann (L) and Chris Whitehead (R) share a hug at the start of the Breakaway from Cancer mile walk before the start of the race. Swann and Whitehead are both cancer survivors and Swann started the race later. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalThe Thayer family Gavin, Brittany and two-year old Nixon were walking in the Breakaway Cancer Walk Tuesday morning. The walk honors cancer survivors. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalPlacer County Supervisor Jim Holmes mans the grill at the pancake breakfast sponsored by the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund and Auburn Rotary. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalAuburn's pro rider Chris Jones gets a good luck send off from his mother Cindy. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalUSA Road Champion Ben King signs autographs before the race near the start line. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders round a corner in Old Town Auburn. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalTour of California riders head uphill from Old Town Auburn. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders coming uphill through town. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalTour riders climb out of Old Town Auburn leaving town and are in formation to start the 121 mile race to Modesto.