Patrick Dempsey, an avid cycling enthusiast, wore his finest racing spandex in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to announce that the ritzy El Lay county city would host stage 8 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California.
The 8th and final stage of California's biggest cycling event will send riders on a 44.7 mile journey through Los Angeles until they cross the finish line at L.A. Live.
On top of his interest in the sport, we're guessing Dempsey was the man to make the announcement because he's the spokesman for the Amgen sponsored charity Breakaway From Cancer.
The Grey's Anatomy star joined last year's Amgen Tour champion Chris Horner, along with world-class cyclists Dave Zabriskie and Tom Danielson, for a ride up Rodeo Drive where the press conference was held.
No word on whether or not Dempsey is riding, but we think he should totally try to compete against the pros!
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