California,an event produced by his entertainment company)," said the profile, which also noted he's just sold oil and gas fields in Pennsylvania and North Dakota for $3 billion.
Could glossy financial journalism have finally found its Bruce Wayne
industrialist renaissance man? Seemingly so: The Tour
of California is an invitational event so elite that it excludes some top professional riders because
they're not good enough. Would the event's roster really include the
70-year-old owner of AEG, the company that promotes the race?
"Obviously, Phil did not ride the Tour of California," said
Michael Roth, VP of Communications for AEG, the Anschutz-owned company
that puts on the race.
Anschutz did compete in the Tour of California's "Chairman's Ride," an event the promoter describes as a "fun ride" run as a sideline to the main event -- think a more active version of an MLB tailgate party, but with more exercise.
"All of the particpants in the chairman's ride are also experienced cyclists who participate in rides on a regular basis," said Roth.