According to the Union-Tribune paper, the return to the San Diego County next year is uncertain due to sponsorship, permitting issues cited by organizers.
The organizers were quite pleased with the attendance but the support from the local government needs work, and Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, compared it to the San Francisco fiasco.
“There are places in the state that really want us and they make it real easy for us,” Messick said. “And there are places where it’s a real effort. Historically, it’s been a real effort in San Diego. That just makes it harder.”
The article talks again about the possibility of moving the race later in the year to April, May or June, and that the organizers will consider taking in Yosemite National Park and Mammoth for the first time. Also of note, the 2010 Tour of California schedule, host cities and route will be decided by late June.