Today the Amgen Tour of California released the details and schedule for the men and women’s race May 13-19th 2018 and there are some notable changes to the host cities this year. New for the men’s race are the additions of Ventura (Queen stage) and King City, which will follow a waterfront opening stage in Long Beach. The Time Trial stage will move to San Jose this year and is scheduled for Stage 4 instead of the usual Stage 6.
The women’s race consists of three stages starting May 17th, including Elk Grove, South Lake Tahoe, and Sacramento. Again, the race will feature a high altitude queen stage which features one of the biggest climbs in the UCI Women’s WorldTour. Both women’s and men’s races will conclude in the state capitol.
“The 2018 Amgen Tour of California will captivate fans everywhere with all-star pelotons and new routes that showcase the incredible beauty of the Golden State,” said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports. “With a mix of Host Cities that highlight the diversity of California – from urban to remote, ocean to desert, forests to mountains – the race continues its tradition as a dynamic and anticipated event on the international calendar.”
|Sun., May 13||Stage 1 Long Beach|
|Mon., May 14||Stage 2 Ventura to Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road)|
|Tues., May 15||Stage 3 King City to Monterey County (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)|
|Wed., May 16||Stage 4 San Jose (Time Trial)|
|Thurs., May 17||Stage 5 Stockton to Elk Grove||Stage 1 Elk Grove
|Fri., May 18||Stage 6 Folsom to South Lake Tahoe||Stage 2 South Lake Tahoe
|Sat., May 19||Stage 7 Sacramento||Stage 3 Sacramento