The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.
The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.
The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.
2019 RACE SCHEDULE
DATE | MEN
Sun., May 12 - Stage 1: Sacramento
Mon., May 13 - Stage 2: Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tues., May 14 - Stage 3: Stockton to Morgan Hill
Wed., May 15 - Stage 4: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Thurs., May 16 - Stage: 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Fri., May 17 - Stage 6: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18 - Stage 7: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
DATE | WOMEN
Thurs., May 16 - Stage 1: Ventura
Fri., May 17 - Stage 2: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18 - Stage 3: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
**Courses subject to change
The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.
Men’s Stage 5 on Thursday, May 16th Details
Starts in Pismo Beach at 10 am on Pomeroy Ave
Total distance 136.4 miles
Finishes in Ventura at anticipated time of 3:43 pm on Shoreline Drive
The final approximately 9 miles are as follows:
From Casitas Vista Road, the course turns right onto Ventura Ave
Left onto Kellogg St
Right onto Cedar St
Left onto Ferro Dr
Right onto Brakey Rd
Right onto Summit Dr
Left onto Poli St
Right onto Hemlock St
Left onto Thompson Blvd
Right onto San Jon Rd
Right onto Harbor Blvd
Left onto Figueroa St to the finish on Shoreline Dr
Women’s Stage 1 on Thursday, May 16th Details
Starts in Ventura at 12:10 pm
Distance 60 miles
Ends in Ventura at anticipated time of 2:56 pm.
The women’s race will follow the men’s race finish in reverse and will finish in the same order as the men’s race.