2018 Route Overview


America’s premier cycling stage race will cover 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento May 13-19. Known for epic sprinter showdowns, three of the sport’s greatest are confirmed to race this year: Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data), Marcel Kittel (Team KATUSHA ALPECIN) and “King of California” Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe), cycling’s first three-time consecutive World Champion, who also holds the California race record for most stage wins (16).

Sagan, who recently won his 2018 season opener, will come into the Amgen Tour of California defending his seventh California Green Jersey for dominating the race’s overall Sprint competition.

“Building up to the Tour de France with a strong performance at the Amgen Tour of California is always an important goal. The race is one of my favorite competitions every year – always challenging competition and such beautiful scenery – and I'm excited to return and try for more stage wins this year!" said Sagan.

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AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA MEN'S RACE - MAY 13-19, 2018

Stage 1 Men’s Overall Start | Sun, May 13 | Long Beach
Terrain: Flat | See Men's Stage 1 Route
Stage 2 Men’s | Mon, May 14 | Ventura to Gibraltar Road at Santa Barbara County
Terrain: Mountain | See Men's Stage 2 Route
Stage 3 Men’s | Tue, May 15 | King City to Laguna Seca Recreation Area
Terrain: Rolling | See Men's Stage 3 Route
Stage 4 Men’s Time Trial | Wed, May 16 | San Jose / Morgan Hill
Terrain: Flat | See Men's Stage 4 Route
Stage 5 Men’s | Thu, May 17 | Stockton to Elk Grove
Terrain: Flat | See Men's Stage 5 Route
Stage 6 Men’s | Fri, May 18 | Folsom to South Lake Tahoe
Terrain: Mountain | See Men's Stage 6 Route
Stage 7 Men’s Overall Finish | Sat, May 19 | Sacramento
Terrain: Flat | See Men's Stage 7 Route

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S RACE EMPOWERED WITH SRAM- MAY 17-19, 2018

Stage 1 Women’s Overall Start | Thu, May 17 | Elk Grove
Terrain: Flat | See Women's Stage 1 Route

Stage 2 Women’s | Fri, May 18 | South Lake Tahoe
Terrain: Mountain | See Women's Stage 2 Route
Stage 3 Women’s Overall Finish | Sat, May 19 | Sacramento
Terrain: Flat | See Women's Stage 3 Route
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