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2018 Tour of California’s host cities are finally revealed


Once again, the demanding climb up Gibraltar Road near Santa Barbara returns as the Tour of California sets May the 13th as the start date in Long Beach and finishing in Sacramento a week later.


Tour of California’s Queen Stage is set to be the one featuring the Gibraltar Road climb. It will be the second race of the tour.


Tour organizers also revealed that the three-day women’s Amgen Race of Tour of California is set to start on May 17 and then, they will run along with the men’s one just as it has happened until now.


Next year’s new entries are Ventura and King City which will host a stage each while Stockton and Long Beach return once again after 11 years.

On the other hand, South Lake Tahoe is set to host both men’s and women’s stages once again. Both events will end in Sacramento on the same day.


“The 2018 Amgen Tour of California will captivate fans everywhere with all-star pelotons. And also new routes that showcase the incredible beauty of the Golden State.” This is what  president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports, Kristin Kleinwhich, said.


“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.”



2018 Amgen Tour of California host cities – May 13-19


First stage – Long Beach

Second stage – Ventura to Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road)

Third stage – King City to Monterey County (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)

Fourth stage – San Jose (Time Trial)

Fifth stage – Stockton to Elk Grove

Sixth stage – Folsom to South Lake Tahoe

Seventh stage – Sacramento

2018 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM host cities – May 17-19


First stage – Elk Grove

Second stage – South Lake Tahoe

Third stage – Sacramento


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