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Katie Hall (Boels-Dolmans), left, wins women's Tour of California Stage 2 as her teammate, overall race leader Anna van der Breggen, raises her arms.
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Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) wins men's Tour of California Stage 6.
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Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in the yellow jersey as new race leader following his Stage 6 victory
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2019 Tour of California Women's Race Stage 3 Profile

2019 Tour of California Men's Race Stage 7 Profile

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- Art: 2019 Tour of California Stage 3 Art.  (Greig Leach)

- Women's Stage 3 LIVE tracking and ticker here.

- Men's race:

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- Start List here.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.


- Tour of California men's race Start List here.

- Stage details in table below.

- 2019 Tour of California Men's Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Sunday, May 12
Sacramento/Sacramento (143 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 2: Monday, May 13
Rancho Cordova/South Lake Tahoe (214.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 14
Stockton/Morgan Hill (208 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 15
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca/Morro Bay (214.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 5: Thursday, May 16
Pismo Beach/Ventura (219.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 6: Friday, May 17
Ontario/Mt. Baldy (127.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 7: Saturday, May 18
Santa Clarita/Pasadena (126 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 

 

- 2019 Tour of California Women's Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Thursday, May 16
Ventura/Ventura (96.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 2: Friday, May 17
Ontario/Mt. Baldy (74 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 3: Saturday, May 18
Santa Clarita/Pasadena (126 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

- Art: 2019 Tour of California Stage 2 Art.  (Greig Leach)

- Art: 2019 Tour of California Stage 1 Art.  (Greig Leach)

- Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won Stage 3.  Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) remains leader in the general classification.

- Charly Wegelius (EF Education First sports director): "We wanted to take advantage of the fact that we have some of the most well-adapted altitude riders, and we wanted to make use of our strength in numbers.  I think we did that. We put some good inroads into the general classification – but we’re still a long, long way from Pasadena.  That was an adaption of what we discussed in the morning.  Based on how the race was going, we brought our plans a little early."

- Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) following Stage 2 where he took the yellow jersey as new race leader: "It was a good surprise.  I’m super happy, super thrilled. I’m honored to represent yellow. I love this race. I love representing this race, coming out here and giving it everything.  Did it look like we had a plan out there? We were just throwing grenades around but eventually one of them stuck."

- Tom Southam, EF Education First sports director: "We go to the race with a team that should be competitive for the overall race win.  Without a TT this year, the race will most likely come down to the Mt Baldy stage. However, there is a lot of racing to be done before then and the guys need to be awake from the first day. We have some great climbers in our team, and they are supported by the guys we consider best through the rest of the stages."

- Select riders in the Tour of California and how the race organizer has classified them:

General Classification (Overall Contenders)

- George Bennett (NZL), Team Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

- Tejay van Garderen (USA), EF-Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Richie Porte (AUS), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Felix Grossschartner (AUT), BORA-hansgrohe (BOH)

- Lawson Craddock (USA), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Peter Stetina (USA), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Rigoberto Uran (COL), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Tadej Pogacar (SLO), UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

Sprinters

- Peter Sagan (SVK), BORA-hansgrohe (BOH)

- Mark Cavendish (GBR), Team Dimension Data (DDD)

- Travis McCabe (USA), USA Cycling National Team (USA)

- John Degenkolb (GER), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Rick Zabel (GER), Team Katusha Alpecin (TKA)

- Nacer Bouhanni (FRA), Cofidis Solutions Crédits (CDF)

- Fabio Jakobsen (NED), Deceuninck – Quick-Step (DQT)

- Davide Ballerini (ITA), Astana Pro Team (AST)

- Jasper Philipsen (BEL), UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

- Cees Bol (NED), Team Sunweb (SUN)

- Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR), Team Ineos (INS)

- Ivan Garcia Cortina (ESP), Bahrain-Merida (BRN)

Climbers

- George Bennett (NZL), Team Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

- Richie Porte (AUS), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Rigoberto Uran (COL), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Tom Skujins (LAT), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Tejay van Garderen (USA), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Lachlan Morton (AUS), Team Dimension Data (DDD)

- Lawson Craddock (USA), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Rob Britton (CAN), Rally UHC Cycling (RLY)

Stage Wins

- Peter Sagan (SVK), BORA-hansgrohe (BOH)

- Mark Cavendish (GBR), Team Dimension Data (DDD)

- Travis McCabe (USA), USA Cycling National Team (USA)

- John Degenkolb (GER), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Zdenek Štybar (CZE), Deceuninck – Quick-Step (DQT)

- Rick Zabel (GER), Team Katusha Alpecin (TKA)

- Nacer Bouhanni (FRA), Cofidis Solutions Crédits (CDF)

- Fabio Jakobsen (NED), Deceuninck – Quick-Step (DQT)

- Davide Ballerini (ITA), Astana Pro Team (AST)

- Jasper Philipsen (BEL), UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

- Cees Bol (NED), Team Sunweb (SUN)

- Kristoffer Halvorsen (NOR), Team Ineos (INS)

- Ivan Garcia Cortina (ESP), Bahrain-Merida (BRN)

- George Bennett (NZL), Team Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

- Richie Porte (AUS), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Tom Skujins (LAT), Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

- Tejay van Garderen (USA), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Lachlan Morton (AUS), Team Dimension Data (DDD)

- Lawson Craddock (USA), EF Education First Pro Cycling (EF1)

- Rob Britton (CAN), Rally UHC Cycling (RLY)

- Evan Huffman (USA), Rally UHC Cycling (RLY)

- Maximilian Schachmann (GER), BORA-hansgrohe (BOH)
 

- Men's Team Presentation - Friday, May 10

- LIVE video here.  (English)

- News: Uran to return to racing at Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian makes comeback after broken collarbone.

- News: Israel Cycling Academy name roster for Tour of California debut. (Cyclingnews) - Pro Continental team will bring sprinters and breakaway opportunists after Hermans is injured.

- News: Oss, Schachmann to back Sagan at Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - 'King of California' looking to add to record 16 stage wins in Golden State.

- News: Deceuninck-QuickStep looking to sprints, breakaways at Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Stybar, Asgreen, Jakobsen will lead Belgian team in seven-day race.

- Opening Press Conference - Friday, May 10

- LIVE video here.  (English)

- News: Porte to headline Trek-Segafredo roster at Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Degenkolb, Stetina and Skujins join Australian in seven-rider line-up.

- Team EF-Education First roster for the 2019 Tour of California:

Lawson Craddock
Sergio Higuita
Alex Howes
Lachlan Morton
Taylor Phinney
Rigoberto Urán
Tejay van Garderen

- Tom Southam, EF Education First sports director: "For the majority of the time there is a lot less stress for the guys in the bunch because of the wider roads in the US.  This also means that a lot of riders can get much further into the race and there can be unfamiliar names or guys who can’t get the best out of their ability in European racing."

- Team Sunweb roster for the 2019 Tour of California:

Cees Bol (NED)
Roy Curvers (NED)
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED)
Casper Pedersen (DEN)
Michael Storer (AUS)
Max Walscheid (GER)

- Aike Visbeek, Team Sunweb coach: "The Tour of California offers a mixed parcours, allowing a variety of riders to compete for stage results. In the sprints the team will work to set up Max, while Michael is aiming for a good result in the mountains for the team. Last year Max finished second on the last stage and this year we hope to go one better. We arrive with Cees, who has had a successful classics campaign and Casper, who showed his strength this spring bringing support in the sprints and providing a lot of horsepower for the stage finales. The experience of Roy and Johannes will also be important to help guide the younger riders through the week. After his good debut in Frankfurt, it will be a good experience for Joris to ride his first WorldTour stage race."

- News: USA Cycling selects team for Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Seven riders chosen to represent US national team for May WorldTour race.

- News: Bouhanni to return to racing at Tour of California in mid-May. (Cyclingnews) - French sprinter says he's been suffering from a magnesium deficiency.

- News: Rohan Dennis: I've always aimed for the top step at the Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Time trial world champion returns to race where he's twice been runner-up.

- News: USA Cycling names long list for Tour of California team. (Cyclingnews) - Sprinters Travis McCabe and Justin Williams lead the list of potential riders for national team.

- News: Tour of California announces 2019 teams. (Cyclingnews) - USA Cycling will field a 'national team' in the men's race for the first time.

- News: Tour of California confirms George Bennett, Kittel, van Garderen for 2019 race. (Cyclingnews) - Full team announcement expected Thursday.

- News: Porte could make Tour of California debut as preparation for Tour de France. (Cyclingnews) - Australian playing with different race programme in 2019.

- Deceuninck-Quickstep roster for the 2019 Tour of California:

Kasper Asgreen (DEN)
Rémi Cavagna (FRA)
Tim Declercq (BEL)
Fabio Jakobsen (NED)
Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
Maximiliano Richeze (ARG)
Zdenek Stybar (CZE)
Sports Director Wilfried Peeters (BEL)

- Wilfried Peeters (Sports director, Deceuninck-Quickstep): "We are happy to come back every year at the start of the Tour of California, the race that takes place in the home country of our long-time sponsor Specialized, with a stage even finishing in Morgan Hill, where Specialized is based.  Fabio will be our main man for the bunch sprints, where he’ll be guided by Michael and Max, with Tim and Kasper the guys in charge of controlling the peloton. Zdenek and Rémi will have some freedom and we’ll see what they can do on this tough parcours. Overall, we are looking forward to being present there, in what’s always one of the nicest races on the calendar."

- Tour of California TV broadcasters include:

NBCSN/FuboTV - USA
Direct TV- South/Central America
Eurosport - Europe
Sky Sport - New Zealand
SuperSport - Africa
TVP Sport - Poland
Bike Channel - Italy
RDS - French Canada
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Tour Tracker app & online - final two hours of Men's race  - women's race highlights nightly recap

- 2019 Tour of California stage schedule/times:

Men's Race - May 12 - 18

Stage 1 - Sunday, May 12
Start at 2:15pm local, 23:15pm CET, 5:15pm ET
Finish at 5:40pm local, 2:40am CET, 8:40pm ET

Stage 2 - Monday, May 13
Start at 9:30am local, 18:30 CET, 12:30pm ET
Finish at 3:43pm local, 12:43am CET, 6:43pm ET

Stage 3 - Tuesday, May 14
Start at 10:05am local, 19:05 CET, 1:05pm ET
Finish at 3:40pm local, 12:40am CET, 6:40pm ET

Stage 4 - Wednesday, May 15
Start at 10:05am local, 19:05 CET, 1:05pm ET
Finish at 3:42pm local, 12:42am CET, 6:42pm ET

Stage 5 - Thursday, May 16
Start at 10:00am local, 19:00 CET, 1:00pm ET
Finish at 3:43pm local, 12:43am CET, 6:43pm ET

Stage 6 - Friday, May 17
Start at 11:50am local, 20:50 CET, 2:50pm ET
Finish at 3:40pm local, 12:40am CET, 6:40pm ET

Stage 7 - Saturday, May 18
Start at 10:35am local, 19:35 CET, 1:35pm ET
Finish at 1:37pm local, 22:37 CET, 4:37pm ET

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Women's Race - May 16 - 18

Women's Stage 1 - Thursday, May 16
Start at 12:10pm local, 21:10 CET, 3:10pm ET
Finish at 2:56pm local, 23:56 CET, 5:56pm ET

Women's Stage 2 - Friday, May 17
Start at 9:45am local, 18:45 CET, 12:45pm ET 
Finish at 12:09pm local, 21:09 CET, 3:09pm ET

Women's Stage 3 - Saturday, May 18
Start at 9:05am local, 18:05 CET, 12:05pm ET 
Finish at 12:34pm local, 21:34 CET, 3:34pm ET

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- Egan Bernal (Team Sky) won the men's 2018 Tour of California.  Katie Hall (Unitedhealthcare) won the women's 2018 Tour of California.

- The 2019 Amgen Tour of California is being held May 12-18.  The 2019 Tour of California Women's Race Empowered with SRAM is being held May 16-18.

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The women's Tour of California peloton is on the start line before the start of their Stage 1.
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Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) wins Women's Tour of California Stage 1.
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The leaders of the men's and women's Tours of California: Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) and Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
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The peloton rides along a very scenic Tour of California coast during Stage 4.
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Stage 4 comes down to a sprint finish.
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Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) wins Stage 4.
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The Stage 4 podium: Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates, second), Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep, winner) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe, third)
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The Bepink team at the 2019 Women's Tour of California Teams Presentation
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The peloton rides by an abandoned, rusty old truck during Stage 3.
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Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quickstep) wins Stage 3.
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The Stage 3 podium: Ben King (Dimension Data), Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Simon Geschke (CCC Team)
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Race leader Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) waves to the crowd before the start of Tour of California Stage 2.
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The peloton rides through a scenic landscape during Stage 2.
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Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) wins Stage 2.
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New race leader Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First), stage winner Kasper Asgreen (Quickstep) and Gianni Moscon (Team INEOS) on the podium following Stage 2
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2019 Tour of California Stage 1 comes down to a sprint finish.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins Stage 1.
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) leads the 2019 Tour of California following his Stage 1 victory.
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Katie Hall (Unitedhealthcare) won the 2018 Women's Tour of California and Egan Bernal (Team Sky) won the men's race.
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Notes from the 2018 Amgen Tour of California

- Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep) after the 2018 Tour of California where he won 3 stages and took the green jersey: "I couldn’t be happier! When I came into the race I wasn’t thinking of winning all three flat stages, so now that I’ve done it, I am super delighted. The green jersey wasn’t a goal at the start, but it came along with the three victories, and it’s a nice bonus after what has been a hard and challenging race."

- Dani Martinez (EF Education First-Drapac), third overall, following the finish of the 2018 Tour of California: "For me, this is a very important result.  It's the best result of my career, the best result I've had in the WorldTour."

- EF Pro Cycling CEO Jonathan Vaughters: "Dani is a very underestimated talent.  There are plenty of 22-year-olds who came into this race with a lot more hype than Dani. I don’t quite get why that is. In any case, this is just the start for him. He’ll be one of the best stage race riders in the world over the next six or seven years."

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- News: Bernal wins mountainous stage 6. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider regains lead from van Garderen.

- Egan Bernal (Team Sky) won Stage 6 and took back the overall race lead.

- 2018 Tour of California Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Sunday, May 13
Long Beach/Long Beach (134.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 2: Monday, May 14
Ventura/Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road) (155 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 15
King City/Laguna Seca (197 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 16
San Jose/Morgan Hill (34.7 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 5: Thursday, May 17
Stockton/Elk Grove (176 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 6: Friday, May 18
Folsom/South Lake Tahoe (196.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 
Stage 7: Saturday, May 19
Sacramento/Sacramento (146 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
 

 

- News: Gaviria makes it two in Elk Grove. (Cyclingnews) - Van Garderen stays in yellow as crash disrupts finale.

- Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) following Stage 5: "Today was a pretty straightforward day. It was more about conserving energy and staying safe. It got a little hectic there in the final, and I just had to stay glued to my teammates' wheels. They did a good job protecting me, and now it's all systems go for the stage tomorrow.  Looking ahead to tomorrow, first of all, I think the breakaway will not roll off the line like you've seen it do the past few days. I'll bet it will be a hard breakaway to get into, just attrition-wise, and then the final climb heading up into Tahoe I expect that [Egan] Bernal and a lot of the other climbers will try to attack and win the race there."

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 5 victory: "I am happy for this nice victory, which couldn’t have been possible without my fantastic team. All the guys did a brilliant job and being able to repay their work with this win gives me a lot of satisfaction."

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 5.  Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) remains overall leader.

- News: Van Garderen takes time trial win. (Cyclingnews) - American moves into race lead after stage 4.

- Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) following his Stage 4 victory: "Last time I came here, I was a new father and today, five years later, I was able to bring both my little girls up on to the podium with me. It's an incredible feeling and an incredible experience and I am definitely going to savor it."

- Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) won the Stage 4 ITT and is new overall leader.

- News: Skujins takes his third ToCA stage win. (Cyclingnews) - Latvian lays to rest horrific crash in California last year.

- Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) following his Stage 3 victory: "The only time I actually dreamed I would win was in the last 300 [meters].  I'm serious. I expected someone to come from the back, full throttle, but I guess it had been a hard day for everyone with the wind and hard pace. Also, the breakaway was really strong that went away in the beginning, and that all played into my advantage."

- Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) won Stage 3.  Egan Bernal (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- News: Tour of California analysis: Bernal in the driver’s seat after stage 2 win. (Cyclingnews) - San Jose TT now key to overall victory.

- News: Majka misses out to Bernal on stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe's Polish climber rides himself into second place overall.

- News: Bernal wins on steep slopes of Gibraltar Road. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky climber moves into the overall lead after stage 2.

- Egan Bernal (Team Sky) won Stage 2 and took over the lead on G.C.

- Patxi Vila, Bora-Hansgrohe Sports Director following Stage 2: "We knew that today's stage and its final climb on Gibraltar Road would be hard and that Bernal would be the toughest opponent. He's a young rider, a pure climber and his attack with 2km to go was strong. Still, Rafał Majka was able to finish second, ahead of the main contenders, taking bonus seconds. I think we can be satisfied with the result, Rafał had good legs and the team worked well to position him in the front at the bottom of the climb. There are still five stages and five more opportunities for us."

- News: Gaviria wins stage 1 in Long Beach. (Cyclingnews) - Caleb Ewan finishes second, with Peter Sagan in third.

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 1 victory: "The team was perfect, controlling the breakaway and keeping me all the time protected near the front of the bunch. My legs felt strong today and I couldn’t have asked for more from this opening stage. Winning my first ever race in the United States is really great, the cherry on the top being the yellow jersey which I now get to sport on Monday."

- Stage 1 Top 20 Results:

1  GAVIRIA RENDON Fernando QST COL B:10" 00"
2  EWAN Caleb MTS AUS B:06" ' '
3  SAGAN Peter BOH SVK B:04" ' '
4  KITTEL Marcel TKA GER ' '
5  KRISTOFF Alexander UAD NOR ' '
6  PHILIPSEN Jasper HBA BEL ' '
7  REIJNEN Kiel TFS USA ' '
8  WALSCHEID Maximilian Richard SUN GER ' '
9  MAGNER Tyler RLY USA ' '
10  CAVENDISH Mark DDD GBR B:01" ' '
11  OLIVEIRA Ivo HBA POR ' '
12  MCCABE Travis UHC USA ' '
13  BEVIN Patrick BMC NZL ' '
14  MURPHY John HCA USA ' '
15  WISNIOWSKI Lukasz SKY POL ' '
16  MCLAY Daniel EFD GBR ' '
17  RICHEZE Maximiliano Ariel QST ARG ' '
18  MEZGEC Luka MTS SLO ' '
19  POWLESS Neilson TLJ USA ' '
20  TOLHOEK Antwan TLJ NED ' '

 

- Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- News: Americans lead the Tour of California charge for EF Education First-Drapac. (Cyclingnews) - Craddock, Howes, Owen and Phinney anticipating a tough race on home soil.

- News: Kristoff on his own in bunch kicks. (Cyclingnews) - UAE Team Emirates sprinter will have to freelance final kilometres.

- News: 5 riders to watch. (Cyclingnews) - Seven days of racing should be revealing.

- News: Tour of California abandons use of podium hostesses. (Cyclingnews) - WorldTour race is the latest event to say "no more" to winners' kisses.

- Preview: A well-balanced Tour of California - Preview. (Cyclingnews) - Sprinters headline the show, but the GC battle could heat up fast.

- News: Sagan warms up for Tour of California with gravel gran fondo - Gallery. (Cyclingnews) - World Champion visits Truckee with special guests.

- News: Peter Sagan confirmed for Tour of California. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe, Katusha-Alpecin and Trek-Segafredo announce squads.

- News: The 'Grade' set to shake up GC in 2018 Tour of California Women's Race. (Cyclingnews) - 12.8km ascent a feature in three-day race.

- News: Gibraltar climb still in the works for Tour of California despite fires, mudslides. (Cyclingnews) - Men's race starts May 13 in Long Beach, takes on Gibraltar and San Jose TT before finish in Sacramento.

- Team Dimension Data for the 2018 Tour of California:

Mark Cavendish
Mark Renshaw
Lachlan Morton
Julien Vermote
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Jay Thomson
Scott Davies

- Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) pre-race comments: "We're here with a group of guys that can go well across all stages so we're determined to be successful. After such a crash in Sanremo it's not easy but it's a good way to test each other (as we look ahead to the Tour de France).  I'm not here just to mill around, you only get better by trying to get involved so I'll be doing that on sprint days and we'll be looking at being successful as a team.  I've seen this race grow eventually into a World Tour event that it is now. And to see that, just witnessed by all the fans that have come out, is absolutely wicked."

- BMC Racing roster for the 2018 Tour of California:

Patrick Bevin (NZL)
Brent Bookwalter (USA)
Joey Rosskopf (USA)
Michael Schär (SUI)
Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL)
Danilo Wyss (SUI)

- Sports Director Jackson Stewart, BMC Racing: "We are heading into this year's AMGEN Tour of California with an experienced and very capable team. We are excited to be returning to this great race with Tejay van Garderen, who is a previous winner here, and of course, we would like to be successful in the General Classification. But, we will also keep an eye out for opportunities to go for a stage victory depending on the dynamic."

- Women's Race - May 17 - 19

Women's Stage 1 - Thursday, May 17
Start at 11:05am local, 20:05 CET, 2:05pm ET
Finish at 2:25pm local, 23:25 CET, 5:25pm ET

Women's Stage 2 - Friday, May 18
Start at 11:00am local, 20:00 CET, 2:00pm ET
Finish at 2:21pm local, 23:21 CET, 5:21pm ET

Women's Stage 3 - Saturday, May 19
Start at 10:50am local, 19:50 CET, 1:50pm ET
Start at 12:42pm local, 21:42 CET, 3:42pm ET

- Marcel Kittel: "I like racing as well as training in California – I can see the beach and do altitude training all in one place. I've always had a really good time at the Amgen Tour of California and am excited to compete this year."

- Peter Sagan is a favorite at the Tour of California.  Said Sagan: "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!"

- Mark Cavendish: "I’m excited about the season ahead and will be working hard to make the 2018 season a hugely successful one. The Amgen Tour of California has always been an incredibly special race for me, and will once again be a priority in my race calendar this year in the lead-up to the Tour de France."

- George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the men's 2017 Tour of California.  Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) won the women's 2017 Tour of California.

- The 2018 Amgen Tour of California is being held May 13-19.

 

 

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