The ten-day Tour of California features an 18km climb to the Mt Baldy ski resort and a final-stage sprint near the Rose Bowl
Organisers of the Amgen Tour of California announced the route of the tenth edition of the race on Thursday (February 20), finishing in the shadow of the famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
With more than 43,000ft of climbing over the race’s arduous ten days, the climbers will certainly have their day, and a new champion will be crowned due to Sir Bradley Wiggins’ absence this year.
Wiggins took the win with a strong performance in the stage-two time trial, and with a 24km time trial on stage six this year, the GC will be fought out in the final stages.
An 18km climb up Mount Baldy will likely finalise the overall standing, with the final stage between Los Angeles and Pasadena set up for a sprint finish.
Amgen Tour of California
May 10: Sacramento – Sacremento (127 miles)
May 11: Nevada City – Lodi (120 miles)
May 12: San Jose – San Jose (105 miles)
May 13: Pismo Beach – Avila Beach (107 miles)
May 14: Santa Barbara – Santa Clarita (98 miles)
May 15: Big Bear Lake ITT (15 miles)
May 16: Ontario – Mt. Baldy Ski Area (80 miles)
May 17: Los Angeles – Rose Bowl (Pasadena) (60 miles)