Peloton on stage two of the 2016 Tour of California

Where: USA
When: May 12-18 2019 (men) | May 16-18 (women)
Rank: WorldTour (men) | WorldTour (women)

The Tour of California 2019 will be made up of a seven-stage men’s race and three-stage women’s edition.

Since it started in 2006, the Tour of California has become a premier race not just in the US, but for many European riders as well. For 2019, the men’s race runs from May 12-18, and the women’s from May 16-18.

The Tour of California is a great race to watch on television, with the stunning backdrop of the Californian scenery shown off by aerial footage of the peloton snaking its way through the countryside.

The race is in both the UCI Men’s WorldTour series and the UCI Women’s WorldTour series and the sunny shores of California are attracting some of the biggest names as an alternative to the Giro d’Italia in Europe.

However, the weather can be as challenging as the race route, with both heavy snowfall and extremely high temperatures affecting various editions in recent years.

Tour of California 2019 Stages: men’s race

The full route for each race is yet to be announced, we’ll update this page when we’ve got details.

 Stage 1 – Sun May 12
 Stage 2 – Mon May 13
 Stage 3 – Tues May 14
 Stage 4 – Weds May 15
 Stage 5 – Thurs May 16
 Stage 6 – Fri May 17
 Stage 7 – Sat May 18

Tour of California 2019 Stages: women’s race

 Stage 1 – Thurs May 16
 Stage 2 – Fri May 17
 Stage 3 – Sat May 18

Tour of California: Recent winners (men)

2018 Egan Bernal (Team Sky)
2017 George Bennett (Team LottoNl-Jumbo)
2016 Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep)
2015 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)
2014 Bradley Wiggins (Sky)
2013 Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
2012 Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
2011 Chris Horner (RadioShack)
2010 Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia)
2009 Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
2008 Levi Leipheimer (Astana)

Tour of California: Recent winners (women)

2018 Katie Hall (United Health Care)
2017 Anna Van Der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2016 Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)

Info: Men’s start list | TV guide

External links: Official website | Twitter – @AmgenTourofCali