One of cycling’s biggest races is returning to the Sacramento region.
AEG, owner and presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, announced the 11 host cities across California for its 13th rendition of the premiere cycling race event, scheduled for May 13 through 19.
The men’s race will cover more than 600 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Long Beach to Sacramento.
The women’s race will run concurrently with the men’s race May 17 through 19, covering upward of 150 miles over three stages.
The 2018 cities include the return of long-time hosts like San Jose and Sacramento as well as the addition of two new destinations, Ventura and King City.
Last year, Amgen brought in an estimated $5 million for the City of Sacramento and packed thousands of spectators into the downtown area to see the race.
The start and finish of that race were held at the State Capitol.
2018 RACE SCHEDULE
Sun., May 13 Stage 1 Long Beach
Mon., May 14 Stage 2 Ventura to Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road)
Tues., May 15 Stage 3 King City to Monterey County (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)
Wed., May 16 Stage 4 San Jose (Time Trial)
Thurs., May 17 Stage 5 Stockton to Elk Grove
Fri., May 18 Stage 6 Folsom to South Lake Tahoe
Sat., May 19 Stage 7 Sacramento
Thurs., May 17 Stage 1 Elk Grove
Fr., May 18 Stage 2 South Lake Tahoe
Sat., May 19 Stage 3 Sacramento
For more information about the tour, click over to www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.