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Amgen Tour of California Returns to South Lake Tahoe For Men’s Stage 2 Finish, May 13, 2019
Dec. 5, 2018 (LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – The Amgen Tour of California, America’s premier cycling event, returns to South Lake Tahoe for the Men’s Stage 2 finish from Rancho Cordova at Heavenly Mountain Resort, May 13, 2019. (www.tahoesouth.com)
AEG, owner, and presenter of The Amgen Tour of California, today announced the route for the 14th edition of the competition. The world’s best male cyclists will contest 750+ miles of roadways, highways, and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena, for seven stages, May 12-18, 2019. This year’s course will highlight the distinct beauty of Northern, Central and Southern California. The 2019 host cities feature the return of fan and race team town favorites like South Lake Tahoe, long-time veterans like Sacramento and Pasadena, and the first-time start in Rancho Cordova.
The annual Amgen Tour of California events carries the distinction of being the only U.S. races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and have helped launch some of today’s star cyclists while continuing to attract the best competitors and teams in the world. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold a special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.
“Tahoe South and our partners look forward to showcasing our home as a leading cycling destination to a worldwide audience of recreational enthusiasts through these cycling stars,” said Carol Chaplin, president, and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “These elite athletes serve as an inspiration to our community, schools, amateur athletes and future Olympians.”
2019 RACE SCHEDULE
Amgen Tour of California (Men’s Race)
Sunday, May 12 Stage 1 Sacramento
Monday, May 13 Stage 2 Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tuesday, May 14 Stage 3 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Wednesday, May 15 Stage 4 San Jose (Time Trial)
Thursday, May 16 Stage 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Friday, May 17 Stage 6 Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Saturday, May 18 Stage 7 Santa Clarita to Pasadena
Host City information and a highlight video are available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
The Amgen Tour of California is designed to cover a variety of terrain, allowing diverse specialists in the peloton to shine throughout the week. Several fast and flat sections are on tap in Sacramento, Morgan Hill and Pasadena catering to sprinters – as well as a start overlooking the famous Laguna Seca motor speedway. Climbers will face challenges in South Lake Tahoe, the Diablo Mountain Range outside Stockton with its 4,4,625-foot elevation, and on multiple ascents between Pismo Beach and Ventura. Fans and teams alike will count down to the men’s and women’s Queen Stages from Ontario to Mt. Baldy, featuring a grueling 26-mile fan-favorite climb to the summit finish, a day that will shake up the leaderboard and can make or break the quest for overall victory.
“The Amgen Tour of California continues to serve as an international postcard for the state, showcasing the beauty and diversity of California – and the 2019 host cities certainly reflect that,” said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports. “We look forward to hosting a dynamic and engaging race, which will feature an all-star peloton, continuing the tradition of delivering one of the most exciting sporting events in the country.”
For the past five years, Tahoe South has hosted an Amgen Tour of California event thereby reinforcing its scenic splendor and reputation as a leader in outdoor recreation, entertainment, and dining by national media outlets including Good Morning America, Travelocity, Orbitz, USA Today, ESPN The Magazine.
South Lake Tahoe is renowned for several summer biking events, trails and a BMX bike park that opened summer 2015. The annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates the lake, early-June. The annual Tour de Tahoe Bike Big Blue Race, mid-Sept., offers another chance to circle Tahoe’s 72-mile shoreline also described as “America’s Most Beautiful Drive.”
South Lake Tahoe Media Contact:
Amgen Media Contacts:
Michael Roth, AEG
Josh Levitt, Canvas Blue
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Set at 6,300 feet, South Lake Tahoe combines two strikingly different worlds: spectacular natural beauty and desirable resort amenities. The combination of outdoor summer activities includes hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, swimming, fishing and boat cruises along with 24-hour nightclubs, fine dining, gaming and entertainment. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Lake Tahoe South Shore, call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or go to www.TahoeSouth.com.
About the Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverses hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders, and World Champions, and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at amgentourofcalifornia.com.
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