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The 2017 Tour of California Route Announced

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 The 2017 Amgen Tour of California route was released today, revealing a scenic but challenging course across 927.5 kilometers of California’s most beautiful terrain where the world’s most accomplished cyclists will compete for the overall title May 14-20, 2017.


Key facts

*The peloton will tackle six stages totalling 927.5 kilometers through the heart of the landscapes California’s iconic roads.

*The women’s Race will bring the best in the sport to race in Northern California May 11-14, followed by the men’s seven-day stage race May 14-20.

*Women’s and Men’s Premier Stage will bring the world’s most talented and popular cycling stars back to California like Peter Sagan.

*The 2017 race will mark the first year the men’s race has been elevated to UCI WorldTour status, making it the only stage race in North America to receive this prestigious classification

Fans are expected to once again line the race course in May to cheer on the elite, international fields that will include Olympians, Tour de France contenders and World Champions. Fans will also have opportunities to meet and hear from cycling legends Jens Voigt and Freddie Rodriguez, who will reprise their roles as Race Ambassadors. Kristin Armstrong, the most decorated woman in U.S. cycling history, will join as a first-time Amgen Tour of California Race Ambassador, on the heels of her incredible performance to win her third Olympic gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games last summer.

“I’ve applauded and supported the Amgen Tour of California over the past decade, and seen first hand how much this important race has done to raise the profile of American cycling,” said Armstrong, who in addition to claiming gold medals from three Olympic Games and multiple national championships is also an Amgen Tour of California women’s time trial champion (2011). “The Amgen Tour of California showcases the best of cycling, and inspires the next generation of cyclists here. I’m so thrilled to come aboard as part of the race in a capacity where I can help continue to spread excitement about the sport, women’s cycling and this world-class race.”

The stages of the 2017 Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women’s Race empowered with SRAM:

* Thursday May 11th, stage 1 : South Lake Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, 117 km

* Friday  May 12th, stage 2 : South Lake Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, 108 km


The stages of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California (Men):

*Sunday May 14th, stage 1: Sacramento – Sacramento, 167,5 km

* Monday May 15th, stage 2: Modesto – San Jose, 143 km

*  Tuesday May 16th, stage 3: Pismo Beach – Morro Bay, 183 km

*  Wednesday May 17th, stage 4: Santa Barbara – Santa Clarita, 161,5 km

*  Thursday May 18th, stage 5 : Ontario – Mt. Baldy, 125,5 km

*   Friday May 19th, stage 6 : Big Bear Lake ITT, 23 km

*  Saturday May 20th, stage 7 : Mountain High – Pasadena, 124 km