- Sunday, May 12, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
America’s Greatest Cycling Race
The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course 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.
MEN’S STAGE 7 / WOMEN’S STAGE 3 PRESENTED BY AMGEN
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Santa Clarita and Pasadena have a storied tradition of hosting the Amgen Tour of California grand conclusion. While this may look like an easy stage on paper, there will be challenges from start to finish as teams protect their GC riders from attacks and set up their sprinters to win the stage. The race’s traditional start in Santa Clarita will be at the Town Center Mall. The route will then turn north out of the city on Soledad Canyon Road, through the Antelope Valley, to the first sprint of the day in Acton. Turing onto Aliso Canyon Road, the riders will work their way onto Angeles Forest Hwy and into the Angeles National Forest.
The first climb will come at Mill Creek Summit, then downhill and left onto Upper Big Tujunga to the final climb of the race at the intersection with Angeles Crest Highway. It will be downhill as the riders pass Redbox and Mt. Wilson. A quick dash through La Canada Flintridge will take the race down Rosemont Avenue to the famed Rose Bowl for the ultimate race finish.
This stage shares a common start and finish for the women and men, with two slight differences. Whereas the women will come straight up Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway, the men will turn on Upper Tujunga to add mileage and one final climb. The women conclude the day first, coming to the finish line and completing one lap. Just as they began the week with three Capitol circuits during Stage 1 in Sacramento, the men will blaze through three circuits of the Rose Bowl to conclude the race. Following the awards ceremony, the Rose Bowl will be hosting the inaugural Rose Pedal, open streets event, where attendees can cycle, run, or walk the closed course and participate in fitness activities for the remainder of the day.
Amgen Tour of California is accompanied by a cycling lifestyle festival where thousands of fans will have the opportunity to be treated like VIPs, the lifestyle festival is held adjacent to the finish line each day. Designed to provide healthy lifestyle and cycling-related experiences, the Lifestyle Festival is a great event that provides a day of entertainment for fans of all ages. The Lifestyle Festival serves as the central hub for fans to interact with exhibitors and other enthusiasts as they wait for the cyclists to cross the finish line. The daylong festival will feature cycling products and demos, cancer awareness education, family activities, food, and entertainment. Visitors can congregate among fellow race watchers, take in live music, grab lunch or a beverage in the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden and watch the race live on outdoor video screens. In Pasadena, the lifestyle festival will take place at Rose Bowl Stadium. A free bike valet will be available at the Lifestyle Festival.
Following the awards ceremony, the Rose Bowl will host the inaugural Rose Pedal, an open streets event, where attendees can cycle, run, or walk the closed course and participate in fitness activities for the remainder of the day.
Watch the race live with the premier Tour Tracker app presented by Microsoft featuring up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information. The app can be downloaded free of charge via iTunes and Google Play→.
2019 Race Dates
⯈Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race begins Thursday, May 16 in Ventura and concludes on Saturday, May 18 in Pasadena.
⯈Amgen Tour of California Men’s Race begins Sunday, May 12 in Sacramento, and concludes on Saturday, May 18 in Pasadena, California. Details→
Hotels for Amgen Tour of California
There are many hotel options near the stage 7 finish line in Pasadena, whether you prefer the grandeur of the Langham Huntington Pasadena; the modern boutique accommodations at Hotel Constance; or the reliable comfort of the Westin; or the proximity of the Courtyard Marriott, Residence Inn Marriott, Hilton, or Sheraton. More→
Stage 1 Women’s Overall Start | Thu, May 16 | Ventura
Stage 2 Women’s Start | Fri, May 17 | Ontario
Stage 3 Women’s Start | Sat, May 18 | Santa Clarita
Stage 3 Women’s Overall Finish | Sat, May 18 | Pasadena
Stage 1 Men’s Overall Start | Sun, May 12 | Sacramento
Stage 2 Men’s Start | Mon, May 13 | Rancho Cordova
Stage 2 Men’s Finish | Mon, May 13 | South Lake Tahoe
Stage 3 Men’s Start | Tues, May 14 | Stockton
Stage 3 Men’s Finish | Tue, May 14 | Morgan Hill
Stage 4 Men’s Start | Wed, May 15 | WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Stage 4 Men’s Finish | Wed, May 15 | Morro Bay
Stage 5 Men’s Start | Thu, May 16 | Pismo Beach
Stage 5 Men’s Finish | Thu, May 16 | Ventura
Stage 6 Men’s Start | Fri, May 17 | Ontario
Stage 6 Men’s Finish | Fri, May 17 | Mt. Baldy
Stage 2 Women’s Finish | Fri, May 17 | Mt. Baldy
Stage 7 Men’s Start | Sat, May 18 | Santa Clarita
Stage 7 Men’s Overall Finish | Sat, May 18 | Pasadena
Areas along and adjacent to the route will be impacted by street closures and no parking zones. Please plan accordingly and review the public access map. For further information about street closures and towed vehicles, call (626) 795-9311.
Motors will begin sweeping the route at 11:00 am for vehicles parked along the race course. Motors will locate vehicles in violation, cite the vehicle and then complete a temporary tow request. Stand-by tow trucks will remove the vehicle to the former Kaiser lot located at 450 N. Lake Avenue. Vehicles claimed before 5:00 pm will be released to the owner without tow fees. Vehicles not picked-up by 5:00 pm will be stored in the normal manner.
For inquiries about towed vehicles prior to 2:00 pm on event day please call (626) 795-9311. For inquiries about towed vehicles after 2:00 pm on race day please call (626) 744-4241.
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