Here we go! The biggest professional cycling race in America, the 2019 Amgen Tour of California, is coming to Ventura (again!). This year’s race, the longest and most challenging course in the Tour’s 14-year history, promises thrills from start (Sacramento; May 12) to finish (Pasadena; May 18).
Once again, our small beach town will welcome the world in a big way. On May 16th, the colorful peloton will sweep into — and out of — Ventura. The epicenter of everything will be the Ventura Fairgrounds, where spectators can see the women’s stage start (12:10 pm) and finish (roughly 2:50 pm), and the finish of the fifth stage of the men’s race (which begins in Pismo Beach) at an estimated 3:41 pm. Please check our blog, for Ventura route specifics.
Keep checking in with us for the latest race updates. And plans are in the works for special race day events; dancers (Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico) and larger-than-life surprises to be announced … Follow us on our channels to see highlights of the festivities, or, better still, see them yourself, up close and personal, with a pair of VIP tickets, which we’ll be giving away soon! Stay tuned!
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
This year’s Amgen Tour of California is the longest and most challenging course in the Tour’s 14-year history. The men’s race — seven stages covering some 750 miles — begins in Sacramento on May 12th and ends in Pasadena on May 18th. The women will compete in three stages, from May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles. The women’s race also finishes in Pasadena, and, equally important, starts right here in Ventura!
2019 RACE SCHEDULE
DATE | MEN
Sun., May 12 – Stage 1: Sacramento
Mon., May 13 – Stage 2: Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
Tues., May 14 – Stage 3: Stockton to Morgan Hill
Wed., May 15 – Stage 4: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
Thurs., May 16 – Stage: 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura
Fri., May 17 – Stage 6: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18 – Stage 7: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
DATE | WOMEN
Thurs., May 16 – Stage 1: Ventura
Fri., May 17 – Stage 2: Ontario to Mt. Baldy
Sat., May 18 – Stage 3: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
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More information about the Amgen Tour of California and the full 2019 race schedule is available on their website.
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INTERACTIVE AMGEN MAP
Click on the upper left icon next to the ‘Amgen Tour of California Map’ in the blue bar to find the following items:
Parking | Road Closures | Cheering Sections | Men & Women’s Route
GLAM to performs the National Anthem at the 2019 Amgen Opening Ceremony
Other performers include: