VENTURA TO HOST AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
WOMEN’S RACE START AND FINISH & MEN’S STAGE FIVE FINISH IN MAY 2019
Ventura, Calif. — The City of Ventura is proud to be the host city for the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Start and Finish on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Ventura will also be the Men’s Stage Five Finish of the 14th annual Amgen Tour of California on May 16, 2019. The premier cycling race will take place May 12-18, 2019, during which the world’s best cyclists will compete for 750+ miles along roadways, highways, and coastlines making up the seven-stage race from Sacramento to Pasadena.
The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and have helped launch some of today’s best known and most decorated international cyclists as well as continuing to attract the most talented 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.
“Amgen Tour of California took notice of our small beach town in 2016 and felt charmed by the way our community embraced the event in 2016 & 2018. This is a compliment we celebrate and uphold as a challenge to plan something even more special for 2019,” said VVCB President & CEO Marlyss Auster. “We look forward to once again bringing the community together to celebrate and showcase our wonderful Ventura in the International spotlight.”
“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 another truly 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.”