Tour of California 2018

Tour of California 2018Sunday 13 May sees the start of the 13th edition of the Tour of California, while the race is set to finish on Saturday 19 May, 2018. Traditionally, the eight-day stage race runs from north to south of the west coast state, although this year the riders travel in opposite direction. The 2018 race will feature a well balanced combination of racing time trials, climbing, and sprinting. The Tour of California is perfectly suited for riders who are preparing for the Tour de France. In Europe the Giro d’Italia takes place at the same time, but the sheer duration of that race makes it a tricky target for those with eyes on La Grande Boucle. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read more about the route of the 2018 Tour of California, or check out the start list.

George Bennett won the overall in 2017, while Rafal Majka and Andrew Talansky rounded out the podium.

Click on the links in underneath scheme for stage-descriptions, including detailed rout maps and height profiles.

Tour of California 2018: Stages

Date Stage details Length Type Results/report Winner GC
1 Su 13-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 1 Criterium in Long Beach 133.5 km flat
2 Mo 14-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 2 Ventura – Santa Barbara 155.0 km finish uphill
3 Tu 15-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 3 King City – Laguna Seca 197.0 km hills
4 We 16-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 4 Time trial in San Jose 34/7 km ITT
5 Th 17-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 5 Stockton – Elk Grove 176.0 km flat
6 Fr 18-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 6 Folsom – South Lake Tahoe 196.5 km mountains
7 Sa 19-5 Tour of California 2018 route stage 7 Sacramento – Sacramento 146.0 km flat

Tour of California 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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