Tour of California 2019: The Route
The 2019 Tour of California is played out from 12 May to 18 May. The seven-day stage race includes a summit finish on Mount Baldy and a demanding mountain stage to South Lake Tahoe. Egan Bernal is title holder.
The 1st stage is the only race that starts and finishes in the same city. Sacramento hosts the race on virtually the same route as last year, when Fernando Gaviria sprinted to victory.
Stage 2 takes the riders from Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe, where Egan Bernal sealed the GC win in last year’s Queen Stage. The South Lake Tahoe race includes roughly 4,500 vertical metres, while the last climb to Heavenly Ski Resort is 1.7 kilometres long and the average slope sits at 5.9%,
The 3rd stage takes the riders on lumpy terrain from Stockton to Morgan Hill before stage 4 travels from the Laguna Seca Raceway to Morro Bay. The 5th stage to Ventura preludes the possibly decisive Mount Baldy stage. The final climb is a mega-long monster with a steep 12.8% kick up to the line in the last 800 metres. Former winners on this summit are Levi Leipheimer (2011), Robert Gesink (2012), Julian Alaphilippe (2015), and Andrew Talansky (2017).
The race wraps things up with the 7th stage to a likely sprint finish in Pasadena, although the route itself is far from flat.
Tour of California 2019: route, profiles, more
Click on the images to zoom
Tour of California Riders
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Bol takes Pasadena stage, Pogacar wins GC - Tour of California 2019 Pogacar takes Mt. Baldy stage to move into GC lead - Tour of California 2019 Iván García wins group spint, Van Garderen still leader - Tour of California 2019 Sprint win Fabio Jakobsen, Tejay van Garderen still leader after chaotic finale - Tour of California 2019 Solo breakaway victory Cavagna, Van Garderen stays leader - Tour of California 2019 Asgreen wins stage 2, Van Garderen new leader - Tour of California 2019 Peter Sagan takes 1st stage - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 1: Sacramento - Sacramento - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 2: Rancho Cordova - South Lake Tahoe - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 3: Stockton - Morgan Hill - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 4: Laguna Seca - Morro Bay - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 5: Pismo Beach - Ventura - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 6: Ontario - Mount Baldy - Tour of California 2019 Route stage 7: Santa Clarita - Pasadena - Tour of California 2019 More articles
Tour of the Basque Country 2021: Gaudu wins final stage, Roglic takes GC
Tour of Valencia 2021: The Route
Tour of Valencia 2021: Riders
Brabantse Pijl 2021: The Route
Brabantse Pijl 2021: Riders
Brabantse Pijl 2021: Favourites
Amstel Gold Race 2021: The Route
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Riders
Amstel Gold Race 2021: Favourites
Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: The Route
Tour of the Alps 2021: Riders
Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 1: Brixen – Innsbruck
La Flèche Wallonne 2021: The Route
Cycling Calendar 2021
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Tour de France 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: GC Favourites
Giro 2021 Route stage 1: Turin - Turin
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 1: Ganna's dash for pink
Giro 2021 Route stage 2: Stupinigi – Novara
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 2: First fast finishers showdown
Giro 2021 Route stage 3: Biella – Canale
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 3: Strong sprinters or late attackers
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!