The Tour of California’s ultimate stage is far from a tranquil parade to the finish. The journey passes through the rugged San Gabriel Mountains and climbs the Angeles Forest Highway and the Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. The challenging parcours serves the raw materials to shake up the GC. Just as happened in 2015 when Peter Sagan squeaked by Julian Alaphilippe in the Pasadena stage to win the overall classification.
The 7th stage in the Tour of California includes almost 2,592 vertical metres and concludes with three laps of 5 kilometres around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while two intermediate sprints – at kilometre 45 and 111 – come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
The race starts at 10:35 and is expected to finish around 13:35 – both are local times.
Tour of California 2019 stage 7: route, profile, more
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