The City of Rancho Cordova and Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism are beyond excited to announce that Rancho Cordova will host the Stage 2 Start of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California on Monday, May 13! This is the first time Rancho Cordova has been selected as an Amgen Tour of California Host City. The City will be welcoming the only event on the top-level World Tour in the United States to Rancho Cordova as part of the tour across the state.
Stage 2 Route
The Stage 2 Start of the 2019 Amgen Tour of California will kick off on Prospect Park Drive in front of our iconic Rancho Cordova City Hall! Heading east from the start, the route will follow White Rock Road through the City of Rancho Cordova and El Dorado Hills, and then connect with the Stage 6 course from 2018. Once again, racers will enjoy the huge crowds and warm hospitality in Placerville before heading onto the picturesque Mormon Emigrant Trail and Hwy 88, one of the most beautiful roads in California where the peloton will zip through lush forests and past bass-laden lakes.
They will also encounter some serious elevation. The King of the Mountain at Carson pass tops out at 8,620’, the highest point the race has ever reached in its 14 years. A long descent will allow the riders a short rest, but a left turn onto Highway 89 will take them to the top of Luther Pass and into South Lake Tahoe. For those who have raced to South Lake Tahoe in previous years, they know that a brutal finish up the steep roads to the Heavenly ski area finish looms ahead.
Stage 2 Start at City Hall
Join us to watch the Stage 2 Start at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive! A festival will begin around 8 AM, and the race will begin around 10 AM. Stay tuned for more details on the festivities!
Stage 2 Details
120.9 miles/194.5 km
King of the Mountain Climbs: 6
Elevation Gain: 14,522’
Sprints: Placerville, Luther Pass
Expected Outcome: Select group
Prospect Park Drive between White Rock Road and Gold Center Drive in front of Rancho Cordova City Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13.
White Rock Road between Prospect Park Drive near Rancho Cordova City Hall and our eastern City limit will be closed on Monday, May 13 starting at 9:45 AM as the Stage 2 Start kicks off. Stay tuned for additional information on the closure.
Please plan to use alternate routes during these closures, or come out to join us at the event! Local emergency vehicles will not be impacted by the closures.
For questions on road closures, please contact the City of Rancho Cordova at (916) 851-8700.
The parking lot at Rancho Cordova City Hall will be closed on Sunday, May 12 and Monday, May 13 for the event. Event parking will be available on a first come, first served basis where available nearby.
More Information About the Race
The 2019 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG. Rancho Cordova will be one of 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. Learn more about the Amgen Tour of California by visiting https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/.