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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.

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. Click here for a map of the Stage 2 race route.

Stage 2 Details

133.3 miles/214.5 km
King of the Mountain Climbs: 5
Elevation Gain: 14,522’
Sprints: Placerville, Luther Pass
Expected Outcome: Select group 

How to Stream

Watch online at www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com or on-the-go with the Amgen Tour of California TourTracker App, the premier app for up-to-the-minute and comprehensive information. Download the free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices via iTunes, Google Play and the Apple and Android app stores.

Watch on TV on NBC and NBC Sports Network. Stay tuned to www.AmgenTourofCalifornia.com for the latest schedule.

Fun Facts

  • The race takes place from May 12-18, 2019 over 773 miles of California’s most scenic highways, mountain roads and coastlines.
  • 19 teams from around the world will compete in the Amgen Tour of California, and riders are expected from more than 30 nations.
  • The race will welcome back past champions, including Team Jumbo-Visma’s George Bennett (2017); BORA-hansgrohe’s three-time World Champion Peter Sagan (2015), who also holds the race record for stage wins (16); and EF Education First Pro Cycling’s U.S. veteran rider Tejay van Garderen (2013), whose credits include three top-10 Grand Tour finishes and the race record for the largest winning margin of all time (+1.47” ahead of the next competitor).
  • Starting on the first day of competition, the riders compete for jerseys in the overall competition (yellow jersey), King of the Mountain competition (polka dot jersey), sprint points competition (green jersey), best young rider competition (white and black jersey), and most courageous jersey (light blue jersey).