The 2018 Amgen Tour returns to the city of Elk Grove for the second year. Earlier this year the city hosted the start of one of the women’s stages at Elk Grove Park. In 2018 the city will be part of both the men’s and women’s races it was announced this morning.
On Thursday, May 17, the city will host the finish of stage 5 of the men’s race from Stockton to Elk Grove. On the same day the city will host stage 1 of the women’s race, that will start and end in Elk Grove.
“Elk Grove is proud to return and expand our role in the 2018 Amgen Tour of California,” said Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick. “Our city has been the home to world-class athletes like Evan Huffman and Jamie Whitmore and many others. Our community shares their excitement for competitive cycling and we look forward to welcoming the riders, revelers and sponsors involved in the race this year.”
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 26, 2017) – AEG, owner and presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, welcomes 11 Host Cities across the state for the 13th edition of America’s premier cycling stage race May 13-19. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s best cyclists will contest 600+ miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Long Beach to Sacramento. The 2018 edition will mark the third time in race history that the peloton will travel the Golden State from south to north.
The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 17-19, covering upward of 150 miles over three stages.
The annual professional cycling events carry the distinction of being the only U.S. races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and attract some of the most renowned cyclists and teams in the world. With seven new courses between them, this is the 11th consecutive year the event has featured an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing.