VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura will host Stage Two of the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California for the first time, while Santa Barbara County was named a finish host for the race.
The Amgen Tour of California will take place May 13-19, 2018 during which the world's best cyclists will compete for approximately 600 miles along roadways, highways, and coastlines -- from Long Beach to Sacramento.
Stage Two will begin in Ventura on May 14 and will finish on Gibraltar Road at La Cumbre Peak in Santa Barbara County before cyclists continue their journey up north. This marks the ninth time -- and sixth year in a row -- Santa Barbara County has taken part in hosting the Amgen Tour.
The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race will run concurrently May 17-19, covering upward of 150 miles over three stages.
2018 RACE SCHEDULE
Sun., May 13 Stage 1 Long Beach
Mon., May 14 Stage 2 Ventura to Santa Barbara County (Gibraltar Road)
Tues., May 15 Stage 3 King City to Monterey County (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca)
Wed., May 16 Stage 4 San Jose (Time Trial)
Thurs., May 17 Stage 5 Stockton to Elk Grove
Fri., May 18 Stage 6 Folsom to South Lake Tahoe
Sat., May 19 Stage 7 Sacramento
Thurs., May 17 Stage 1 Elk Grove
Fr., May 18 Stage 2 South Lake Tahoe
Sat., May 19 Stage 3 Sacramento
For more information on the 7-stage tour, visit https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.