Stage 1 – San Diego, May 15, 2016
Stage 2 – South Pasadena to Santa Clarita, May 16, 2016
Stage 3 – Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara County, May 17, 2016
Stage 4 – Morro Bay to Monterey County, May 18, 2016
Stage 5 – Lodi to South Lake Tahoe, May 19, 2016
Stage 6 – Folsom Individual Time Trial & Women’s Team Time Trial, May 20, 2016
Stage 7 – Santa Rosa, May 21, 2016
Stage 8 – Sacramento, May 22, 2016
May 21 in Santa Rosa
Women’s Race: Stage 3 of the Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will feature another long road course loop, similar to the first stage of the race around Lake Tahoe. At a race distance of 64 miles over rolling and twisting terrain, expect aggressive riding before the race returns to downtown Santa Rosa for three circuits. Santa Rosa is in for double the racing excitement, hosting the start and finish for the women and men on this day. The first and last third of the course will feature the same roads as the men’s route with a single Queen of the Mountain climb on Coleman Valley Road. [map]
Breakaway from Cancer Mile: Similar to the support person who helps a cyclist breakaway from the peloton, it takes a strong support network to help a person break away from cancer. Amgen invites those touched by cancer – patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates – to participate in the 2015 Breakaway Mile, an approximately half- to one-mile walk that honors and celebrates cancer survivors as part of Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer®, a national initiative founded in 2005 to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship.
Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival: This is one of Sonoma County’s most honored traditions and one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in Northern California.
Men’s Race: Stage 7 will begin and end in longtime host city Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma County wine county, one of the many fantastic viticulture hot beds the race will pass through this year. It will cover some of the same territory as the popular annual Levi’s GranFondo event. The course will be rolling throughout with four Lexus King of the Mountain points along King Ridge Road, Pacific Coast Highway and Coleman Valley Road. These country roads through redwoods, coastline and forests will keep the peloton attentive with the feeling of riding on the edge of a continent. With a crucial time trial the day prior, this penultimate stage in the general classification competition will most likely feature aggressive racing and a small group vying on the downtown circuits of the flat finish.[map]