2017 Amgen Tour of California
The Amgen Tour of California will celebrate the 2017 race in Sacramento, California's state capital, with Men's and Women's races on both Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. This is the twelfth annual edition of the race and presented locally by Sutter Health who is committed to partnering with patients, their family members, and the community to provide high-value, personalized care.
The capital city of California has hosted the Amgen Tour of California nine times with an Overall Finish in 2016. This year, Sacramento welcomes the Men's Overall Start back! The course will travel along the Sacramento River and cross Tower Bridge twice before returning downtown where fans will anxiously wait along the traditional finish circuits around the Capitol building.
The 2017 race will mark the first year the men's race has been elevated to UCI WorldTour status, making it the only stage race in North America to receive this prestigious classification. The upcoming race will also be the tenth consecutive year that a women's competition will be held as part of the Amgen Tour of California. Sacrament is lucky enough to host Stage 3 as well as the Overall Finish of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Amgen Tour of California Official Team Presentation
Concerts in the Park has selected an impressive lineup for the official Amgen Tour of California Team Presentation that will begin at 5:00pm. The event will feature headliner Grizfolk along with bands Inland and The Diva Kings and DJ Adam J.
The event will also include Amgen Tour of California team cars, bike night giveaways, fireworks, vendors, and food & beverages. Cycling fans will have the chance to collect rider photographs and autographs.
This year the Lifestyle Festival will take place on both Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. It will feature a wide variety of food and drink, interactive displays, and opportunities for guests to experience and purchase items from some of the leading brands in cycling including Trek, Oakley and many more.
On Sunday, May 14th, join us at the Michelob Ultra Stage near the Capitol's West Steps for a live performance by Hans! and the Hot Mess! from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. - Lifestyle Festival opens
1:56 p.m. - Women's Race finish
2:11 p.m. - Awards ceremony
Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race - Stage 3 (click here for route map)
After a neutral circuit through the Elk Grove Regional Park, the race will head west and then south to the Sacramento River and the California Delta region. This will be a very fast and flat race route that should guarantee a day for the sprinters (including two sprints along the way) and an exciting finish at the Capitol building in Sacramento, where some of the most exciting stage finishes in Amgen Tour of California history have unfolded.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - Lifestyle Festival opens
11:25 a.m. - Men's Race starts
12:30 p.m. - Women's Race starts
1:00 p.m. - Hans! And the Hot Mess! musical performance
2:10 p.m. - Breakaway From Cancer Walk
2:10 p.m. - Women's Race finish
3:08 p.m. - Men's Race in circuit
3:28 p.m. - Men's Race finish
Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race - Stage 4 Overall Finish (click here for route map)
The Capitol Circuit Race has quickly earned the reputation as one of the fastest and most technical courses in the country. This flat 2.2-mile course features six turns. It encompasses the Capitol building and passes by several other notable state government buildings. The 90-minute race will include 20 laps of the circuit, beginning shortly after the men depart the course to begin their seven-day event.
Breakaway From Cancer Mile Walk
Amgen Tour of California invites those touched by cancer to participate in the 2017 Breakaway Mile starting at 18th & L Sts. at 2:10 p.m. The walk honors and celebrates cancer survivors as part of the Amgen Tour of California's Breakaway From Cancer, a national initiative founded in 2005 to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer.
Amgen Tour of California Overall Men's Start (click here for route map)
Delivering an exciting showing every time, this year’s Sacramento leg will include the conclusion of the women’s race as well as the opening stage for the men as they begin their seven-day competition. Heading south out of Sacramento into the California Delta region, the course will be flat and fast. At 104 miles, the stage has more mileage than prior Capitol City editions, including two sprints and three laps staged for speed in the shadow of the State Capitol building, guaranteed to bring an electric stage conclusion.
Where to Park
Sacramento street parking in the city is generally free on Sundays (except for Old Sacramento) in most areas. Please pay attention to parking signs. Parking lots and garages will still require payments. There are several city lots in Downtown Sacramento and other pay lots in the area.
For spectators riding their bikes to the event, a free bike valet will be set up near the west steps of the Capitol.
Click here for a city parking map.