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, presented locally by Sutter Health.
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! With the Overall Start comes the anticipated Amgen TOC Official Team Presentation event, taking place this year at Concerts in the Park.
The 2017 race will mark the first year the men's race has been elevated to UCI World Tour 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. Sacramento is lucky enough to host Stage 3 on Saturday, May 13th as well as the Overall Finish of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race on Sunday, May 14th. So, this year is an entire weekend of cycling fun!
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.
Amgen Tour of California Official Team Presentation
This year's team presentations will take place at the popular Friday night Concerts in the Park at Cesar Chavez Park! Concerts in the Park has selected an impressive lineup for the official Amgen Tour of California Team Presentation that will begin at 5 p.m. 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!
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
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. (click here for route map)
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
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. (click here for route map)
Amgen Tour of California Overall Men's Start
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. (click here for route map)
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.
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 by SABA will be set up near the west steps of the Capitol starting at 8am on both Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th.
Click here for a city parking map.