The Tour of California is an annual professional cycling stage race on the UCI World Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour. It was first held in 2006.The eight-day race covers 650??700 miles through the U.S. state of California.
The route is a trek through the San Gabriel Mountains just north of the Los Angeles Basin. Mt. Baldy is the showstopper for the day, but it certainly is not the only obstacle.
In total, the stage features several KOMs for 12,000 feet of climbing. Only just outside Los Angeless northern suburbs, this is a beautiful ride that will make the peloton forget about the city bustle.
For any rider, this is a refreshing detour. Please note : Stage 1 begins and ends in Sacramento covering a distance of 88.9 mi / 143 km.