Route Information: May 13-14, 2017 - Women's Stage 3 and 4 / May 14, 2017 Men's Overall Start
Sacramento is proud to host the 2017 Amgen Tour of California in our great state’s capital on Sunday, May 14th. This is the 12th annual edition of the race, and this year is presented locally by Sutter Health who is committed to partnering with patients, their family members, and the community to provide high-value, personalized care. That's how We Plus You.
Sacramento is centrally located in Northern California, nestled in a fertile valley between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Named "The City of Trees" and "America's Farm to Fork Capital" Sacramento is a beautiful and unique city just a short distance from the California Wine Country, Gold Country, California Redwoods, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Yosemite. Sacramento is one of California's most accessible major cities with Sacramento International Airport (SMF) 15 minutes from downtown and offering 170 direct or convenient connecting flights.
The city's history began in 1839 when Johann Agustus Sutter settled at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers. The discovery of gold near Sacramento in 1848 started California's famous Gold Rush, bringing thousands of fortune seekers to the area almost overnight. The city has been on the move ever since and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.
Sacramento has an abundance of year-round attractions, museums, and entertainment venues tucked into its culturally diverse cityscape. Enjoy our local playhouses and the Broadway stage, museums and galleries, poetry readings and film festivals, ballet and opera. Recreation tops the list for outdoor activities with hundreds of miles of waterways, 2,000 acres of city parks, more than 50 golf courses, and two nearby lakes.
"The City of Sacramento is proud to welcome the Amgen Tour of California back to our city for the ninth time. There is no better way to celebrate the glory of California's most distinguished cycling event than with a women's Overall Finish and Stage 3 and a men's Overall Start in our beautiful state capital."
-Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
"In May 2017 the Amgen Tour of California will return to the Sacramento community for its ninth time! Sacramento County is pleased and excited to host both a men's and women's stage during the 2017 Amgen Tour and to welcome the many competitors and visitors who'll come to the Sacramento region for this outstanding event. Best wishes to all for a truly enjoyable and memorable time."
-Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chair, Don Nottoli