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Tour of California 2012

Date range:
May 13-20, 2012

Tour of California 2012

AEG Sports, organisers of the 7th Amgen Tour of California, announced the details of the 2012 route which goes higher and could prove far more difficult than any edition to date.

The race takes in most of the climbs which have become iconic to the event - from the Coleman Valley ascent on stage 1, Bonny Doon Road on stage 2 to the summit finishes at Big Bear and Mt. Baldy, but local fans will be most excited to see the inclusion of Mount Diablo on the third day - one of the most frequently requested features in fan feedback - albeit not as a summit finish.

The final stage should be all but a parade lap around Los Angeles where, for the first time, the race visits famous tourists sites such as Beverly Hills, where the stage will commence, Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Chinatown and Dodger Stadium. The route concludes with a five mile circuit which finishes at L.A. Live.

Tour of California 2011 | Tour of California 2010 | Race history | Stages

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Stages

  1. Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan)
    Stage 1Sunday, May 13 2012
    Location:
    Santa Rosa
    Distance:
    186.5km
  2. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) celebrates his victory in Santa Cruz
    Stage 2Monday, May 14 2012
    Location:
    San Francisco - Santa Cruz County
    Distance:
    188.5km
  3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) celebrates another win at the Amgen Tour of California. This time, Stage 3 to Livermore
    Stage 3Tuesday, May 15 2012
    Location:
    San Jose - Livermore
    Distance:
    185.5km
  4. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) edges Heinrich Haussler (Garmin - Barracuda), left, and Michael Matthews (Rabobank), right, for Stage 4 victory at the Amgen Tour of California
    Stage 4Wednesday, May 16 2012
    Location:
    Sonora - Clovis
    Distance:
    209.6km
  5. David Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda) blitzed the Bakersfield course
    Stage 5Thursday, May 17 2012
    Location:
    Bakersfield (ITT)
    Distance:
    29.7km
  6. Sylvain Georges (AG2R La Mondiale) wins stage 6 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California
    Stage 6Friday, May 18 2012
    Location:
    Palmdale - Big Bear Lake
    Distance:
    186.3km
  7. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) is building up for another Tour de France campaign
    Stage 7Saturday, May 19 2012
    Location:
    Ontario - Mt. Baldy
    Distance:
    126km
  8. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sprints to a final stage win in Los Angeles during the Tour of California
    Stage 8Sunday, May 20 2012
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Distance:
    72km
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