May 13-19, Long Beach, California, Road - WorldTour

Egan Bernal (Team Sky) secured two stage wins and the overall title at the Amgen Tour of California. The Colombian won the seven-day race by 1:25 ahead of Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and 2:14 ahead of Daniel Martinez (EF Education First-Drapac).

It was a successful week for the Colombians, as sprinter Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) made it three sprint stages for three as he powered to victory in Sacramento on the final stage 7. Sunweb's Max Walscheid was second and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) was third.

2018 Tour of California - Final Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egan Bernal (Col) Team Sky25:34:19 
2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:25 
3Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:02:14 
4Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:02:16 
5Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky0:02:28 
6Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:03:01 
7Brandon McNulty (USA) Rally Cycling0:03:28 
8Laurens De Plus (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:03:50 
9Kristijan Durasek (Cro) UAE Team Emirates0:03:59 
10Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:01 

 

Overview

The 2018 Amgen Tour of California will take place May 13-19 for its second run on the WorldTour calendar.

The 13th edition of the race is set to begin in Southern California - only the fourth time the race has headed in a northerly direction. It begins in Long Beach outside of Los Angeles and soon shifts the focus from the sprinters to the climbers. The first key stage of the 2018 event comes on stage 2, which finishes atop the punishing climb on Gibraltar Road, the same finish that propelled Julian Alaphilippe to the overall victory in 2016.

King City debuts as a host of the start of stage 3, which finishes at the Laguna Seca raceway.

The race's second decisive stage comes with a time trial in San Jose on stage 4, followed by a stage from Stockton to Elk Grove, a mountain stage to South Lake Tahoe, and an overall finish in Sacramento.

Team LottoNl-Jumbo's George Bennett won the overall in 2017 ahead of Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac).


2018 Host cities announced  |  2017 Tour of California  |  Past winners

 

 

 

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