The first day of the AMGEN Tour of California racing and festivities will begin and end in beautiful San Diego, the birthplace of California.
The first day of racing will begin and end in first-time host city San Diego, the birthplace of California and the state's second largest city. A natural fit for the nation's premier cycling race, San Diego features a vibrant beach-oriented community whose residents are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.
The peloton will depart Mission Bay traveling through Balboa Park before heading south toward downtown and the harbor with views of the historic Gaslamp District and Coronado Bridge.
The race's first Visit California Sprint will take place in bike-friendly Imperial Beach before heading east toward the rolling hills of East County. With only one Lexus King of the Mountain point on Honey Springs Road, fans can expect a fast finish as the riders race west back to the coast.
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