The 2014 edition of the world famous Amgen Tour of California bicycle race is underway. The race began in Sacramento and will finish in Thousand Oaks in Southern California. The 9th running of the event lasts 8 days. The start was in Sacramento on May 11.
16 teams pedal over 700 miles in often grueling heat. It estimated that nearly 2 million people line the roads to cheer on their favorites. Many international cyclists follow the Amgen as a showcase for the Tour d' France.
2014 Amgen Tour of California:
Sunday May 11: Stage 1, Sacramento
Monday May 12: Stage 2, Folsom (ITT)
Tuesday May 13: Stage 3, San Jose to Mount Diablo
Wednesday May 14: Stage 4, Monterey to Cambria
Thursday May 15: Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara
Friday May 16: Santa Clarita to Mountain High
Saturday May 17: Santa Clarita to Pasadena
Sunday May 18: Thousand Oaks