Sacramento will host circuit race and time trials for the 2014 Amgen Women's Tour of California on May 11th. Twenty cycling teams will compete in the eight day cycling race of California. This will be the first time that a time trial and the circuit race will be held in the capital city. The Women's Circuit Race will be capped at 115 riders and compete in a four corner 1.25 course. The top three finishers will secure their team a coveted individual time trial position, allowing those teams to put their best time trial specialists in the mix the following day.
The U.S. professional teams selected for the circuit race include: Team Specialized-lululemon, UCI’s second-ranked women’s team and World Team Time Trial Champions for two years running; UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, which has earned overall victories at the Tour de San Luis and the Tour of El Salvador in their debut year as a team; TWENTY16 Pro Cycling, the only U.S. women’s road team to earn medals in the London Olympic Games; Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies, whose roster includes several riders for the U.S. national team as part of a Spring Classics campaign in Europe; and Team TIBCO, the top NRC-ranked team in the U.S in 2013, and the longest running women's team in North America.