29 February 2012

Stage routes - Tour of California

Routes and profiles for each stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California
Are you planning to attend the race as a fan? This is a quick summary of stage dates, locations, distances, route maps and stage profiles for the Amgen Tour of California, the 2012 professional cycling race in California in May 2012. I really enjoy seeing the race live in California, the weather is typically good, the stages easy to attend, and the list of riders on each team's roster is top quality. In 2011 Chris Horner (Radioshack) won the overall race, who will be the winner in 2012 - go see for yourself. It is great fun to attend the race, for one day, or for all 8 stages.
Amgen Tour of California May 13-20, 2012 - Stage maps and profiles 
2012 ATOC:  2012 Overall Map  (click any image to enlarge)
2012 Amgen Tour of California route map
Sunday, May 13
Stage 1 Presented by Rabobank
START: Santa Rosa
Distance: 115.9 miles
SPRINTS: Santa Rosa, CA 1
KOMs: C azadero Hwy., Ft. Ross Rd.(x2), Coleman Valley Road
FINISH: Santa Rosa 
Tour of California Stage 1 map
Monday, May 14
Presented by Visit California
START: San Francisco
Distance: 117.1 miles
SPRINTS: Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Summit Rd.
KOMs: Empire Grade, Bear Creek
FINISH: Santa Cruz County
ATOC Stage 2 route map
ATOC Stage 2 route profile
Stage 3:  Stage 3 Map Stage 3 Profile
Tuesday, May 15
START: San Jose
Distance: 115.3 miles
SPRINTS: Livermore
KOMs: C alaveras Rd., Mt. Diablo, Patterson Pass
FINISH: Livermore
ATOC Stage 3 route map
ATOC Stage 3 route profile
Stage 4:  Stage 4 Map Stage 4 Profile
Wednesday, May 16
START: Sonora
Distance: 130.2 miles
SPRINTS: Mariposa, Oakhurst, Friant
KOMs: CA 49(x4), Crane Valley
FINISH: Clovis
ATOC stage 4 route map
ATOC stage 4 route profile
Stage 5:  Stage 5 Map Stage 5 Profile
Thursday, May 17
Stage 5  *(Individual Time Trial)
Presented by Rabobank
START: Bakersfield
Distance: 18.4 miles
FINISH: Bakersfield
ATOC stage 5 route map (ITT)
ATOC stage 5 route profile ITT
Stage 6:  Stage 6 Map Stage 6 Profile
Friday, May 18
Stage 6
Presented by Visit California
START: Palmdale
Distance: 115.7 miles
SPRINTS: Crestline, Fawnskin
KOMs: Mt. Emma, Wrightwood, CA 138, CA 18
FINISH: Big Bear Lake
ATOC stage 6 route map
ATOC stage 6 route profile
Stage 7:  Stage 7 Map Stage 7 Profile
Saturday, May 19
Stage 7
START: Ontario
Distance: 78.3 miles
SPRINTS: Glendora
KOMs: Glendora Ridge Rd., Glendora Mt. Rd., Finish
FINISH: Mt. Baldy
ATOC stage 7 route map
ATOC stage 7 route profile
Stage 8:  Stage 8 Map Stage 8 Profile 
Sunday, May 20
Stage 8
Presented by Amgen
START: Beverly Hills
Distance: 44.7 miles
SPRINTS: Finish Line
FINISH: Los Angeles (L.A. LIVE)
ATOC stage 8 route map
ATOC stage 8 route profile
For more information and stories from the race in 2011 and 2010 please read additional posts by Pedal Dancer on the TOUR OF CALIFORNIA page.