As America’s biggest stage race, Amgen Tour of California attracts top riders from around the world for the seven-day Tour in mid-May, which also includes a Women’s WorldTour event.
The list of host cities is unveiled, and organizers expect an aggressive and exciting race in the men's and women's events.
"It doesn't really matter what happened before the Tour if you are successful there," says Marcel Kittel.
Domestic teams that race in the Tour of California base their entire season around the international event.
We hear from Svein Tuft on how Orica developed from an upstart team into world-beaters, plus MTB and California run-downs.
Gallery: The 2018 Amgen Tour of California finished with a thrilling sprint in Sacramento.
Astana’s Arlenis Sierra stage 3 win at the women's Tour of California was the fist WorldTour win for herself and her Astana team in 2018.
Tejay van Garderen finishes second overall in California and now shifts his attention to the Tour de France, with a Vuelta a España start on the horizon
Fernando Gaviria beat Caleb Ewan and Max Walscheid to win stage 7 of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California on Saturday in Sacramento.
Arlenis Sierra of Astana beat Alexis Ryan and Emma White to win the final stage of the 2018 women's Tour of California. Katie Hall won the race overall.
The Tour of California GC stars go head to head on the road to Lake Tahoe as the Giro arrives at Monte Zoncolan. Hear from Egan Bernal, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Katie Hall, and Chris Froome in the latest episode of the VeloNews podcast.