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 2019 Tour of California route is dominated by Mount Baldy on the penultimate day, but there are plenty of other intriguing storylines to follow.
The men's and women's races will both finish May 18 in Pasadena.
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.