1. Niklas Märkl (Development Team Sunweb) 2:07
2. Marius Mayrhofer (Development Team Sunweb) s.t.
3. Nicolas Dalle Valle (Tirol KTM Team)
4. Tilen Finkst (Ljubljana)
5. Leon Heinschke (Development Team Sunweb))
6. Leon Echtermann (Herrmann Radteam)
7. Kamil Malecki (CCC Development Team) +0:01
8. Fabian Lienhard (IAM Excelsior) s.t.
9. Lennart Jung (Herrmann Radteam)
10. Daniel Auer (Maloja Pushbikers)
Leon Echtermann (Radteam Herrmann)
Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer / www.plomi.smugmug.com
AEG, owner and presenter of America’s only UCI WorldTour race, has confirmed teams and select riders who will compete in the 2019 Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM.
From May 12-18, 2019, 19 men’s teams of elite professional cyclists will contest 773 miles of California’s most scenic highways, mountain roads and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. The simultaneous women’s event will feature 16 teams, kicking off in Ventura on May 16, then running concurrently to also finish May 18 in Pasadena.
Both events welcome back past race champions: Boels Dolmans’ Olympic gold medalist and current World Champion Anna Van der Breggen (2017) and California-based reigning race champion Katie Hall (2018) will return to compete in the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, while men’s returning champions include Team Jumbo-Visma’s George Bennett (2017); Bora-Hansgrohe’s three-time World Champion Peter Sagan (2015), who also holds the race record for stage wins (16); and EF Education First Pro Cycling’s U.S. veteran rider Tejay van Garderen (2013), whose credits include three top-10 Grand Tour finishes and the race record for the largest winning margin of all time (+1.47” ahead of the next competitor).
“I’m excited to say I’ll be coming to California in May to race the Amgen Tour of California. California is really special to me – it’s my home state, and I’m excited to race these new courses in Southern California,” said Hall. “This is going to be an exciting race! The courses are new and well-designed, and will make for some aggressive and exciting finishes.”
“I’m really looking forward to coming back for my 10th Amgen Tour of California. I really love the Amgen Tour of California…come visit us and enjoy!,” said Sagan.
2019 Tour of California teams
Astana Pro Team
EF Education First
UAE Team Emirates
Hagens Berman Axeon
Israel Cycling Academy
Rally UHC Cycling
Team Novo Nordisk
2019 Tour of California Women’s Race teams
Cogeas Mettler Look
Rally UHC Cycling
Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
Valcar Cylance Cycling
WNT Rotor Pro