Key points:
 Nineteen men’s teams of elite professional cyclists representing 33 countries will contest 773 miles, visiting 13 cities throughout the state for stage starts and finishes.
 The peloton of 133 riders will include three World Champions, including three-time titleholder Peter Sagan.

Known as a battleground destination for sprinters, the all-star lineup of Sagan (who also holds the record for Amgen Tour of California stage wins (16) and the 2015 race title), Team Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish (winner of 30 stages of the Tour de France, second of all time), Cofidis Solutions Crédits’ Nacer Bouhanni, Trek-Segafredo’s John Degenkolb and Team Jumbo-Visma’s Danny van Poppel will be challenged from young riders like UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen, Astana’s 2018 Tour de France stage winner Magnus Cort Nielsen, and development team talent from the Israel Cycling Academy’s debut, the U.S. National Team and other top Pro Continental teams in the race.
All-arounders and climbers like Jumbo-Visma’s 2017 race champion George Bennett, Trek-Segafredo’s Richie Porte and Tom Skujins, EF Education First Pro Cycling’s U.S. trio of Tejay van Garderen, Lawson Craddock and Taylor Phinney and Bahrain Merida’s Rohan Dennis will look for their chances on the weeklong route that includes the longest road days and most climbing in race history.