Sacramento is known as one of the most sports-friendly cities in the country, and this year will mark its 10th time hosting the race. Stage 1 will begin with the men rolling out of Sacramento across the iconic Tower Bridge, passing through West Sacramento, then hugging the Sacramento River into the city of Woodland. From there, the race will travel across several rural roads in Yolo County. A quick dash and sprint in the Town of Winters will see the race turn east and heading back downtown for the fast finish.
This 88.8-mile stage is a sprinter’s paradise, and a rare day of no KOMs and no elevation gains. Race fans waiting near the finish in the shadow of the State Capitol Building will be rewarded with the peloton barreling down L street for three loops around the infamous Sacramento circuit. Sacramento has never failed to deliver one of the most exciting race finishes on the World Tour Calendar.
Expected Outcome: Field sprint