The annual Amgen Tour of California has announced that Sacramento will be hosting the first stage of the 2019 tour. This year’s race will cover 750 miles from Sacramento to the finish line at Pasadena. Several Sacramento region cities will be playing a part in the men’s race: Stage 1 will begin in Sacramento, Stage 2 will go from Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe, and Stage 3 will start in Stockton and go to Morgan Hill. The men’s race is slated to begin on Sunday, May 12. The women’s race starts Thursday, May 16 and stay largely in Southern California.