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Tour of California

Amgen Tour of California announces 2016 course

Amgen Tour of California announces 2016 course

South Pasadena has never hosted an Amgen Tour of California stage before. Santa Clarita has hosted more than any other city.

Those two locations will bookend the second of the eight-stage 2016 tour, which will take place May 15-22 and cover nearly 800 miles. The course, which was revealed Thursday morning, starts in San Diego and ends in Sacramento, marking only the second time the race has run from south to north.

After spending Stage 1 in the San Diego area, the riders will start in South Pasadena and take on a course that features long, gradual climbs in Stage 2 on May 16. There are several Lexus King of the Mountain...