The Amgen Tour of California returns to San Diego County for the first time since 2009. Record crowds greeted us along the course and at the start and finish cities of Rancho Bernardo and Escondido. The 2013 route will include Mt Palomar but from the eastern slope instead of the steeper south approach. This is a climb that is often compared to the arduous Alpe d'Huez at the Tour de France. We expect monster crowds along the route at Mt. Palomar and within the Escondido city limits for an exciting opening stage which is likely to result in a bunch sprint.
ROUTE DETAILS Day: Sun, May 12