2019 Tour of California (women's race)

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2019 Amgen Tour of California Women's Race
2019 UCI Women's World Tour, race 11 of 23
Race details
Dates16–18 May 2019
Stages3
Results
Winner  Anna van der Breggen (NED) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Second  Katharine Hall (USA) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Third  Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) (CCC Liv)

Mountains  Liliana Moreno Canchon (COL) (Astana)
Youth  Juliette Labous (FRA) (Team Sunweb)
Sprints  Anna van der Breggen (NED) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Team Canyon–SRAM
← 2018

The fifth running of the Women's Tour of California (officially: Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM) will be held from 16 to 18 May 2019.[1]

It is the 11th race of the 2019 UCI Women's World Tour. Raced over three stages, it covers a total distance of 177 miles.

Teams[edit]

16 teams will start:[2]

Professional women's teams


Schedule[edit]

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 16 May Ventura to Ventura 96.5 km (60.0 mi) Flat stage  Anna van der Breggen (NED)
2 17 May Ontario to Mt. Baldy 74 km (46.0 mi) Mountain stage  Katharine Hall (USA)
3 18 May Santa Clarita to Pasadena 115.5 km (71.8 mi) Hilly stage  Elisa Balsamo (ITA)
Total 301.5 km (187.3 mi)

Classification leadership table[edit]

In the Tour of California, five different jerseys are awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey.[3] This classification was considered the most important of the 2019 Tour of California, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a sprints classification, which awarded a green jersey.[3] In the sprints classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 15 points, with 12 for second, 9 for third, 7 for fourth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 10th place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued – awarded on a 3–2–1 scale – at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a white jersey with red polka dots.[3] In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a predominantly "white design" jersey.[3] This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1993 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time. In addition, there was a combativity award given after each stage to the rider considered, by a jury, to have "who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer / heart disease", in line with the jersey's sponsors. This award was marked by a blue jersey.[3]

Stage Winner General classification
Jersey yellow.svg
Sprints classification
Jersey green.svg
Mountains classification
Jersey polkadot.svg
Young rider classification
Jersey white.svg
Most courageous rider
Jersey blue.svg
Team classification
1 Anna van der Breggen Anna van der Breggen Anna van der Breggen Liliana Moreno Canchon Elisa Balsamo Lindsay Goldman WNT–Rotor Pro Cycling
2 Katharine Hall Katharine Hall Juliette Labous Omer Shapira Canyon–SRAM
3 Elisa Balsamo Liliana Moreno Canchon Kathrin Hammes
Final Anna van der Breggen Anna van der Breggen Liliana Moreno Canchon Juliette Labous not awarded Canyon–SRAM

External links[edit]

  • Official Program. Tour of California. PTS Marketing Group, Anschutz Entertainment Group. 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Women's Route overview". Amgen Tour of California. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Startlist Amgen Tour of California Womens Race empowered with SRAM". ProCycling Stats. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Program 2017, p. 17.