Stage 4 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California in Sonora, Calif.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Organizers of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California announced next year's race schedule and the Central Valley will not play host to any stages.
In 2013, cyclists will race a south to north route for the first time in the event's eight years.
The eight-stage road race begins May 12 in Escondido in San Diego County and concludes in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County May 19.
- Stage 1: Sunday, May 12 - Escondido
- Stage 2: Monday, May 13 - Murrieta to Greater Palm Springs
- Stage 3: Tuesday, May 14 - Palmdale to Santa Clarita
- Stage 4: Wednesday, May 15 - Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara
- Stage 5: Thursday, May 16 - Santa Barbara to Avila Beach
- Stage 6: Friday, May 17 - San Jose (Individual Time Trial)
- Stage 7: Saturday, May 18 - Livermore to Mt. Diablo
- Stage 8: Sunday, May 19 - San Francisco to Santa Rosa