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    Amgen Tour of California 2019

    Host cities announced... No Mount Diablo but probably Mount Hamilton.

    https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.co...st+City+Unveil

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Host cities announced... No Mount Diablo but probably Mount Hamilton.

    https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.co...st+City+Unveil
    Maybe can ride out and catch the Mt. Hamilton descent. Might have to scope out some possible viewing locations before then.

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    The descent's no good, they whoosh by too fast. Gotta head over to the other side and catch them climbing.

    Usually pretty good crowd on the Hamilton climb. Not so big it's a pain but enough to make it festive.

    Route isn't confirmed yet but I hope they do Ham. Not really sure how they'd get from Stockton to Morgan Hill without it and they mention the altitude that matches it.

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    The linked Amgen post states "climbers will face [] the Diablo Mountain Range outside Stockton where they will reach an elevation of 4,625 feet." Mount Hamilton only reaches an elevation of 4,265 feet. Typo?

    Also, what would be the likely route from Stockton to Morgan Hill? If they descend Quimby, a great spot to view the race would be the uphill section of Quimby starting at HW130/Mount Hamilton Road.

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    They've come down Quimby at least once before and it makes sense. That spot you mention is a great idea. There's a hairpin on the back side of Mt. Hamilton I like to sit at if they go that way.

    Anyway my guess would be down to Patterson, Del Puerto Canyon > San Antonio Valley Rd (up and over Mt. Ham) > down Mt. Ham > down Quimby... but we'll have to wait and see.

    That route would essentially be 130+ miles with 8500 feet of climbing.

    Or they could go through Livermore and go up Mines road... 130+ miles and 10000+ feet of climbing.

    Either way, Mt. Hamilton in the way but they're still saying expect a sprint finish?

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