In its 12th anniversary year, the Amgen Tour of California promotes tourism on an global level and puts Big Bear Lake on the world stage.
The Santa Barbara route was one of the numerous panoramic sections along the course during the seven-stage cycling competition.
Cyclists from all over the globe will start the stage along the oceanfront Cabrillo Boulevard at 11:30 a.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is putting out the welcome mat for participants in the 575-mile bike race, which will end Saturday in Pasadena.
Daniel Jaramillo took the King of the Mountain jersey for the race's fastest climber during the 89.8-mile second stage, which included 9,276 feet of elevation gain and a grueling climb up Mt. Hamilton.
Slovakia's Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) captured stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday in a powerful sprint to the finish line in Morro Bay. "His health is the most important thing to all of us".More news: Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit
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Sagan, the 2015 Tour of California victor, bided his time in the peloton before accelerating through traffic in the final half-mile to win the gruelling 119.6-mile (192.5-kilometer) stage, which had begun in Pismo Beach.
Cyclists with the Amgen Tour of California continue making their way down south. This year she was joined by her husband.
As in 2016, the Amgen Breakaway from Heart DiseaseTM Women's Race empowered with SRAM is part of the UCI Women's World Tour.
"It feels incredible. past year this was an awesome race for us".
Rafal Majka retained his overall lead, two seconds ahead of George Bennett, heading into the potentially decisive climb up Mount Baldy in the fifth stage Thursday.