The Amgen Tour of California is excited to welcome the 106th edition of the Tour de France! The world's best cyclists will go head-to-head for 21 days of cycling. Below, is a list of riders who will be participating in the 2019 Tour de France and have participated in the Amgen Tour of California. It's safe to say we'll be keeping our eyes on them for this year's race!
1. Egan Bernal | Team Ineos
After winning the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, Egan Bernal did an excellent job helping his teammates in the 2018 Tour de France. This year, this young cycling phenomenon is a contender for the yellow jersey in the Tour de France - we can't wait to see what's next!
2. Peter Sagan | Bora-Hansgrohe
We're looking at 17-time stage winner of the Amgen Tour of California, former World Champion and the King of California, Peter Sagan, to take the Tour de France green jersey once again!
3. Tejay Van Garderen | EF Education First
As one of the best American cyclists of our time, Tejay Van Garderen is sure to have a great run in this year's Tour de France. As a seasoned climber and time trial specialist, Tejay Van Garderen won the 2013 Amgen Tour of California and we look forward to his performance in this year's Tour de France.
4. Julian Alphilippe | Deceuninck - Quick - Step
Julian Alphilippe was not only the winner of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, but he also took the polka dot jersey in the 2018 Tour de France. This climbing sensation is once again a serious contender to take the queen stages of the Tour de France.
5. George Bennett | Team Jumbo - Visma
Winner of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California, George Bennett fought for the yellow jersey in this year's race and will be supporting his teammates in the 2019 Tour de France.
6. Kasper Asgreen | Deceuninck - Quick - Step
His Stage 2 climbing victory at the Amgen Tour of California has earned Kasper Asgreen a spot on the start list for the 2019 Tour de France.
7. Ivan Cortina | Bahrain - Merida
Ivan Cortina won stage 5 in the Amgen Tour of California and we're looking forward to see how he supports Bahrain - Merida in this year's Tour de France.