Ontario Connects - 2017 Amgen Tour of California
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the City of Ontario hosted the Stage 5 start of the Amgen Tour of California race. This event marked the third time Ontario has hosted a stage culminating at Mt. Baldy.
This stage has been called the “Queen Stage” and compared to the epic stages of the European Grand Tours. The training ground for many local Southern California riders, the race will return to the mountaintop finish that thrilled fans in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Only a handful had done the entire route, but after the race contested the climb in 2015, this is now one of hottest Strava segments in the U.S.