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March 3/16 7:11 am - Tour of California Men's & Women's Teams Announced

Posted by Editor on 03/3/16

The Tour of California has announced the 18 men's teams and 18 women's teams that will participate in this year's event.  The men's race will run May 15-2 for 8 stages, and the women's May 19-22 for 4 stages.

This is the first year that Tour de France organizer ASO is running the technical side of the race, and the event has seen a new high of ten WorldTour teams entered.  The 18 professional men's teams confirmed for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California are:

UCI WorldTour (10):
• BMC Racing Team (USA)
• Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (USA)
• Etixx - Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (BEL)
• Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (RSA)
• Team Giant - Alpecin (GER)
• Team Lotto NL - Jumbo (NED)
• Team Sky (GBR)
• Tinkoff (RUS)
• Trek - Segafredo (USA)

UCI Professional Continental Teams (3):
• Direct Énergie (FRA)
• Team Novo Nordisk (USA)
• UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)

UCI Continental Teams (5):
• Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team (USA)
• Holowesko | Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Sportswear (USA)
• Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis (USA)
• Rally Cycling (USA)

The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM will be the first North American stage race of the inaugural Women's WorldTour. The race will be more competitive than ever, with 7 of the top-10 UCI-ranked teams in contention, including current top-ranked Wiggle High5.

The full list of confirmed teams for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM includes:

• BePink (ITA)
• Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team (NED)
• Canyon/SRAM Racing (GER)
• Colavita | Bianchi p/b Vittoria Women's UCI Pro Team (USA)
• Cylance Pro Cycling (USA)
• Drops Cycling Team (GBR)
• Hagens Berman | Supermint Pro Cycling Team (USA)
• Hitec Products (NOR)
• Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa (GBR)
• Rabo-Liv Women Cycling Team (NED)
• Rally Cycling (USA)
• Twenty16 - Ridebiker (USA)
• UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
• USA Cycling (USA)
• Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling (USA)
• Weber Shimano Ladies Power (ARG)
• Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling (GBR)


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