31 January 2011

Teams for 2011 Tour of California announced

Who will we see in California
The Amgen Tour of California will be May 15-22, 2011. The attending teams were announced, but I want to know what happened to Tom Boonen and his Quick-Step team? I'll miss seeing Boonen. To see dates and location of the stages please visit Tour of California Stages.
Teams lineup for 2011 Amgen Tour of California:
UCI ProTeam:
BMC Racing Team (USA),
HTC-Highroad (USA),
Leopard Trek (Lux),
Liquigas-Cannondale (Ita),
Rabobank Cycling Team (Ned),
Saxo Bank Sungard (Den),
Sky Procycling (GBr),
Team Garmin-Cervelo (USA),
Team Radioshack (USA)
UCI Professional Continental: Team NetApp (Ger), Team Spidertech Powered By C10 (Can), Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis (USA), Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling (USA)

UCI Continental: Bissel Cycling (USA), Jamis - Sutter Home (USA), Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health (USA), Kenda Presented By Gear Grinder (USA)

Garmin celebrates their overall team win in 2010 (huge winnings, don't spend that $5,000 all in one place).   Photo by: PedalDancer.com
Amgen Tour of California teams to undergo rigorous testing By: Kirsten Frattini Published:February 3, 2011
The Amgen Tour of California race organizers AEG have tasked the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) with executing its anti-doping protocol, which was announced in a press conference today. The comprehensive program will begin 90-days prior to the event's scheduled start date on May 15.
Teams are now required to submit provisional rosters of 12 riders to the race organization with in the next week so that all riders can then be added to USADA's registered testing pool for 90-days prior to the start of the race. Teams must select their final eight-man rosters from that original 12-man registered list.
During the 90-day period leading up to the race, domestic racers may be tested with no notice. International racers will be subject to no-advance-notice, out-of-competition testing prior to competition in accordance with their international federation and national anti-doping organization testing pools.