Posted by Editoress on 03/15/11
The Quiznos Pro Challenge today announced five new teams confirmed to compete in the inaugural 2011 competition, including Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) ProTeam Leopard Trek (Luxembourg), and UCI Professional Continental teams UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA), Team Type 1-sanofi aventis (USA), Skil-Shimano (Netherlands) and Team Spidertech Powered By C10 (Canada). These teams will join previously announced Team RadioShack (USA), HTC-Highroad (USA), Team Garmin-Cervélo (USA), BMC Racing Team (USA), and Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy) at the starting line in August.
"We are excited to have secured commitments from such world-class teams in the competition's first year," said Shawn Hunter, co-chairman of the Quiznos Pro Challenge. "We've set high goals for this race and the addition of these teams shows great promise for our future and cycling in the United States."
The newly announced teams include some of the most exciting riders in the world, including Olympic gold medalist Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland), seasoned veteran Stuart O'Grady (Australia), and 2008 World Cycling Championships silver medalist Svein Tuft (Canada). In total, the Quiznos Pro Challenge will host as many as 128 professional cyclists from 16 teams for the 2011 competition. The specific riders who will participate in the Quiznos Pro Challenge will be named in the coming months.
The inaugural 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge will take place August 22-28, and it is expected to be the largest spectator event ever held in Colorado. The race travels through some of the world’s most famous and beautiful destinations, including Aspen, Vail, Avon, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge. Visit www.quiznosprochallenge.com .
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