Organizers named the 16 teams that will compete in the 7th annual Tour of California that rolls out on May 13-20 this year.
Eight teams represent the UCI Pro Teams that compete at the most elite levels. They include RadioShack-Nissan-Trek, home to last year’s winner Chris Horner of Bend, Oregon. The team of 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) also will be on hand.
Four Professional Continental Teams and four Continental Teams also will attend.
It’s important to remember that this is the team announcement; the team squads will be named later.
When executive director Kristin Bachochin says in a press release that the teams “represent the most prestigious field of talent ever to compete in our race,” …