Final field set for Tour of California

A final list of professional cycling teams participating in the Amgen Tour of California has been released. With nine more teams added to the eight already announced, a total professional field of 17 teams will participate in the state race that begins Feb. 14 in Sacramento.

The 800-mile Amgen Tour starts with a 2.4-mile prologue in Sacramento. On Feb. 15, Davis will be the start of Stage 1, which is a 108-mile ride ending in Santa Rosa.

Seven more stages will follow before the tour concludes in Escondido.

The 17 professional cycling teams in the race are:

• Ag2r-La Mondiale (FRA)

• Astana (KAZ)

• Bissell Pro Cycling Team (USA)

• BMC Racing Team (USA)

• Cervelo Test Team (SUI)

• Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light (USA)

• Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation Team (AUS)

• Garmin-Chipotle (USA)

• Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)

• Liquigas (ITA)

• Ouch Presented by Maxxis (USA)

• Quick Step (BEL)

• Rabobank (Netherlands)

• Rock Racing (USA)

• Saxo Bank (DEN)

• Team Columbia (USA)

• Team Type 1 (USA)

More information about the teams can be found at