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 www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.