Total of 29 teams announced for 2012 Tour of the Battenkill
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Total of 29 teams announced for 2012 Tour of the Battenkill

by Shane Stokes at 7:05 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling
Eight foreign teams amongst field in tough 1.2-ranked race

Tour of the BattenkillA total of 29 teams have been confirmed for this year’s Tour of the Battenkill, with two Pro Continental squads and eight overseas teams amongst the long list of those set to take part in the tough 1.2-ranked event.

Team Type 1-Sanofil and United Healthcare Pro Cycling are the top-ranked outfits which will line out on Sunday April 15th. The overseas squads are the British Team IG - Sigma Sport and Team Raleigh-GAC lineups, plus the Canadian Garneau/Quebecor, Jet Fuel, Team Medique p/b Silber Investments, Équipe cycliste EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien, OCTTO presented by Cervélo and Ride with Rendall teams. The strong lineup will be completed by 21 US teams, including many Continental squads.

These entries will each feature between four and six riders. The race will be preceded on Saturday April 14th by a pro/am event which will see up to 3,000 people taking part.

Triple Tour de France winner Greg LeMond will be a guest of honour for that event. He’ll also appear at a book signing for The Jersey Project on April 13th.

The Battenkill weekend will be the first of Anthem Sports’ events in the Stan's Notubes Great American Cycling Series. The others are May’s Tour of the Dragons in Bennington and Manchester, Vermont, August’s Tour of the Catskills in Hunter and Windham, September’s Tour of the Adirondacks (Lake George Region, New York) and Tour of Vail in Colorado, plus October’s BattenFall Classic in Cambridge.

Tour of the Battenkill 2012 (1.2) teams:

Bissel Pro Cycling (USA)
Competitive Cyclist Racing Team (USA)
Équipe cycliste EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien (CAN)
BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Team (USA)
Kenda/5 Hour Energy p/b Geargrinder (USA)
Team Optum Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
Team IG - Sigma Sport (GB)
Team Mountain Khakis - SmartStop (USA)
Team Raleigh-GAC (GB)
Team Type 1 - Sanofil (USA)
United Healthcare Pro Cycling (USA)
Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling (USA) Cycling Team (USA)
Team Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist (USA)
Ride with Rendall Cycling Team (CAN)
Team Medique p/b Silber Investments (CAN)
OCTTO presented by Cervélo (CAN)
Champion System p/b Stan’s NoTubes/CRCA (USA)
Hagens Berman Elite Cycling (USA)
Stans Notubes / AXA Equitable Cycling Team (USA)
Pure Energy Cycling Team (USA)
Mt. Borah Cyling Team (USA)
XO Communications p/b Cisco Systems (USA)
Garneau/Quebecor Cycling Team (CAN)
Jet Fuel Cycling Team (CAN)
Juwi Solar Elite Cycling (USA)
Astellas Cycling (USA)
CashCall Mortgage (USA)
Athletix Cycling Team Benefiting Globalbike (USA)


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