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Amgen: "One of the strongest fields" of cyclists in tour history

Italian, Belgian, Australian and Danish teams will fill out the roster of cyclists for May’s Amgen Tour of California.

The 800-mile, eight-stage race kicks off May 16 in Nevada City and also features big names such as Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer.

“These teams, with the riders we expect to compete, represent the one of the strongest fields we have had at the Amgen Tour of California. Our move to May means that we will have Tour de France contenders in prime form racing here in the Golden State,” said Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, presenter of the race.

Teams include:

• Bissell (USA)

• BMC Racing Team (USA)

• Cervelo TestTeam (SUI)

• Fly V Australia (AUS)

• Garmin-Transitions (USA)

• Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda (USA)

• Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)

• Liquigas-Doimo (ITA)

• Quick Step (BEL)

• Rabobank (NED)

• Spidertech Powered by Planet Energy (CAN)

• Team HTC-Columbia (USA)

• Team RadioShack (USA)

• Team Saxo Bank (DEN)

• Team Type 1 (USA)

• UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis (USA)

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