Breaking News: USA Pro Cycling Challenge Roster Revealed

August 8 2012, 9:45 AM

Since the second annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge announced the 16 teams set in Colorado's summer cycling spectacular, any cycling enthusiast has been playing the guessing game as to which riders will show up to climb our Rocky Mountains. Would the 2011 champion Levi Leipheimer return to defend his title? Will our Tour de Colorado be the final ride for 15-time Tour de France rider George Hincapie? Might a Schleck brother show up?

The wait is over. Here's who will race August 20 to 26. Bonus: Check back on Thursday, August 17 for 5280's picks for the best spots to watch along the 683-mile race route. 

Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
Janez Brajkovic (SLO)
Sergey Renev (KAZ)
Tanel Kangert (EST)
Robert Kiserlovski (CRO)
Dimitriy Muravyev (KAZ)
Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (KAZ)
Evgeny Petrov (RUS)
Fabio Aru (ITA)

BMC Racing Team (USA)
Cadel Evans (AUS)
Mathias Frank (SUI)
Ivan Santaromita (ITA)
Michael Schär (SUI)
Johann Tschopp (SUI)
Taylor Phinney (USA)
George Hincapie (USA)
Tejay Van Garderen (USA)

Garmin-Sharp (USA)
Thomas Danielson (USA)
Tyler Farrar (USA)
Nathan Haas (AUS)
Alex Howes (USA)
Peter Stetina (USA)
Christian Vandevelde (USA)
David Zabriskie (USA)
Lachlan David Morton (AUS)

Liquigas-Cannondale (ITA)
Timothy Duggan (USA)
Valerio Agnoli (ITA)
Damiano Caruso (ITA)
Edward King (USA)
Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA)
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Ivan Basso (ITA)
Moreno Moser (ITA)

Omega Pharma-Quick Step (BEL)
Levi Leipheimer (USA)
Martin Velits (SVK)
Peter Velits (SVK)
Matt Brammeier (IRL)
Jeroen Hoorne (BEL)
Francesco Chicchi (ITA)

RadioShack-Nissan (LUX)
Christopher Horner (USA)
Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
Andy Schleck (LUX)
Benjamin King (USA)
Andreas Kloden (GER)
Thomas Rohregger (AUT)
Jens Voigt (GER)
Oliver Zaugg (SUI)

Champion System Pro Cycling Team (CHN)
Craig Lewis (USA)
Chris Butler  (USA)
Matthias Friedmann (GER)
Pengda Jiao (CHN)
Biao Liu (CHN)
Aaron Kemps (AUS)
Cameron Wurf (AUS)
Gang Xu (CHN) 

RusVelo (RUS)
Matvey Zubov (RUS)
Ivan Rovny (RUS)
Dmitry Kozontchuk (RUS)
Artem Ovechkin (RUS)
Sergey Firsanov (RUS)
Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (RUS)
Alexander Mironov (RUS)
Sergey Klimov (RUS) 

Team SpiderTech-C10 (CAN)
David Boily (CAN)
Flavio de Luna (MEX)
Lucas Euser (USA)
Caleb Fairly (USA)
Hugo Houle (CAN)
Ryan Roth (CAN)
Zachary Bell (CAN)
Brian Vandborg (DEN) 

Team Type 1-Sanofi (USA)
Kiel Reijnen (USA)
Alexander Efimkin (RUS)
Julien El Fares (FRA)
Javier Megias Leal (ESP)
Georg Preidler (AUT)
Rubens Bertogliati (SUI)
Alessandro Bazzana (ITA)
Daniele Colli (ITA) 

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Rory Sutherland (AUS)
Karl Menzies (AUS)
Philip Deignan (IRL)
Robert Forster (GER)
Jacobe Keough (USA)
Benjamin Day (AUS)
Christopher Jones (USA)
Jeffry Louder (USA) 

Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)
Christopher Baldwin (USA)
Jeremy Vennell (NZL)
Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
Carter Jones (USA)
Frank Kevin Pipp (USA)
Eric Young (USA)
Julian Kyer (USA)
Joseph Schmalz (USA) 

Bontrager Livestrong Team (USA)
Joshua Atkins (NZL)
Charlie Avis (USA)
Lawson Craddock (USA)
Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA)
Ryan Eastman (USA)
Connor O’Leary (USA)
James Oram (NZL)
Gavin Mannion (USA) 

EPM-UNE (COL)
Rafael Infantino Abreu (COL)
Giovanni Manuel Baez Alvarez (COL)
Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (COL)
Ramiro Rincon Diaz (COL)
Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (COL)
Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (COL)
Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (COL)
Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (COL)

Optum Pro Cycling-Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
Jesse Anthony (USA)
Andrew Bajadali (USA)
Alexander Candelario (USA)
Michael Creed (USA)
Tom Zirbel (USA)
Sebastian Salas (CAN)
Marsh Cooper (CAN)
Michael Friedman (USA) 

Team Exergy (USA)
Kirk Carlsen (USA)
Andres Diaz Corrales (COL)
Mathew Cooke (USA)
Noe Gianetti (SUI)
Morgan Schnitt (USA)
Fred Rodriguez (USA)
Serghei Tvetcov (MOL)
Sam Johnson (USA)

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