BMC, Team-Garmin Sharp Back For USA Pro Challenge

DENVER (AP) — Headlining the lineup for the fourth USA Pro Challenge next month are BMC, Team Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Trek Factory Racing and Tinkoff-Saxo.

Tour officials announced the 16-team lineup Monday. Trek Factory Racing is one of seven teams that will be making its debut appearance in the seven-stage race that covers 550 miles from Aspen to Denver on Aug. 18-24.

Full rosters will be announced closer to the race.

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Along with the UCI pro teams, four UCI Professional Continental teams are signed up: Drapac, Team NetApp-Endura, Team Novo Nordisk and UnitedHealthcare.

UCI Continental Teams participating are Bissell Development Team, Hincapie Sportswear Development Team, Jamis-Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home, Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis, Optum Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies, Rapha Condor JLT and Team SmartStop.

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