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Amgen Tour of California 2009 – Team Rosters and Start List

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February 14, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA) – Considered the best collection of talent to compete in a U.S. professional cycling stage race, the world-class roster of teams and cyclists* scheduled to participate in the 2009 Amgen Tour of California has been announced by race presenter AEG. An internationally sanctioned professional cycling road race, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California will host 17 teams and 136 riders from 24 countries for the fourth-annual race from February 14-22. The 2009 Amgen Tour of California roster includes the following 17 professional cycling teams. The eight ProTour teams compete regularly on the UCI’s ProTour race calendar, including the Grand Tours of Europe: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España.

Start List here

Pro Tour Teams

1.) AG2R-La Mondiale (FRA)
Cyril Dessel (FRA)
Hubert Dupont (FRA)
Martin Elmiger (SUI)
John Gadret (FRA)
Stéphane Goubert (FRA)
Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA)
Christophe Riblon (FRA)
Tadej Valjavec (SLO)

2.) Astana (KAZ)
Lance Armstrong (USA)
Janez Brajkovic (SLO)
Christopher Horner (USA)
Levi Leipheimer (USA)
Steve Morabito (SUI)
Yaroslav Popovych (UKR)
Gregory Rast (SUI)
José Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP)

3.) Garmin-Slipstream (USA)
Steven Cozza (USA)
Thomas Danielson (USA)
Tyler Farrar (USA)
Trent Lowe (USA)
Thomas Peterson (USA)
Svein Tuft (CAN)
Christian Vande Velde (USA)
David Zabriskie (USA)

4.) Liquigas (ITA)
Ivan Basso (ITA)
Kjell Carlström (FIN)
Francesco Chicchi (ITA)
Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA)
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Daniel Oss (ITA)
Brian Vandborg (DEN)
Alessandro Vanotti (ITA)

5.) Quick Step (BEL)
Carlos Barredo (ESP)
Tom Boonen (BEL)
Kevin De Weert (BEL)
Addy Engels (NED)
Kevin Hulsmans (BEL)
Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL)
Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL)
Marco Velo (ITA)

6.) Rabobank (NED)
Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (COL)
Stef Clement (NED)
Oscar Freire Gomez (ESP)
Robert Gesink (NED)
Pedro Horrillo Munoz (ESP)
Bauke Mollema (NED)
Grischa Niermann (GER)
Pieter Weening (NED)

7.) Saxo Bank (DEN)
Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
Juan José Haedo (ARG)
Gustav Larsson (SWE)
Jason McCartney (USA)
Stuart O’Grady (AUS)
Andy Schleck (LUX)
Fränk Schleck (LUX)
Jens Voigt (GER)

8.) Team Columbia-Highroad (USA)
Michael Barry (CAN)
Mark Cavendish (GBR)
Adam Hansen (AUS)
George Hincapie (USA)
Kim Kirchen (LUX)
Thomas Lovkvist (SWE)
Mark Renshaw (AUS)
Michael Rogers (AUS)

Pro Continental Teams
9.) BMC Racing Team (USA)
Mathias Frank (SUI)
Thomas Frei (SUI)
Jonathan Garcia (USA)
Jeffry Louder (USA)
Ian McKissick (USA)
Alexandre Moos (SUI)
Scott Nydam (USA)
Markus Zberg (SUI)

10.) Cervélo Test Team (SUI)
Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (ESP)
Thor Hushovd (NOR)
Edward King (USA)
Brett Lancaster (AUS)
Serge Pauwels (BEL)
Dominique Rollin (CAN)
Hayden Roulston (NZL)
Carlos Sastre (ESP)

Continental Teams
11.) Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)
Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA)
Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
Omer Kem (USA)
Peter Latham (USA)
Kirk O’Bee (USA)
Frank Pipp (USA)
Jeremy Vennell (USA)
Tom Zirbel (USA)

12.) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light (USA)
Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (ARG)
Anibal Andres Borrajo (ARG)
Davide Frattini (ITA)
Andy Guptill (USA)
Aaron Olson (USA)
Luis Romero Amaran (CUB)
Lucas Sebastian Haedo (ARG)
Tyler Wren (USA)

13.) Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation Team (AUS)
Jonathan Cantwell (USA)
Scott Davis (AUS)
Ben Day (AUS)
Robert Gunn (AUS)
Michael Grabinger (USA)
David Kemp (AUS)
Bernard Sulzberger (AUS)
Phil Zajicek (USA)

14.) Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)
Charles Bradley Huff (USA)
Jonathan Clarke (AUS)
Matthew Crane (USA)
Phillip Gaimon (USA)
Kiel Reijnen (USA)
Nick Reistad (USA)
Will Routley (CAN)
Bernard Van Ulden (USA)

15.) Ouch Presented by Maxxis (USA)
Cameron Evans (CAN)
Timothy Johnson (USA)
Floyd Landis (USA)
Karl Menzies (AUS)
John Murphy (USA)
Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA)
Rory Sutherland (AUS)
Bradley White (USA)

16.) Rock Racing (USA)
Chris Baldwin (USA)
Glen Chadwick (NZL)
Enrique Gutierrez (ESP)
Tyler Hamilton (USA)
Francisco Mancebo (ESP)
Victor Hugo Pena (COL)
Freddy Rodriguez (USA)
Oscar Sevilla (ESP)

17.) Team Type 1 (USA)
Moises Aldape Chavez (MEX)
Fabio Calabria (AUS)
Christopher Jones (USA)
Valeriy Kobzarenko (UKR)
Darren Lill (RSA)
Ian Macgregor (USA)
Phil Southerland (USA)
Matthew Wilson (AUS)

Stages for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California include:

– Prologue: Saturday, Feb. 14 – Sacramento
– Stage 1: Sunday, Feb. 15 – Davis to Santa Rosa
– Stage 2: Monday, Feb. 16 – Sausalito to Santa Cruz
– Stage 3: Tuesday, Feb. 17 – San Jose to Modesto
– Stage 4: Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Merced to Clovis
– Stage 5: Thursday, Feb. 19 – Visalia to Paso Robles
– Stage 6: Friday, Feb. 20 – Solvang (individual time trial)
– Stage 7: Saturday, Feb. 21 – Santa Clarita to Pasadena
– Stage 8: Sunday, Feb. 22 – Rancho Bernardo to Escondido

For more information about the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, please visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

For satellite feed coordinates and times, please click here.





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