Teams

2017 Teams

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Some of the world’s best international and domestic men’s professional cycling teams have accepted invitations to compete at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, July 31 - August 6, 2017.


Bmc

BMC Racing Team

USA

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Website: http://bmcracingteam.com
Facebook: BMCProTeam
Twitter: BMCProTeam
Roster Count: 28 riders

Bookwalter Brent
Bohli Tom
Dillier Silvan
Elmiger Martin
Frankiny Kilian
Rosskopf Joseph
Senni Manuel
Mueller Patrick

  • UCI WorldTeam
  • Ninth appearance at Tour of Utah
  • 2017 roster features 28 riders representing ten countries.
BMC Racing Team returns to the Tour of Utah for a ninth time. Competing in all the Grand Tours each season, this accomplished team finished the year ranked fourth overall on the UCI WorldTour Team standings. Its 2017 roster features 28 riders representing 10 countries. There are three Americans on the squad, Brent Bookwalter, Tejay van Garderen, and Joey Rosskopf. Bookwalter won the Points classification in 2015, and that same year Rosskopf finished second in the overall Mountain classification. Van Garderen, now 28 years old, won the Stage 3 individual time trial at the 2011 Tour of Utah. In his first year with BMC Racing Team in 2012, van Garderen claimed the Best Young Rider title at the Tour de France. The team also includes 2014 Tour of Utah Stage 2 winner Michael Schär and 2013 Tour of Utah Stage 1 winner Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium), who is a two-time Tour de France stage winner, 2016 Olympic Road Race Champion and winner of Paris-Roubaix in 2017.


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AMORE & VITA - SELLE SMP presented by FONDRIEST

ALB

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Website: http://www.team-amoreevita.com
Facebook: aevprocycling
Twitter: @teamaev
Roster Count: 15 riders

Bernardinetti Marco
Ficara Pierpaolo
Zamparella Marco
Halilaj Redi
Banushi Besmir
Elorza Pagaldai Mikel
Martins Sandoval Uri
Galarreta Ugarte David

UCI Continental team
15 riders, all between the ages of 22 to 29, representing five European countries.
first visit to the Tour of Utah.


Bardiani

Bardiani CSF

ITA

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Website: http://www.bardianicsf.com
Facebook: BardianiCSF.procycling
Twitter: @Bardiani_CSF
Roster Count: 10 riders

Albanese Vincenzo
Andreetta Simone
Ciccone Giulio
Rota Lorenzo
Simion Paolo
Sterbini Simone
Velasco Simone
Wackermann Luca

Pro Continental team
Second appearance at the Tour of Utah (2015)
All-Italian squad features 10 pros and seven neo-pros


Cajarural

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

ESP

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Website: http://www.teamcajarural-segurosrga.com/en/
Facebook: teamcajarural
Twitter: @CajaRural_RGA
Roster Count: 13 riders

Aranburu Deba Alex
Butler Christopher
Molina Canet Antonio
Oien Justin
Rubio Hernandez Diego
Benito Diez Miguel Angel
Serrano Rodriguez Gonzalo
Sola Arjona Manuel

Pro Continental team
First appearance at the Tour of Utah
This year’s squad received a Wild Card entry into the 2017 Vuelta a España.
The roster includes 13 pros and seven neo-pros representing seven countries.
In his eighth year of racing, Chris Butler of South Carolina is one of two Americans on the roster. He finished in the Top 12 of the Tour of Utah twice, in 2013 riding for Champion System and in 2014 riding for Hincapie Sportswear Development Team. One of the youngest neo-pros is 21-year-old Justin Oien of California, who raced last year for Axeon Hagens Berman and finished sixth at U23 Paris-Roubaix.


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Israel Cycling Academy

ISR

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Website: http://www.israelcyclingacademy.com
Facebook: IsraelCyclingAcademy
Twitter: IsraelCyclingAcademy
Roster Count: 16 riders

Boivin Guillaume
Sagiv Guy
Lemus Davila Luis Enrique
Raïm Mihkel
Turek Daniel
Williams Tyler
Van Winden Dennis
Yechzkel Aviv

Pro Continental team (first pro team from Israel)
inaugural appearance at the Tour of Utah.
The team was founded in 2014 by Tour de France multi-stage winner, and now World Champion, Peter Sagan of Slovakia.
16 riders representing 12 countries
Tyler Williams (USA) and Jason Lowndes (Australia) are 22-year-old youngsters to watch. Williams, a Californian who rode last year for Axeon Hagens Berman, had two Top 10s at last year’s Tour of Alberta. Lowndes was sixth overall at the U23 Road World Championships.


Nippo

Nippo-Vini Fantini

ITA

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Website: http://www.nippovinifantini.com
Facebook: TeamFantiniNIPPODeRosa
Twitter: @NIPPO_Fantini
Roster Count: 11 riders

Canola Marco
Santaromita Ivan
Berlato Giacomo
Koishi Yuma
Marangoni Alan
Cima Damiano

Pro Continental team
returns to Utah for a second consecutive year
19 riders from four countries, including 11 riders from Italy.
Team captain Damiano Cunego of Italy is an 11-time veteran of the Giro d’Italia, finished 29th on G.C. at last year’s Tour of Utah


Novo

Team Novo Nordisk

USA

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Website: http://www.teamnovonordisk.com
Facebook: TeamNovoNordisk
Twitter: @TeamNovoNordisk
Roster Count: 13 riders

Clancy Stephen
Cherhal Corentin
Brand Sam
De Keijzer Gerd
Poli Umberto
McClure Reid
Van Ijzendoorn Hendrikus
Calabria Fabio

Pro Continental team
Third appearance at the Tour of Utah.
First professional cycling team to be comprised of all riders living with diabetes.
Roster of 13 pros and 5 neo-pros represents Australia, Canada and six countries from Europe.


Uhc

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

USA

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Website: http://uhcprocycling.com
Facebook: UHCprocycling
Twitter: @uhcprocycling
Roster Count: 16 riders

Acevedo Calle Janier Alexis
Jaramillo Diez Daniel Alexander
Norris Lachlan
Mannion Gavin
McCabe Travis
Clarke Jonathan
Jones Christopher
Haedo Lucas Sebastian

Pro Continental team 11th appearance at the Tour of Utah the “Blue Train” finished first overall on USA Cycling’s Professional Road Tour last year. 16 riders from six countries. One of the team’s featured riders is 27-year-old Travis McCabe. The Arizona native won Stage 4 of the 2016 Tour of Utah and finished third overall in the Points classification for sprinters.


Axeon

Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team

USA

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Website: http://www.axeoncycling.com
Facebook: axeonhb
Twitter: @AxeonHB
Roster Count: 16 riders

Barta William
Brown Jonathan
Lawless Christopher
Navaez Prado Jhonnatan Manuel
Oliveira Rui
Owen Logan
Powless Neilson
Rice Michael

UCI Continental team for riders under the age of 23
16-rider roster represents six countries, and three reigning national champions
raced Tour of Utah eight times
Returning are Americans Adrien Costa and Logan Owen. Costa, a 19-year-old climber from Bend, Ore., finished second overall at last year’s Tour of Utah. He also captured both the Best Young Rider and King of the Mountain designation jerseys. Owen, now 22 years old, won Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour of Utah and in 2016 scored two Top 10s (Stage 1 and 2).


Cylance

Cylance Pro Cycling

USA

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Website: http://cylanceprocycling.com
Facebook: CylanceCycling
Twitter: @CylanceCycling
Roster Count: 10 riders

Marcotte Eric
Menzies Karl
Murphy Kyle
Diaz Corrales Andres Miguel
Garibay Contreras Orlando Trinidad
Law Scott
Snipe Grove Samuel Hunter
Lewis Bryan

UCI Continental team
First year at Tour of Utah
10 riders representing four countries
The team added Eric Marcotte, the 2014 USA Cycling Pro Road national champion and stage winner at the 2016 Tour of the Gila.


Elevatekhs

Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling

USA

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Website: http://elevate-khsprocycling.com
Facebook: elevatekhscycling
Twitter: @ElevateKHSPro

Piccoli James
Frayre Moctezuma Eder
Hoehn Alex
Lockwood Cory
Brown Connor
Rodriguez Victoria Jose Alfredo
Schmalz Joseph
McCulloch Brian

In its second season as a UCI Continental squad, the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team makes its first appearance at the Tour of Utah. Based in Texas, the squad features 10 riders representing Mexico, Russia and the U.S. Through the end of May this season, the team had racked up 22 race wins and 40 podiums. New to the team is Mexican sprinter Alfredo Rodriguez, who won two stages last year at the San Dimas Stage Race and placed third on Stage 4 at Tour of the Gila. American Connor Brown returns to the team, a 21-year-old who won a Division I collegiate road title at Lindenwood College. This year he has won the G.C. at both the Chico Stage Race and San Dimas Stage Race.


Hangr

Hangar 15 Pro Cycling

USA

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Website: http://www.canyonprocycling.com
Facebook: Hangar15ProCycling
Twitter: @hangar15pro

Squire Robert
Beyer Chad
Mancebo Perez Francisco
Marshall Kaler
Fisher Steve
Brown Cortlan
Winn Chris
Slack Erik

This Utah-based team was elevated to UCI Continental status in 2017, and changed its name to Hangar 15 Bicycles. The roster features 11 riders representing Australia, Spain and the U.S. Formed as a U.S domestic program in 1994, the Hangar 15 Bicycles team participated in the early years of the Tour of Utah. This season’s roster includes Spanish climber Francisco Mancebo, who raced the past three years for Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling. Mancebo won the 2009 Tour of Utah and finished second on G.C. in 2010 as a guest rider for Canyon Bicycles. Now 41 years old, Mancebo continues to climb well, finishing fifth on G.C. at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Two new Americans on the squad are veteran all-rounder Chad Beyer and climber Rob Squire. In his ninth pro season, Beyer has five podium finishes in early 2017. Squire, who is a Utah native, has finished ninth overall at the Tour of Utah twice, in 2015 and 2016.


Holo

Holowesko Citadel Racing Team presented by Hincapie Sportswear

USA

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Website: http://www.hincapieracing.com
Facebook: HincapieRacing
Twitter: @TeamHincapie
Roster Count: 12 riders

Eisenhart Taylor
Carpenter Robin
Companioni Ruben
Krasilnikau Andrei
Flaksis Andzs
Magner Tyler
Murphy John
Clark Oscar

UCI Continental team fifth year at the Tour of Utah 12 riders representing four countries. New to the team this year is 22-year-old T.J. Eisenhart, from Lehi, Utah, who was 7th overall and second in the Best Young Rider classification at the 2016 Tour of Utah racing for BMC Racing Team. Returning is American Robin Carpenter, who won Stage 2 at the 2016 Tour of Utah and the overall General Classification at the 2016 Tour of Alberta. He opened the 2017 campaign of the Pro Road Tour with a G.C. win at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas.


Jelly

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis

USA

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Website: http://www.jellybellycycling.com
Facebook: jellybellycycling
Twitter: @jellybellyteam
Roster Count: 11 riders

Tvetcov Serghei
Berry Joshua
Rathe Jacob
Swirbul Keegan
Cheyne Jordan
Shelden Taylor
Morton Angus
Castillo Soto Ulisis Alfredo

UCI Continental team
Returns to the Tour of Utah for a fifth consecutive year.
11-rider roster representing five countries.
Returning to the team is Angus Morton (Australia) who will ride this year without the support of his younger brother Lachlan, last year’s Tour of Utah champion. Angus had Top 10 finishes at both the 2016 Tour de Beauce and Tour of Alberta.


Rally

Rally Cycling

USA

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Website: http://www.rallycycling.com
Facebook: RallyCycling
Twitter: @rally_cycling
Roster Count: 15 riders

Britton Robert
Huffman Evan
De Vos Adam
Joyce Colin
Kuss Sepp
Oronte Emerson
Pate Danny
Young Eric

UCI Continental team Rally Cycling returns to the Tour of Utah for a ninth year (raced in the early years as Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies). 15 riders representing Canada and the United States. Returning to the team for an eighth season is American Jesse Anthony, who won a stage at the 2011 Tour of Utah. Sprinter Eric Young (USA), who returns for a fifith season, is a two-time Tour of Utah stage winner (2014 and 2015). Canadian Rob Britton returns and looks to improve on his fifth place overall finish at last year’s Tour of Utah. The team added American Colin Joyce, who had three Top 10s during the 2016 Tour of Utah riding for Axeon Hagens Berman.


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Silber Pro Cycling

CAN

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Website: http://www.silberprocycling.com
Facebook: silberprocyclingteam
Twitter: @SilberProTeam
Roster Count: 13 riders

Bassett Stephen
Côté Pier-André
Ellsay Nigel
Gagne Julien
Jean Emile
Roberge Adam
Zukowsky Nickolas
Soucy Marc-Antoine

UCI Continental team
Second consecutive visit to the Tour of Utah.
13 riders on the team - 12 represent Canada and 1 from U.S.
Stephen Bassett is a 22-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn. and was fifth overall at the 2015 Joe Martin Stage Race. Sprinter Kris Dahl was the Stage 1 winner at the Tour of Utah.


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