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
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Roster Count: 28 riders

  • 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.


Uhc

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

USA

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

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.


Rally

Rally Cycling

USA

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

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.


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

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 riders are Americans Travis McCabe and Robin Carpenter. McCabe captured two podiums, including a Stage 4 win, at last year’s Tour of Utah. Carpenter 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.


Axeon

Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team

USA

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

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).


Bardiani

Bardiani CSF

ITA

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

Pro Continental team
second appearance at the Tour of Utah (2015)
all-Italian squad features 10 pros and seven neo-pros
At the 2015 Tour of Utah, climber Stefano Pirazzi finished 15th overall on the General Classification.


Nippo

Nippo-Vini Fantini

ITA

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

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


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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

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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