USA Cycling announce final team list for NRC/NCC

Thirty-four domestic elite teams registered for 2012

Thirty-four men's and women's domestic elite teams will join 16 UCI-registered professional squads already announced, in competition for the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) as well as the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) and vie for the team titles in 2012.

USA Cycling instituted the elite team status in 2011 in order to bring more consistency and fairness to the NRC and NCC team point scoring. Only riders registered with the elite team can score points toward the team standings, guest riders are only counted toward the individual standings. Racers can compete in national calendar events without being part of a registered team, and will be included in the individual standings.

On the men's side the 23 elite amateur teams will join 12 UCI Continental teams and two Pro Continental teams in competition for the men's NRC and NCC team titles. The 11 women's elite teams will take on two UCI women's teams for U.S. bragging rights.

Many of America's top cycling teams, both domestic elite and UCI alike, are set to contest in the 2012 NRC's kick-off event, the Redlands Bicycle Classic in California, March 22-25. The NCC begins the following weekend with the Cigar City Brewing Criterium in Tampa, on March 31.

2012 USA Cycling teams for NCR/NCC

Domestic elite men's teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  160over90 p/b Vie 13  
  Astellas Oncology Cycling Team p/b ABD  
  Athletix Cycling Benefiting Globalbike Elite Cycling Team  
  California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized  
  CashCall Mortgage  
  Champion System p/b Stan's NoTubes/CRCA  
  ELBOWZ Racing  
  Gateway Harley-Davidson  
  Hagens Berman Cycling  
  IS Corp Cycling Team  
  Juwi Solar Elite Cycling Team  
  Kelly Benefit Stratergies/Lateral Stress Velo  
  Marc Pro-Strava  
  Mercy Cycling Team  
  Mt Borah / Minerva Design p/b Basso  
  Spy-Swamis Development Elite Team  
  Stage 17 Racing  
  Stan's NoTubes / AXA Equitable  
  Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team  
  XO Communications p/b Cisco  
Domestic elite women's teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Cynergy Cycles p/b Missing Link Coaching  
  FCS/ Rouse p/b Mr Restore  
  ISCorp Cycling Team  
  Louis Garneau Factory Team p/b FUJI  
  NOW and Novartis for MS  
  Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
  Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech Training p/b ABRC  
  Primal/MapMyRider Women's Racing  
  Team Kenda p/b Gear Grinder  
UCI Professional Continental teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Team Type 1-Sanofi  
  UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team  
UCI Continental teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Bissell Pro Cycling  
  BMC Hincapie Sportswear Development Team  
  Bontrager Livestrong Team  
  Chipotle Development Team  
  Competitive Cyclist Racing Team  
  Jamis/Sutter Home  
  Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
  Kenda/5-Hour Energy Cycling Team  
  Team Exergy  
  Team Mountain Khakis/Smartstop  
  Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
  Wonderful Pistachios Cycling  
UCI Women's teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Exergy TWENTY 12  
  Team TIBCO/To the Top  


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