The Rock Racing team, under the direction of Rudy Pevenage, announced its team for the Tour of California during the team's training camp in California. Current US champion Tyler Hamilton will be flying the stars and stripes jersey while riders like Victor Hugo Peña and Oscar Sevilla are also expected to be challengers for the overall.
For both Sevilla and Hamilton, this will be a redemption of sorts as the two were part of a trio of riders not allowed to start the race in 2007, due to their alleged involvement with Operación Puerto. As such, only Freddy Rodriguez, Chris Baldwin and Glen Chadwick have raced this race before.
Rock Racing's Tour of California roster: Oscar Sevilla, Tyler Hamilton, Francisco Mancebo, Enrique Gutierrez, Victor Hugo Peña, Freddy Rodriguez, Chris Baldwin and Glen Chadwick