18 men's teams have been confirmed take to the start line at this year's CSC Invitational criterium on May 29, 2005. One of a series of races that culminates in the Wachovia USPRO Championships on June 5, the field will host a strong line-up of former podium finishers and current and former USPRO champions, as well as a number of foreign national champions.
Confirmed Pro teams: Team CSC, Jelly Belly /Poolgel, Navigators Insurance, Health Net presented by Maxxis, Jittery Joes/Kalahari, Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home, McGuire/Langdale, TIAA-CREF, Advantage Benefits-Endeavour, Kodak Easyshare Gallery-Sierra Nevada, Subway, Team Snow Valley/Seal-On, Webcor, Aerospace Engineering-VMG, Monex
Amateur teams: Texas Roadhouse, Cobblestone/Natures Path, Louis Garneau
Racing begins at 8am with two amateur men's races, followed by a women's race. The men's pro race will begin at 12 noon and will feature 100 kilometres of racing on a kilometre-long, five-turn course. The CSC Invitational is part of USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar (NRC) and is the second event on the American Criterium Championship Series (ACCS).