The Redlands Bicycle Classic (March 24-26) has released the lists of men's and women's teams for the 22nd edition of the race. Current USPro champion and last year's winner Chris Wherry will be headlining the men's field, along with his Toyota-United Pro Cycling teammates Juan Jose Haedo and Chris Baldwin, the current US Time Trial Champion. Under 23 National Champion Esad Hasanovic, riding for AEG-Toshiba-JetNetwork, will be competing along with six-time Canadian National Champion Mark Walters, from Navigators Insurance.
The full list of men's teams is: Team Health Net presented by Maxxis, Jelly Belly, Colavita/Sutter Home Winery, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Cycling, Team TIAA-CREF, AEG-Toshiba-JetNetwork, Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team, Successful Living presented by PARKPRE, Priority Health Cycling Team, Team Monex, Target Training, VMG Racing, BMC Racing Team, Fiordifruitta, CRCA/Sakonnet Technology U25, Kahala-LaGrange, Broadmark/Hagens-Berman Cycling Team, California Giant/Village Peddler, Sienna Development/Goble Knee Clinic, and Team Spine.
The women's field also has its 2005 champion Christine Thorburn returning to defend her number one. Thorburn is riding for Webcor-Platinum team, and will be up against Team Lipton's Kristin Armstrong, who won a bronze medal last Saturday in the women's individual pursuit final at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Sydney. German top sprinter Ina Teutenberg will again return to Redlands, racing for T-mobile.
The balance of the Women’s teams include Victory Brewing Cycling, Velo Bella – Kona, Ford Cycling, Colavita Cooking Light, Landis/TREK/VW, Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team, Team Cheerwine, Team Biovail, Team Kenda Tire, Bicycle John's and Colorado Premier Training – Colnago.
More information: www.redlandsclassic.com