Promoters of the May 4 US Air Force Cycling Classic in Arlington, Virginia have announced a competitive field of 14 teams for the event. 2007 Crystal City Classic winner Kyle Wamsley will return with his Colavita Sutter Home team, as will the 2007 UCI Americas Tour winner Svein Tuft (Symmetrics).
Other professional teams include the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast team, Ride Aid p/b Shebell & Shebell, Team Type I, Time Pro Cycling, Successful Living, Toshiba-Santo p/b Herbalife as well as the DLP Racing team, Team R.A.C.E., Team Inferno, Richmond Pro Cycling.
Local elite amateur squad Battley Harley Davidson and the U.S. Armed Services Cycling Team will round out the field.
The Men's Pro/Am field will depart from the U.S. Air Force Memorial at 11:45am, as they make their way into Crystal City to then begin their 12 laps of racing on the 12.5 mile circuit. The complete roster is located on the website at www.USAirForceCyclingClassic.com.
Cycling enthusiast of all abilities will be able to participate in the Crystal Ride event, held prior to the Men's Pro/Am race. The ride will begin and end at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, and participants will be able to ride on the 12.5-kilometre circuit through Crystal City that will challenge them to complete up to 100km. Following the ride, the three Service Academies will compete in a Team Time Trial format on the same circuit.