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) TeamResult
 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) TeamResult
 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) TeamResult
 Team Type 1-Sanofi 
 UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team 
UCI Continental teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 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) TeamResult
 Exergy TWENTY 12 
 Team TIBCO/To the Top 


Author: Cycling News

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