23 women's teams for Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling

The USA's Pro Cycling Tour has announced the final selection of elite women's teams scheduled to compete in the three race Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling. 23 teams from around the world will take part in the first ever all-Pennsylvania series, scheduled June 4-11.

This field includes teams from New Zealand, Canada, Germany and the U.S. European strength will be on display once again with German Ina Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile) returning to defend her title in the Liberty Classic as well as World Champion Regina Schleicher (Equipe Nürnberger), who placed a close second to Teutenberg last year. Looking to end a long drought by North American riders will be local favourite Laura Van Gilder (Team Lipton) who hails from nearby Cresco, PA. Also look for Van Gilder's teammate Kristin Armstrong, who is coming off an impressive victory at the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico.

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