USAC announces UCI-sanctioned teams for 2007

USA Cycling announced yesterday its 21 UCI-sanctioned teams that will compete in domestic and international road events in 2007. Discovery Channel remains the sole US registered ProTour team while Health Net, Navigators Insurance and newcomers Team Slipstream, have been granted Professional Continental status. Three new Continental squads, BMC Racing Team, Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast and Rock Racing bring the total number of Continental registered teams to thirteen.

Last year's only American UCI women's squad, T-Mobile, are now being registered in Germany, but four new teams have been confirmed as internationally-sanctioned squads for 2007; Cheerwine, Colavita/Sutter Home, Team Lipton and Verducci Breakaway Racing.

As reported by Cyclingnews yesterday USA Cycling also plans to pursue the first ever UCI ProTour event on American soil.

The full line up of 2007 UCI-sanctioned American teams is as follows:

UCI ProTour teams

Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team

UCI Professional Continental Teams

Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis
Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle

UCI Continental teams

AEG - Toshiba - JetNetwork Pro Cycling Team
BMC Racing Team
Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light
Jelly Belly Cycling Team
The Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team
Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast
KodakGallery Pro Cycling Team Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Nerac Pro Cycling
Priority Health Cycling Team Presented by Bissell
Rite Aid Pro Cycling
Rock Racing
Successful Living Presented by Parkpre
Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team

UCI women's teams

Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light
TEAm Lipton
Verducci Breakaway Racing

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