The 17 teams for the 2009 Tour of California

Posted on 22. Jan, 2009 by in race

Today, the final 9 teams have been confirmed for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California by AEG. The 2 Pro Continental teams are BMC and Cervélo TestTeamand the 7 Continental teams are Bissell, Colavita/Sutter Home, Fly V Australia, Jelly Belly, OUCH, Rock Racing and Team Type 1.

These teams will be joining the previously announced 8 ProTour teams – Ag2r-La Mondiale, Astana, Garmin-Chipotle, Liquigas, Rabobank, Saxo Bank and Team Columbia – making it 17 teams in total just like last year.

Only Jelly Belly and Saxo Bank, then known as CSC, have raced in every edition of the race since its start in 2006. If one believes that Columbia is the next step for T-Mobile then it should be added to the ‘founders’ list.

So what took so long for this announcement? One can guess it had to do with the Rock Racing mess with its license.


2009 Tour of California Teams
Ag2r-La Mondiale (FRA)

Astana (KAZ)

Bissell Pro Cycling Team (USA)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Cervélo Test Team (SUI)

Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light (USA)

Team Columbia (USA)

Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living Foundation Team (AUS)

Garmin-Chipotle (USA)

Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)

Liquigas (ITA)

Ouch Presented by Maxxis (USA)

Quick Step (BEL)

Rabobank (NED)

Rock Racing (USA)

Saxo Bank (DEN)

Team Type 1 (USA)


2 Responses to “The 17 teams for the 2009 Tour of California”

  1. 2008 Team

    22. Jan, 2009

    Great List, im rooting for Fly V australia, and Bissell of course. Bummer about Kelly though thats a bit rough.

  2. Sean YD

    23. Jan, 2009

    Thanks for the great visuals, Lyne.