18 ProTeams Include Garmin-Cervélo, RadioShack, HTC & BMC

The UCI finally announced the list of teams registered in the first division, known as ProTeams, for 2011. The USA will have 4 teams at the highest level, Garmin-Cervélo, RadioShack, HTC & BMC and both Geox-TMC (Spain) and Cofidis Le Crédit en ligne (France) were denied ProTeams status and relegated to ProContinental. That means that…

Radios banned for NRC races

Earlier today, USA Cycling sent out a release that clearly stated that radios will now be banned in all USA Cycling road and track races which means all NRC races and most of the UCI races. Only 5 road races in North America will not be impacted by the ban: Amgen Tour of California, Philadelphia International Championships, Tour of Missouri, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

Hump Day News

A quickie news hit for Wednesday: Rock Racing denied UCI Pro Continental Status. Keir Plaice joining Dutch team. MAC finale Capital Cross Classic providing equal payous for Elite Women. And some silliness with JibJab