Pro cycling roster includes Canadian national team

The final roster of teams for the inaugural Tour of Alberta has been solidified.

The final roster of teams for the inaugural Tour of Alberta has been solidified.

Five additional teams have been confirmed, including the Canadian National Team, completing the roster of 15 teams slated to compete in September.

The other four teams are U.S. Pro Continental UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, and U.S. Continental teams Jelly Belly presented by Keenda, Bissell Pro Cycling, and 5-Hour Energy presented by Kenda Racing Team.

Earlier this month, Tour of Alberta organizers confirmed Australia’s Orica-GreenEDGE as the sixth pro team competing.

The full roster is:

Pro teams: Team Argos-Shimano (Netherlands), Belkin Pro Cycling Team (Netherlands), BMC Racing Team (U.S.), Cannondale Pro Cycling (Italy), Team Garmin-Sharp (USA), Orica GreenEDGE (Australia).

Pro continental teams: Champion System Pro Cycling Team (China), UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team (U.S.).

Continental teams: Bissell Pro Cycling (U.S.), Canadian National Team (Canada), 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing Team (U.S.), Equipe Garneau-Quebecor (Canada), Jelly Belly p/b Kenda Racing Team (U.S.), Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies (U.S.), Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis (U.S.).

Eight riders from each team will compete in the Tour of Alberta. The final roster of cyclists for each team will be announced in August.

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