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Redlands Bicycle Classic officials announce selected teams
By Imelda March
Date: 3/29/2013
Redlands Bicycle Classic officials announce selected teams
Today we are proud to announce the teams competing in this year’s 29th Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The Redlands Bicycle Classic serves as the first race of the 2013 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.

As the first race of the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, teams and riders alike will be looking to build upon last season’s success while measuring there early season form. Redlands with its four days of stage racing is an early season test that everyone looks forward to each year.

This year the classic will include seven UCI continental race teams. Five of these teams have been selected to compete in the upcoming Amgen Tour of California. The remainder of the men's peloton will be made up of 15 domestic elite teams. The Men's field has featured many big names such as Chris Horner, Davis Phinney and Cadel Evans.

The Big Bear time trial will present an opportunity for many riders like NOW and Novartis for MS Alison Powers who reside at 8,000 feet. Mara Abbott coming off a win at San Dimas will be in the field. Amber Neben will be riding for The Dare to be project and an always talented Specialized LULULEMON squad looks to be in the mix.

This year Bissell Pro Cycling team will send Patrick Bevin and Jason McCartney. Patrick won 3 stages of last year’s Classic. The 5 hour Energy squad features Francisco Mancebo always a general classification contender. With the absence of Phil Gaimon the Big Bear Time Trial is wide open. With a TT of 7.8 miles it’s important for all GC contenders to put in a good time and keep the time gaps to a minimum.

The women's field each year at the Redlands Classic reads like the who's who in women's cycling. This year looks to be no different with power house lineup that includes Specialized-Lululemon, Optum p/bKelly Benefit Strategies, Team TIBCO/to the top and Team EXERGY 2016.

With four exciting days of racing and two strong fields of riders the 2013 Redlands Bicycle Classic is looking to provide its usual brand of excitement. We hope you can join us in Big Bear, Beaumont and of course Redlands to watch this world class cycling event. Racing begins April 4 through the 7.

Complete List of Teams Competing:

Colavita Fine Cooking
Exergy Twenty 16
FCS /Zngine powered by Mr. Restore
NOW and Novartis for MS
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Stratagies
Primal Pro Women p/b BH
SC Velo - Incycle
Specialized LULULEMON
Team Kenda p/b RACC
Team Tibco
The Dare to Be Project

5hr Energy p/b Kenda
Astellas Oncology
Bissell Pro Cycling
California Giant/Specialized
Calimax p/b Pista Palace
Cash Call Mortgage
Champion Systems p/b Stan's No Tubes
Elbowz Racing Elite Cycling Team p/b Boneshaker Proj
Get Crackin
Hagens Berman Cycling
Hincapie Sportswear Development Team
Horizon Organic / Penache Elite Cycling
Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
Jelly Belly p/b Kenda
Marc Pro - Strava
MRI Endurance p/b Monster Media Racing
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Stratagies
Predator Cycling Carbon Repair
Stage 17-Cyclance
Team Bike Religion-ShoAir
Team Clif Bar
Team Mike's Bikes p/b Incase
Team Rio Grande
Team Smartstop p/b Mountain Kahakis

About the Redlands Bicycle Classic The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an all-volunteer organization, managed by the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee, comprised of active community members that seek to see the promotion of cycling and its benefits in Redlands and its surrounding communities. The 29th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is scheduled for April4th – 7th. The event was founded in 1985 by a community group, chaired by then-Mayor Carole Beswick, to promote awareness of Downtown Redlands. Since that time, professional cyclists from around the world have been racing the event, which is centered in the city of Redlands, California. The event continues today invigorated by the RBC Organizing Committee’s adoption of, and commitment to, the events’ core virtues of Health, Diversity, and the Environment. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is on the USA Cycling (USAC) National Racing Calendar (NRC) of events and is the opening round of the ten race series.

About San Manuel Band of Mission Indians: About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment. Visit San Samuel for more information.


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