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PRESS RELEASE – USA Cycling names ’05 Continental squads

Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 21, 2004)—USA Cycling has submittedregistration materials to the UCI on behalf of 12 potential UCI ContinentalTeams, and one UCI Women’s Team in consideration for the 2005 season.Under the UCI’s road cycling reform plan, teams formerly recognizedas tier III trade teams will now be registered by the international governingbody under the new ‘Continental Teams’ moniker.Paperwork has been sent to the UCI on behalf of the following potentialContinental Teams:Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home Pro Cycling TeamJittery Joe’s/Kalahari Pro Cycling TeamTeam Nerac.comJelly

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Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 21, 2004)—USA Cycling has submittedregistration materials to the UCI on behalf of 12 potential UCI ContinentalTeams, and one UCI Women’s Team in consideration for the 2005 season.Under the UCI’s road cycling reform plan, teams formerly recognizedas tier III trade teams will now be registered by the international governingbody under the new ‘Continental Teams’ moniker.Paperwork has been sent to the UCI on behalf of the following potentialContinental Teams:Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team
Jittery Joe’s/Kalahari Pro Cycling Team
Team Nerac.com
Jelly Belly/Pool Gel
Team Snow Valley presented by Seal-On
Health Net presented by Maxxis
McGuire/Langdale
Team Monex
Team Seasilver
Webcor Builders Cycling Team
Subway Cycling Team
Team TIAA-CREFAdditionally, there are currently two other Continental Teams whoseapplications to USA Cycling are still pending. The UCI allows for a maximumof 15 Continental Teams.New to the professional fray in 2005 are Team Nerac.com, TIAA-CREF andTeam Snow Valley presented by Seal-On.Teams returning under the same title as last season include 2004 USACycling National Racing Calendar champions, Health Net presented by Maxxis,Team Monex, Team Seasilver, Webcor Builders Cycling Team and Subway CyclingTeam.Several other teams are also returning, albeit with a new title, thanksto support from different or additional sponsors. Those include ColavitaOlive Oil/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team, Jittery Joe’s/Kalahari Pro CyclingTeam, Jelly Belly/Pool Gel and McGuire/Langdale.USA Cycling has also submitted paperwork on behalf of the lone Americanwomen’s squad, the T-Mobile Professional Cycling Team.Other American teams set for the 2005 season include the Discovery ChannelPro Cycling Team and the Navigators Insurance Cycling Team.Formerly the U.S. Postal Service squad, the Discovery Channel team willbe captained by six-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong and willrace as a UCI Pro Tour Team, the governing body’s most elite class.The Navigators are registered as a UCI Professional Continental Teamafter being a tier II trade team in 2004.