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Leipheimer, Danielson among Tour of Utah headliners; Horner will skip it

Tour of Utah organizers on Thursday released the preliminary list of riders for the August event. Headlining the roster are defending champion Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), George Hincapie (BMC Racing), Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo), Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and National Racing Calendar leader Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist.com).

Tour of Utah organizers on Thursday released the preliminary list of riders for the August event. Headlining the roster are defending champion Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), George Hincapie (BMC Racing), Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo), Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and National Racing Calendar leader Francisco Mancebo (Realcyclist.com). Sixteen teams will compete for $116,000 over the six-day event that opens August 9 in Park City.

“It is an unbelievable field of international athletes this year, from grand tour veterans to National Racing Calendar stars here in the U.S.,” said race president Steve Miller. “Spectators are going to be treated to incredible competition, the best we have had in six years of competition. The cream of the crop of Pro Continental and Continental teams will be at the Tour of Utah, providing an opportunity for them to go head to head with the ProTeam squads.”

Tour of California winner Chris Horner (RadioShack), who abandoned the Tour de France with ahead injury, told VeloNews that he would not be in Utah. Horner said he planned to be back for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado on August 22.

2011 Tour of Utah preliminary startlist

Team Radioshack
1 Levi Leipheimer
2 George Bennet
3 Philip Deignan
4 Ivan Rovny
5 Ben King
6 Jason McCartney
7 Dale Parker
8 Bjørn Selander

HTC-Highroad
11 Tejay Van Garderen
12 Caleb Fairly
13 Patrick Gretsch
14 Craig Lewis
15 Danny Pate
16 Hayden Roulston
17 Lachlan Norris
18 Peter Velits

BMC Racing
21 Brent Bookwalter
22 Chris Barton
23 George Hincapie
24 Jeff Louder
25 Chris Butler
2 Chad Beyer

Garmin-Cervélo
31 Tom Danielson
32 Ryder Hesjedal
33 Peter Stetina
34 Christian Vande Velde
35 David Zabriskie
36 Danny Summerhill

Liquigas-Cannondale
41 Davide Cimolai
42 Timothy Duggan
43 Edward King
44 Paolo Longo Borghini
45 Juraj Sagan
46 Elia Viviani

Geox-TMC
51 Marcel Wyss
52 David Gutierrez
53 Gianpaolo Cheula
54 Albert Torres
55 Tino Thömel
56 Maurizio Gorato

Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
61 Alexander Efimkin
62 Vladimir Efimkin
63 Rubens Bertogliati
64 Valeriy Kobzarenko
65 Javier Megias Leal
66 Scott Stewart
67 William Dugan
68 Fabio Calabria

Spidertech-C10
71 Lucas Euser
72 Flavio De Lune
73 Jonathan Patrick McCarty
74 Simon Lambert-Lemay
75 Bruno Langlois
76 Francois Parisien
77 Andrew Randell
78 Ryan Roth

UnitedHealthcare
81 Rory Sutherland
82 Davide Frattini
83 Max Jenkins
84 Cristopher Jones
85 Jacobe Keough
86 Robert Förster
87 Bradley White
88 Scott Zwizanksi

Realcyclist.com
91 Franciso Mancebo Perez
92 Thomas Rabout
93 Cesar Augusto Grajales
94 Ian Burnett
95 Joshua Berry
96 Evan Hyde
97 Oscar Clark
98 Tommy Nankervis

Endura Racing
101 Paul Voss
102 Iker Camano Ortuzar
103 Jack Bauer
104 John Anderson
105 Rene Mandri
106 Robert Partridge
107 Scott Thwaites
108 Alexander Wetterhall

Bissell
111 Chris Baldwin
112 Chase Pinkham
113 Jeremy Vennell
114 Jay Robert Thomson
115 Paul Mach
116 Rob Britton
117 Andy Baker
118 Patrick Bevin

Jamis-Sutter Home
121 Tyler Wren
122 Nick Frey
123 Luis Romero Amaran
124 Tom Zirbel
125 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo
126 Jose Fernando Antogna
127 James Driscoll
128 Andy Guptill

Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth
131 Jesse Anthony
132 Andrew Bajadali
133 Dan Bowman
134 Alexander Candelario
135 Marsh Cooper
136 Michael Creed
137 Jason Donald
138 Reid Mumford

PureBlack Racing
141 Glen Alan Chadwick
142 Timothy Gudsell
143 Roman Van Uden
144 Michael James Northey
145 Scott Lyttle
146 Shem Rodger
147 Daniel Barry
148 Marc Langlands

Gobernacion De Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia
151 Oscar Sevilla Ribera
152 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
153 Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle
154 Alejandro Ramirez Calderon
155 Rafael Montiel
156 Carlos Alberto Ospina Hernandes
157 Oscar Alvarez
158 Cristhian Montoya Giraldo