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Strong field expected for NRC opener at Redlands

The Redlands Bicycle Classic launches the 2010 National Racing Calendar March 25-28. Race promoters have released the preliminary start lists for men and women.

The Redlands Bicycle Classic launches the 2010 National Racing Calendar March 25-28. Race promoters have released the preliminary start lists for men and women.

The men’s lineup includes Andrew Bajadali (Kelly Benefit Strategies), the last overall winner (2007) present in 2010; 2009 U.S. u23 national road and criterium champion Alex Howes (Holowesko Partners); multiple-time runner-up Chris Baldwin (UnitedHealthcare); and 2006 overall winner Nathan O’Neill (Bahati Foundation).

2008 and 2009 women’s overall winners Alex Wrubleski (Webcor) and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg will be in Redlands. 2009 NRC overall champion Alison Powers (Vera Bradley Foundation) will launch her defense; 2009 U.S. road champion Meredith Miller (Tibco) and Canadian road champion Alison Testroete (Vera Bradley Foundation) will also take the start.

VeloNews will be on the ground with coverage from start-to-finish at Redlands. Stay tuned to VeloNews.com for race reports, photo galleries, results and video.

Preliminary start lists