UnitedHealthcare, Bontrager among final teams for 2013 Tour of Utah

Organizers announce six teams to round out 16-squad roster for the August tour

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UnitedHealthcare, Bontrager, and the Jelly Belly-Kenda squad of U.S. road champion Freddie Rodriguez are among six teams set to fill out the field at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in August, organizers announced on Monday. Joining 10 squads announced earlier this year, American teams 5-hour Energy-Kenda, Hincapie Sportswear Development, and Jamis-Hagens Berman complete the field of 16 for the six-day tour.

“The field for this year’s tour is outstanding, with professional teams coming from across the globe to compete on Utah’s scenic byways,” Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties, said in a press release. “For cycling fans traveling to Utah, the race is a great opportunity to witness the speed, strength and skills of the riders from the best domestic squads, as well as the international teams we typically watch on television.”

The field in Utah will represent seven nations from four continents, including the UCI America Tour-leading Brazilian squad Funvic Brasilinvest-São José dos Campos and China’s first Pro Continental team, Champion System, which is directed by American Ed Beamon.

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah takes place August 6-11, with the overall start in Cedar City, Utah.

Teams for the 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

UCI ProTeams
BMC Racing (USA)
Cannondale (ITA)
Orica-GreenEdge (AUS)
RadioShack-Leopard (LUX)
Garmin-Sharp (USA)

UCI Pro Continental
Champion System (CHN)
MTN-Qhubeka (RSA)
UnitedHealthcare (USA)

UCI Continental
5-hour Energy-Kenda (USA)
Bissell (USA)
Bontrager Cycling Team (USA)
Funvic Brasilinvest-São José dos Campos (BRA)
Hincapie Sportswear Development Team* (USA)
Jamis-Hagens Berman (USA)
Jelly Belly-Kenda (USA)
Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)