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2016 Amgen Tour of California Men’s Roster

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California (May 15-22) starts tomorrow with 144 riders (18 teams), and the most ever WorldTour teams (10), preparing to face-off over a 782-mile course from Southern to Northern California. For the eleventh annual stage race, this year’s field includes 11 World Champions, five Olympic medalists and Rio Olympic hopefuls.

The Amgen Tour of California is known for epic sprinter shootouts, and the 2016 edition will pit reigning World Champion and UCI’s top-ranked rider Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), also the California defending champion and Sprint record holder, against rivals Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data), who came away with the green jersey last year, John Degenkolb (Team Giant-Alpecin) and Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha).

In addition to Sagan, general classification hopefuls include 2014 race champion Bradley Wiggins, back with his development squad (Team WIGGINS), French sensation Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team), who placed second by seconds last year, Laurens ten Dam (Team Giant-Alpecin), Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team), Andrew Talansky (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team) and Lawson Craddock (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team), two-time Best Young Rider at the Amgen Tour of California.

More details about the 2016 Amgen Tour of California rosters HERE.

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