The Quiznos Pro Challenge today announced five more teams for the August stage race. Do I want to work hard and write something smart about this news? No! I'm lazy! So, I take you directly to the press release:
The Quiznos Pro Challenge™ today announced five new teams confirmed to compete in the inaugural 2011 competition, including Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Pro Team Leopard Trek (Luxembourg), and UCI Professional Continental teams UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA), Team Type 1-sanofi aventis (USA), Skil-Shimano (Netherlands) and Team Spidertech Powered By C10 (Canada). These teams will join previously announced Team RadioShack (USA), HTC-Highroad (USA), Team Garmin-Cervélo (USA), BMC Racing Team (USA), and Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy) at the starting line in August.
For those keeping score at home, that's ten teams so far for the new Colorado race. The race is expected to include a total of sixteen teams and 118 riders. The Quiznos Pro Challenge also recently announced a television deal with Versus. The network will provide live coverage of the race. And, what's a press release without a bit of hyperbole? Why not a press release at all. Here, my friends, your requisite hyperbole:
The competition, destined to become the most coveted prize in cycling, brings the high speeds, danger and adrenaline of professional cycling to heights more than two miles in elevation, across some of the most picturesque terrain in the world—the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Really, I can't match that one. So I'll stop now.