The Countdown is Over-Tour of the Gila is Here

//The Countdown is Over-Tour of the Gila is Here

The Countdown is Over-Tour of the Gila is Here

Final Rosters are in place for the Tour of the Gila 2018 UCI Men’s and Women’s Professional Teams.

Registrations are finalized for the UCI professional cycling teams. There will be 18 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams coming to the 32nd Tour of the Gila, in Silver City, New Mexico.  UCI teams will experience five days of racing this week, from April 18th-22nd. Teams are from four different continents, with teams from as far away as Australia. 

The race has long been an iconic race based on its difficult challenges the courses present from over 10,000 feet of climbing, to 19 percent gradient climbs, to critical descents, and even gusty winds. But whatever the Gila has to offer, teams are sure to be ready for the challenge as many riders are the top of their fields. Olympians, world champions, and Grand Tour winners have all made Tour of the Gila part of their history. Not only do dozens of professional teams answer the call, but numerous amateurs join the race to become “Gila Proven.”

Participating Tour of the Gila Professional Teams

Men’s Pro Continental and Continental Teams

  • 303 Project Cycling Team
  • Aevolo Cycling
  • Cyclus Sports Starlight Factory Team
  • Elevate KHS Pro Cycling
  • H & R Block Pro Cycling
  • Hagens Berman Axeon
  • Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS
  • Rally Cycling
  • Silber Pro Cycling
  • UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

Men’s Domestic Elite Teams-This USA Cycling category includes road teams that are above a club, but not yet a UCI-Registered team. These Domestic Elite Teams offer a stepping stone to the professional level and better solidify the position of teams competing at the Pro Road Tour.

  • Echelon Development Team California
  • Gateway Harley Davidson/Trek Development
  • Pacific Premier Bank
  • Rio Grande Elite Cycling Team
  • Support Clean Sport/SeaSucker/Guttenplan Coaching

Men’s Foreign Teams

  • Canel’s Specialized
  • Costa Rica
  • Mobius Future Racing

Women’s UCI & Domestic Professional Teams

  • ALP Cycles Racing
  • QWC Cycling
  • Hagens Berman Supermint Pro Cycling Team 
  • Rally Cycling  
  • TWENTY20 Sho-Air
  • UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  

Women’s Foreign Teams

  • Colombian National Women’s team
  • Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized
  • Roxsolt Attaquer  
  • SWAPIT AGOLICO  

Legends are born at Tour of the Gila. What riders this year are destined to become legends?  Hope to see you there. Wednesday, Stage 1, is the Mogollon Road Race. Thursday, Stage 2, is the Inner Loop. Friday, Stage 3, is the Individual Time Trial. Saturday, Stage 4, in the Downtown Criterium. Sunday, Stage 5, is the Gila Monster Road Race.   

On Monday and Tuesday there will be more school visits in the Silver Consolidated School District by team members, if school testing schedules permit. Each of the Cobre Schools Consolidated elementary schools were visited last week.  Tour of the Gila thanks all who participated in making these school visits so special.

2018-04-16T17:18:41+00:00 April 16th, 2018|

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