Team RadioShack enter new US race

Five pro teams will grace first Quiznos Pro Challenge

Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack is among five cycling teams that have entered the inaugural Quiznos Pro Challenge race taking place next August, organisers announced yesterday.

The seven-time Tour de France champion was a key figure in creating the event, which will feature seven stages through 11 cities, including Denver and the ski resorts of Aspen and Vail.

Italy's Liquigas-Cannondale team and three other US teams – HTC-Highroad, BMC Racing and Slipstream Sports/Team Garmin-Cervelo – will join Armstrong's squad, whose manager is Johan Bruyneel, a nine-time Tour de France winner as a race director.

Armstrong, who will compete next month at the Tour Down Under in Australia in his last professional ride outside US borders, is the subject of a probe by American federal prosecutors. They're investigating allegations by admitted dope cheat Floyd Landis that the Texan used performance-enhancing drugs.

© AFP 2010

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