Reigning Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, American star Levi Leipheimer and several of the world's top cyclists have been confirmed for the USA Pro Challenge next month.
The second-year stage race through Colorado announced its lineup of teams on Wednesday, and it includes six UCI ProTour teams — the highest classification of professional cycling teams.
They include American teams Garmin-Sharp and BMC Racing Team, the outfit that is trying to shepherd Evans to his second straight Tour title this month. Others are Leipheimer's Omega Pharma-Quickstep, Liquigas-Cannondale and RadioShack-Nissan-Trek.
The race begins Aug. 20 in Durango, Colo., and covers 683 miles with more than 42,000 feet of vertical climbing. It concludes Aug. 26 with a time trial in Denver.