First five teams announced for Quiznos Pro Challenge.

Garmin's Danielson. Does he want two stages in Colorado?

The Colorado sandwich adds some meat.

As you might expect, the first four teams are American based, with Team RadioShack, HTC-Highroad, BMC Racing Team, and Garmin-Cervelo all set to ride the Quiznos Pro Challenge in August. Italian team Liquigas-Cannondale will also be there because what’s a sandwich without a slice of Italian?

That’s all we know but speculation is rampant and the rumors are flying. Will the Luxembourg Mystery Cycling Project head to the Colorado Rockies? Will sassy watch designer Christina Hembo’s new team with Michael Rasmussen be invited? Food for thought.

The sandwich race covers seven stages including stops in ritzy resorts Vail and Aspen plus the state capital of Denver. They will not be stopping in Golden for a beer tasting at the Coors Brewery or Fort Collins for a pint at the New Belgian Brewing company. However, Lance may be on hand to pour his lifestyle sud of choice, Michelob Ultra.

That’s if he’s not riding the tandem charity event that he and federal investigator Jeff Novitzky are planning to do together. No, wait, we made that up.

Stay tuned. Get your drink and pick out your chips. They’re still working on the rest of the sandwich. For an indepth and insightful guess at the exact route for eash stage, read what our local Colorado native has to say.

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