Showing his fierce side, Vincenzo Nibali needed just two stages to show the Giro peloton he was worthy of winning another pink jersey.
BMC Racing, Cannondale, Trek-Segafredo, and IAM Cycling make up the list of 12 squads that were announced Wednesday.
The Australian has sinusitis and will not compete at the eight-day "Race to the Sun," which starts with a prologue Sunday.
Results from the season-opening race on the cyclocross World Cup, won by Wout Van Aert and Katerina Nash.
Tejay van Garderen hopes to successfully defend his 2013 title with another victory in Colorado
With riders at the front for almost the entire day, Garmin capped stage 19 at the Tour with a victory by Ramunas Navardauskas
The Astana rider increases his overall lead with a strong solo ride up the Hautacam to win his fourth stage of the race
Rafal Majka gave Tinkoff-Saxo its third win of the Tour on Wednesday, taking the honors in the climbing-heavy stage 17
Three months after he was cleared in a doping case, Michael Rogers, 34, wins his first Tour de France stage
Vincenzo Nibali wins his third stage of the Tour de France and strengthens his grasp on the yellow jersey