Armstrong's Team To Compete In Colo. Bike Race

Inaugural Quiznos Pro Challenge To Take Place In August

Lance Armstrong's team has signed up to race in Colorado's inaugural Quiznos Pro Challenge.

Race organizers announced Wednesday the first five teams to sign up for the event, which will be held in August.

Lance Armstrong's TeamRadio Shack is led by manager Johan Bruyneel, who has nine Tour de France victories as race director.

The other teams who have committed are HTC-Highroad, BMC Racing Team, Slipstream Sports/Team Garmin-Cervelo, all of the United States, and Liquigas-Cannondale of Italy.

Armstrong was instrumental in establishing the new race. It features seven stages through 11 cities, including Vail, Aspen and Denver

In total, the Quiznos Pro Challenge will host as many as 128 professional cyclists from 16 teams for the 2011 competition.