Andy Jacques-Maynes pedals up Highway 1 during the early part of the race in front of Canadian Will Routley in 2010. At the time, he was riding for Bissell Pro Cycling. He now rides for Kenda/5 Hour Energy, which will not compete in the TOC for 2012. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)

The Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling stage race, may be coming through Santa Cruz County, but Corralitos resident and UC Santa Cruz alum Andy Jacques-Maynes won’t be coming with it.

The TOC on Tuesday released its list of 16 teams — both domestic and international — that will compete in the event, which is scheduled to run May 13-20. Andy Jacques-Maynes‘ team, Kenda/5 Hour Energy, did not make that list; although, his twin brother, Ben Jacques-Maynes, will ride for Bissell Pro Cycling, which did make the cut.


“So #AToC teams announced today, but no @KendaProCycling … What can we do? Simply continue doing what we’re good at: racing our bikes!”

— Andy Jacques-Maynes (@ajmiac) March 13, 2012


Those that will compete are as follows:

  • BMC Racing Team (USA)
  • Rabobank Cycling Team (NED)
  • Garmin- Barracuda (USA)
  • RadioShack-Nissan-Trek (LUX)
  • Liquigas-Cannondale (ITA)
  • Omega Pharma – QuickStep (BEL)
  • AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
  • GreenEDGE Cycling Team (AUS)
  • Team Spidertech Powered By C10 (CAN)
  • UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
  • Project 1t4i (NED)
  • Colombia-Coldeportes (COL)
  • Team Optum Presented By Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA)
  • Bissell Pro Cycling (USA)
  • Team Exergy (USA)
  • Bontrager Livestrong Team (USA)

For additional details, please visit the Amgen site.



Andy Jacques-Maynes’ tweet prompted an outcry of support via Twitter on Tuesday morning. For a sampling, see the Storify post “Outpouring of support for KendaProCycling on Twitter.”

–Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets