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Team Sky set for Amgen Tour of California invitation

by Daniel Benson

Stiff competition for remaining ProTeam places

Team Sky look set to receive an invitation to the 2011 Amgen Tour of California after race director Andrew Messick told Cyclingnews that, "It's very difficult for us to contemplate a scenario in which Sky aren't part of our race."

The ProTeam recently signed 2010 race winner Michael Rogers from HTC on a two-year contract. Although the British team did not participate in the 2010 edition of the race they could conceivably line up with the likes of Rogers, Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen for next year's event.

"It's hard not to invite the defending champion," Messick told Cyclingnews.

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