SAN JOSE -- The women's time trial at the Amgen Tour of California will feature a diverse group of cyclists, including Olympians and a top cyclocross racer and triathlete.

The 15-rider field announced Monday is led by Germany's Ina-Yoko Tuentenberg, the reigning world team time trial champion who placed fourth in the women's road race at the London Games.

The 19.6-mile race will be held May 17 just before the men's Stage 6 of the Tour of California on the same course. It is a secondary event to the weeklong men's race that ends in Santa Rosa on May 19.

Other top women entered are two-time U.S. time trial champion Evelyn Stevens, a Wall Street analysts turned Olympic road racer. Another London Olympian is Amber Neben, a former world time trial champion who was fourth in the world road race championship last year. Cyclocross world silver medalist Katie Compton and Olympic triathlete Julie Dibens of Great Britain also are competing.

Contact Elliott Almond at 408-920-5865. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/elliottalmond.



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