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    Caja Rural

    Caja Rural

    Caja Rural (UCI Team Code: CJR) is a professional continental cycling team based in Spain, and sponsored by Grupo Caja Rural, a Spanish banking group. It participates in UCI Europe Tour races and UCI World Tour events when given a wildcard invitation. The team was founded in 2010. As of 9 January 2012.
    8.00
    6 votes
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    Team Astana

    Team Astana

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Astana group
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Astana (UCI team code: AST) is a professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by the Astana group, a coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city Astana. Astana attained UCI ProTeam status in its inaugural year, 2007. Following a major doping scandal involving Kazakhstani rider Alexander Vinokourov, team management was terminated and new management brought in for the 2008 season. The team was then managed by Johan Bruyneel, former team manager of U.S. Postal/Discovery Channel team. Although Astana under Bruyneel was very successful, with a lineup including Grand Tour winners Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong, as well as runners-up Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Klöden, the team was on the verge of financial collapse in May 2009. A battle for control of the team related to the return of Vinokourov for the 2009 Vuelta a España caused Bruyneel and at least fourteen of its riders to leave at the end of the 2009 season, most for Team RadioShack. Only four Spanish riders, including Contador, and most of the Kazakhs remained with the rebuilt team for 2010. Those four Spaniards all left the team for Saxo Bank-SunGard in 2011. Astana first became
    7.00
    6 votes
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    ISD Continental Team

    The ISD Continental Team (UCI Team Code: ISD) are a Ukrainian UCI Continental cycling team. The team rides senior professional events in Europe, other than the Grand Tours and UCI ProTour races. As of 5 February 2012. Official website
    5.86
    7 votes
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    Team Gerolsteiner

    Team Gerolsteiner

    Gerolsteiner (UCI Team Code: GST) was a German road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. It was sponsored by the mineral water company Gerolsteiner Brunnen and Specialized. The team was founded in 1998 with manager Hans-Michael Holczer and sports directors Rolf Gölz and Christian Henn. The contract with Georg Totschnig in 2001 helped make the team enter Division I. In 2003 the team participated in the Tour de France for the first time. The leader for several seasons was Georg Totschnig, who recorded top 10 finishes in the Tour de France and was an excellent climber. In 2005, Totschnig won stage 14 of the Tour, showing his skill on the 15 km long climb up the Port de Pailhères (2000m at 8.2%). He was overfilled with emotion, after becoming the first Austrian to win a tour stage since Max Bulla in 1931, who won 3 stages. In 2007, with former riders Georg Totschnig (retired) and Levi Leipheimer (left for Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) gone, the team turned to youngsters Markus Fothen and Stefan Schumacher to captain the team in the 2007 Tour de France. The team announced in September 2007 that Gerolsteiner will not be renewing its sponsorship agreement at the end of the 2008
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Terengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team

    Terengganu Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: TSG) is a Malaysian UCI Continental cycling team managed by Dato' Ahmad Sidi Ismail and sponsored by PanGlobal Insurance, PowerBar, Merpati, Castrol and Amerstrand Engineering. As of 31 January 2012.
    9.25
    4 votes
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    Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team

    Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team (Persian:تیم دوچرخه‌سواری پتروشیمی تبریز) UCI team code: TPT is an Iranian UCI Continental cycling team managed by Ramin Dadgar and Azeem Abdolnaghad and main sponsored by Tabriz Petrochemical Company. Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team has achieved first place in both the riders' and teams' overall classifications in the UCI Asia Tour in 2007–2008, 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team was established in 2002 as a club team in Tabriz, Iran. The team started with participation in domestic tours and national leagues and some smaller international tours, including the Presidential Tour of Turkey and in Malaysia the Tour of Perlis, Jelajah Malaysia and Tour de Langkawi. After four years the team registered as a UCI Continental team team for season 2007–2008. Team started season 2007–2008 with fully domestic riders and whereas the season was the team first time registration as a UCI Continental team, the team amassed 909.64 points with participation in 5 foreign and 2 domestic international tours and won the 2007–2008 UCI Asia Tour. At that season in individual ranking the first 3 points have been possessed by 3 of Tabriz
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Cervélo TestTeam

    Cervélo TestTeam

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI Professional Continental Tour
    • Name Sponsor: Cervélo
    Cervélo TestTeam (UCI team code: CTT) is a former professional cycling team, whose license was held in Switzerland by the cycling management company Cycling United Racing. The team's title sponsor was Cervélo, a Canadian manufacturer of bicycle frames that previously exclusively supplied Team CSC Saxo Bank. They competed in 2010 as a UCI Professional Continental team, but folded after the season. The team formed in 2008 after Team CSC switched frames effective at the end of that season, to Specialized, after years of success with Cervélo. Their registration as a UCI Professional Continental Team was confirmed on December 2. Earlier that year, Carlos Sastre, then a member of Team CSC Saxo Bank, rode a Cervélo bicycle to victory in the Tour de France. Probably the team's most notable cyclist, Sastre said that being able to continually work with Cervélo to develop bicycle technology played a part in his decision to join the new team. The team's first season was marked by success in one-day races, with several victories and podium finishes, and a rider in the top ten in nearly every race they entered. The team was prolific in winning individual stages in stage races, including in all
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Festina cycling team

    Festina cycling team

    Festina is a former professional cycling team that was active in the professional peloton from 1989 to 2001. The team was sponsored by the watch manufacturers Festina Lotus AV. The team first appeared as Lotus-Zahor but the following year, 1990, the team became Lotus-Festina. In 1993 the team became Festina-Lotus which it was known by until 2000. The team was a Spanish team from 1989 to 1992. Then the team was based in Andorra in 1993 and 1994. In 1995 the team became French from which it would stay until the team retired from the peloton, with the sole exception of 1996. In 1991 the team signed the Portuguese cyclist Acacio Da Silva who would win the sprints classification in that year’s Vuelta a España. The team signed Sean Kelly in 1992 who won Milan – San Remo, the first Classic victory for the team. The team entered its first Tour de France in 1992. The team manager and directeur sportifs at this time included Miguel Moreno Cachinero and Carlos Machin Rodriguez but Bruno Roussel joined the team in 1993 and would lead the team during its most successful years. Richard Virenque joined the team in 1993. The following year the team challenged Miguel Indurain in the 1994 Tour de
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Burgos 2016-Castilla y León

    Burgos BH-Castilla y León (UCI Team Code: BUR) is a continental cycling team based in Spain that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team was founded in 2006 under the name of "Viña Magna-Cropu". As of 26 January 2012.
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Alcyon

    Alcyon is a former French professional cycling team that was active from 1906 to 1955. It was owned by Alcyon, a French bicycle, automobile and motorcycle manufacturer. The team won the Tour de France four times before World War I with François Faber in 1909, Octave Lapize in 1910, Gustave Garrigou in 1911 and Odile Defraye in 1912. Alcyon won the team prize at the Tour de France from 1909 to 1912 and then from 1927 to 1929. Immediately after the First World War, Alcyon like many other bicycle companies joined a Consortium that employed many riders under the La Sportive name. This consortium would win the Tour de France from 1919 to 1921. The Consortium stopped in 1922 and the member companies which included Automoto, Peugeot and Alcyon re-started up their separate cycling teams. Alcyon grew into a very strong team that dominated the Tour de France with three wins in with Nicolas Frantz in 1927 and in 1928 and Maurice De Waele in 1929. Alcyon dominated the Tour de France during the 1920s. In the 1929 edition, Maurice Dewaele won the race despite the fact that he was sick when the race went through the Alps. This was because no one attacked the Alcyon rider there. The organisers of
    9.67
    3 votes
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    GreenEDGE Cycling

    Orica-GreenEDGE is an Australian professional road race cycling team. Launched in January 2011, it competes on the UCI World Tour. The team is under the management of Andrew Ryan and Shayne Bannan with Neil Stephens (and until recently Matt White who stood down after admitting to doping violations with US postal service cycling team) as Sporting Directors. The team ride Scott bikes and wear Santini clothing. The team has financial backing from Australian businessman Gerry Ryan who owns Jayco Australia. Seventeen of GreenEDGE's 30 riders are Australian, and the team has an arrangement with the Team Jayco-AIS to act as its non-exclusive feeder team. The team also has teams in women's cycling and supports its riders performing track cycling. The team was launched on 17 January 2011 in Adelaide. It has signed a full complement of 30 riders. On 6 December 2011, the team was admitted by the UCI to the 2012 and 2013 World Tour seasons. Orica, a multinational company which provides chemicals and explosives for the mining industry, is GreenEDGE's title sponsor. The team has attracted SCOTT Sports as a bicycle supplier and Santini Maglificio Sportivo as suppliers of apparel. In January 2012,
    7.75
    4 votes
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    Team Cofidis

    Team Cofidis

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Cofidis, Le Crédit en Ligne (UCI team code: COF) is a French professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by a money-lending company, Cofidis. It was started in 1996 by Cyrille Guimard the former manager of Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon of the Renault-Elf team of the 1980s. The team's sponsor has supported the team despite repeated problems such as doping scandals. After it was part of the UCI ProTour for the ProTour's first five seasons, from 2010 on the team competes as a UCI Professional Continental team. Cyrille Guimard started the team in 1996 with backing from Migraine. An acquisition was Lance Armstrong, formerly of Motorola. Armstrong was dropped because of his cancer and another American, Bobby Julich, became leader for stage races. Julich's place in the first three of the 1998 Tour de France brought the team to the spotlight, and Frank Vandenbroucke brought further results in classics. That year, Cofidis finished as the Top Team in the Tour. Years of drought followed as Julich and Vandenbroucke switched teams. Vandenbroucke's Belgian compatriots, Nico Mattan, Chris Peers, Peter Farazijn, and Jo Planckaert, stayed on but were criticised for
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Team HTC-Columbia

    Team HTC-Columbia

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Columbia Sportswear
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    HTC-Highroad (UCI team code:THR) is a former professional cycling team competing in international road bicycle races. Their last title sponsor was HTC Corporation, a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones but dissolved at the end of the 2011 season from a failure to find a new sponsor. High Road Sports was the management company of team manager Bob Stapleton. Past title sponsors include Columbia Sportswear and Deutsche Telekom. The team was founded in 1991 as Team Telekom, sponsored by Deutsche Telekom. In 2004 their name changed to the T-Mobile-Team. It contains a total of 29 riders, 9 physiotherapists or nurses, 9 mechanics and service persons, and has 22 partners. The team is under the management of Bob Stapleton and Rolf Aldag. Former leaders include Olaf Ludwig, Walter Godefroot and Eddy Vandenhecke (managers), Luuc Eisenga (spokesperson) and Brian Holm, Valerio Piva (sports directors). At the end of 1988, former World Champion Hennie Kuiper set up a German cycling team that was sponsored by the city of Stuttgart and rode on Eddy Merckx cycles. The team was called Stuttgart-Merckx-Gonsor for the 1989 season and had nine riders (which included Udo Bölts). At that time when there
    7.25
    4 votes
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    BMC Racing Team

    BMC Racing Team

    BMC Racing Team (UCI Team Code: BMC) is a UCI ProTeam title sponsored by BMC (Bicycle Manufacturing Company), a Swiss-based bicycle frame manufacturer. The team is co-owned by American cyclist Jim Ochowicz, who founded the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, and is managed by Gavin Chilcott with assistance from directeur sportif John Lelangue. The team signed a number of major international riders for the 2010 season, including 2009 World Champion, two-time Tour de France runner-up and 2011 winner Cadel Evans, 2009 U.S. Road Race Champion George Hincapie, 2008 World Champion Alessandro Ballan and Spring Classics specialists Karsten Kroon and Marcus Burghardt. In 2010 the team participated in their first Grand Tours, having been invited to compete in the 2010 Tour de France and the 2010 Giro d'Italia. In 2011, the team attained UCI ProTeam status, the most prestigious classification available. BMC rider Cadel Evans won the 2011 Tour de France, and newly-signed 2012 riders Thor Hushovd and Philippe Gilbert, are the 2010 world-champion and the 2011 same-season-winner of all three Ardennes classics, respectively. As of January 1, 2012.
    7.00
    4 votes
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    LA Pecol

    La Pecol was a cycling teams in Portugal. Portuguese cyclist Nuno Ribeiro won the 2003 Volta a Portugal for the team. The team disappeared in 2004.
    7.00
    4 votes
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    Jartazi cycling team

    Jartazi was a professional cycling team based in Belgium from 2004 until 2007 and Estonia in 2008. It started as a Division III team in 2004, made the transition to UCI Continental in 2005 and became UCI Professional Continental in 2008. The team was managed by Patrick Stallaert. The sponsor, Jartazi, went on to sponsor Revor-Jartazi Cyclingteam in 2009.
    8.33
    3 votes
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    Sportivo Huracán

    Sportivo Huracán is a Peruvian football club, playing in the city of Arequipa, Peru. The club were founded 12 January 1927 and play in the Copa Perú which is the third division of the Peruvian league. The club was 1973 Copa Perú champion, when defeated Cienciano, Colegio Nacional Iquitos, and Octavio Espinoza de Ica. The club have played at the highest level of Peruvian football on one occasion, in the 1973 Torneo Descentralizado when was relegated. In the 2010 Copa Perú, the club classified to the National Stage, but was eliminated by Alianza Unicachi of Puno in the quarterfinals. In the 2011 Torneo Intermedio, the club was eliminated by Sport Áncash in the Round of 16. In the 2011 Copa Perú, the club classified to the National Stage, but was eliminated by Real Garcilaso of Cuzco in the quarterfinals. Sportivo Huracán has had a long standing rivalry with FBC Melgar, FBC Aurora, FBC Piérola, and FBC White Star.
    6.75
    4 votes
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    6.75
    4 votes
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    L.P.R. Brakes-Farnese Vini

    LPR Brakes (UCI team code: LPR) was a UCI Professional Continental cycling team, registered in Ireland. The team participated in UCI Continental Circuits races and, when selected as a wildcard, UCI ProTour events. The 2007 squad merged with Team 3C Casalinghi Jet Androni Giocattoli. The team was managed by Davide Boifava in the 2007 season but Fabio Bordonali acquired the management in late 2007. Giovanni Fidanza, Mario Manzoni, and Marco Giuseppe Tabai were directeur sportifs. The team folded after the 2009 season. As of July 5, 2009.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team

    Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI Continental Tour
    Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team is a Dutch professional road race cycling team. They are a UCI ProTeam and compete in the UCI World Tour. The team was established in 2008, as the successor of P3 Transfer-Batavus, while also taking over many of the riders and staff of Cycle Collstrop, the former team of manager Van der Schueren. They made their debut on the road in 2009. The team's title sponsor Vacansoleil is a European company which organizes luxury camping holidays. DCM is a Belgian farm supply company. As of 16 July 2012.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    Team Ag2r-La Mondiale

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Ag2r Group
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Ag2r-La Mondiale (UCI team code: ALM, formerly AG2R Prévoyance) is a French cycling team with UCI ProTour team status. Its title sponsors are the Ag2r Group, which is a French-based interprofessional insurance and supplementary retirement fund group, and the La Mondiale Group, which is a French-based international group for supplementary pension and estate planning insurance. In 1992 Vincent Lavenu, who had just retired from professional cycling, started a professional cycling team with Chazal as the main sponsor. Lavenu had previously organised sponsorship from Chazal of his last professional team. This sponsor stayed from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 Petit Casino, a chain of coffee shops in supermarkets took over the sponsorship of the team. At this time the team was a second division team that relied on the public to sponsor the team. The team had the saying "Petit Casino- c’est votre equipe" – it’s your team which signified this involvement of the public. In 1997 Casino, the supermarket chain that contained the coffee shops called Petit Casino, took over the sponsorship of the team and the budget increased substantially. Lavenu’s team could compete in the big races such as the
    6.25
    4 votes
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    Liberty Seguros-Würth team

    Liberty Seguros-Würth team

    ONCE cycling team, also known as Liberty Seguros, Liberty Seguros-Würth and in succession in its final year, Astana-Würth and Astana was a Spanish cycling team. It competed in the UCI ProTour circuit. On 25 May 2006, Liberty Mutual ("seguros" means "insurance" in Spanish) pulled out of primary sponsorship due to a doping scandal involving the directeur sportif, Manolo Saiz. On 2 June 2006, the team acquired a primary sponsor named Astana, after the capital of Kazakhstan. Würth was co-sponsor until 3 July 2006, withdrawing at the end of the 2006 Tour de France, in which Astana-Würth didn't compete . At the end of the season, Astana also withdrew due to the non-participation in the Tour. On 16 December 2006, the UCI withdrew the ProTour licence of Saiz's company, Active Bay . Some riders and staff formed the Kazakhstan-based Astana Team. The team traces its lineage to the Spanish team, ONCE, sponsored by a lottery for the blind. Manolo Saiz, one of few managers who was not a former rider, introduced more professional management, closer supervision in coaching, equipment and training. In the 2003 Vuelta he was banned from the race after insulting a motorcycle-mounted TV cameraman,
    7.67
    3 votes
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    Team Omega Pharma-Lotto

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Belgian Lottery
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Lotto-Belisol (UCI team code: LTB) is a Belgian professional cycling team sponsored by the Belgian lottery and Belisol, a Belgian window and door manufacturer. The same organisations also sponsor a women's cycling team, Lotto Belisol Ladies. Lotto has a long history of cycling sponsorship, they began sponsoring 1984 with Tönissteiner-Lotto-Mavic-Pecotex. In 1985, it became prime sponsor of a team bearing only its name. Walter Godefroot and Patrick Lefevere were early directeur sportifs. The fusion of the Lotto-Adecco and Domo-Farm Frites teams for the start of the 2003 season created the current team and structure in the guise of Lotto-Domo. Omega Pharma had previously been a co-sponsor of the Quick Step-Davitamon team in 2003 and 2004. Omega Pharma became the main sponsors in 2005, under their Davitamon brand name. The team name switched to Omega Pharma's Predictor brand name in 2007 and the Silence brand in 2008. From 2010 the team became known as Omega Pharma-Lotto, before moving to the Quick Step setup for the 2012 season. Belisol became co-sponsors in 2012, and are a Belgian company making windows and doors and solar panels. The team is managed by Marc Sergeant and Bill
    6.00
    4 votes
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    Landbouwkrediet–Colnago

    Landbouwkrediet (Dutch name) or Crédit Agricole (French name) is a 70-years-old Belgian bank with roots in agriculture. Its retail banking and commercial enterprises have grown to almost equal its agricultural interests. In 2006, the bank reported a growth rate of 49% according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with a net result of €52 million. In recent years it acquired Europabank and Keytrade Bank. Landbouwkrediet was officially recognized as a bank insurance company in 2007, further strengthening its market position. It now has 1,700 employees, 280 branches, and 430,000 customers. The bank have been sponsoring a professional cycling team with the same name, Landbouwkrediet-Euphony, since 2001.
    9.00
    2 votes
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    Team Garmin-Barracuda

    Team Garmin-Barracuda

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Garmin
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Garmin-Sharp (UCI Code: GRS) is a UCI ProTeam established in 2007 out of the TIAA-CREF and 5280 development squads and based in the United States. The directeur sportif and general manager is Jonathan Vaughters, a former rider. The team in black and white with blue argyle (left sleeve of the jersey and left cuff of the short) is sponsored by Garmin, a maker of global positioning devices (GPS), which announced its sponsorship in June 2008 and Cervélo Cycles. Both have committed themselves to the end of the 2014 season at least. Other sponsors include Transitions Optical, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, and H3O. Tata Consultancy Services of India has been appointed technology partner to the team. The team is managed by Slipstream Sports, LLC, a sports marketing and development company, and was known as Team Slipstream during 2007 and the first half of 2008. The team uses Cervélo bicycles and Shimano componentry. The team has been invited to UCI World Calendar, UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits races such as Tour of Flanders, Gent–Wevelgem and Paris–Roubaix and the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia. The team's most important victory was in the 2012 Giro d'Italia when Ryder
    9.00
    2 votes
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    D'Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo

    Team Nippo (UCI Team Code: PPO) is a continental cycling team based in Japan that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team was founded as Centri della Calzatura-Partizan in 2008. As of 7 August 2012.
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Team Caisse d'Epargne

    Team Caisse d'Epargne

    • Name Sponsor: Groupe Caisses d'Epargne
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Movistar Team (UCI team code: MOV) is a professional road bicycle racing team which participates in the UCI ProTour and has achieved twelve General Classification (GC) victories in Grand Tours. The title sponsor is the Spanish mobile telephone company Telefónica, with the team riding under the name of the company's brand Movistar. The team was formed as Reynolds, led by Ángel Arroyo and later by Pedro Delgado, who won a Tour de France and a Vuelta a España, and was subsequently sponsored by Banesto, under which title the team included 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain and Alex Zülle, twice winner of the Vuelta a España. The team offices are in Egüés, a municipality of Navarre, Spain, in the metropolitan area of Pamplona. A later sponsor was Caisse d'Epargne, a French semi-cooperative banking group. The team uses Pinarello bikes with Campagnolo parts. Since 2008 Eusebio Unzué has been the manager of the team after the long running manager, José Miguel Echavarri, retired from the sport. Directeurs sportifs of the team include Neil Stephens, Alfonso Galilea and José Luis Jaimerena. The team began in 1980 as the Reynolds team which José Miguel Echavarri as the directeur
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Team MILRAM

    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Team Milram (UCI team code:MRM) was a German (formerly Italian) pro cycling team, participating at the UCI ProTour. The pro cycling team was founded in the beginning of 2006, taking over the UCI ProTeam license of Team Domina Vacanze. The main sponsor is the Milram brand of the Bremen based Nordmilch company. Some smaller sponsors include Motorex, an oil company based in Switzerland. Sprinters Alessandro Petacchi and Erik Zabel initially were the top riders and captains. The squad is completed by 25 mainly German riders. Among Team Milram’s most important successes in 2006 and 2007 Christian Knees’s win at the German classic race „Rund um Köln“, Alessandro Petacchi winning the Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt in2006 and 2007, Erik Zabel’s title as vice World Champion 2006, his win of the best sprinter’s jersey at the Deutschland-Tour 2006 and 2007 his three stage wins at the Vuelta a España. Further important ranks are Alessandro Petacchi’s five stage wins at the Giro d’Italia 2007, his win at the classic race Paris–Tours and Niki Terpstra's win of the best climber’s jersay at the Deutschland-Tour 2007. Since 2008, Team Milram is a German team. The general manager is Gerry van Gerwen. His
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Team Euskaltel-Euskadi

    Team Euskaltel-Euskadi

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Euskaltel-Euskadi (UCI Team Code: EUS) is a professional road bicycle racing team from Spain. The team is commercially sponsored, but also works as an unofficial Basque national team and is partly funded by the Basque Government. Its riders are either from Basque Country, or at least have grown up in the cycling culture of those regions. Its sponsor is Euskaltel, a Basque telecom company. Euskaltel-Euskadi is famous for its all-orange team kits, and it has been known to hand out orange Euskaltel t-shirts and Basque flags to fans when the Tour de France makes a swing into the Basque Country. After a breakthrough 2003 Tour de France during which both Iban Mayo and Haimar Zubeldia finished in the top-10 of the general classification, with Mayo winning the Alpe d'Huez stage, Euskaltel-Euskadi was considered to be a strong contender for the 2004 Tour de France. Iban Mayo's commanding victory in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage race (traditionally seen as one of the tests for Tour de France contenders), including defeating Lance Armstrong in the Mont Ventoux hill climb individual time trial stage, further fueled the hype. Unfortunately, Mayo was injured in a crash on a pavé section
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Team NetApp

    Team NetApp

    Team NetApp is a cycling team established in 2010 with a German UCI Professional Continental license. The teams main sponsor is NetApp and in 2010 the team was sponsored by Focus Bikes. For the 2013 season it has emerged that Team NetApp and British based Endura Racing will merge forming Team NetApp-Endura. The team will consist of eight riders from Endura, and 12 riders from Team NetApp, as well as NetApp bringing the Pro Continental licence. As of 8 March 2012.
    5.50
    4 votes
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    Barloworld

    Barloworld (UCI Team Code: BAR) was a UCI Professional Continental cycling team that competed between 2003 and 2009. Its sponsor company was South African and the team maintained a South African identity, but it was first registered in Italy and then, from 2007, in Great Britain. Barloworld rode UCI Continental Circuits races and, when selected, UCI ProTour events. They were managed by Claudio Corti, with Valerio Tebaldi, Christian Andersen and Alberto Volpi as directeurs sportifs. Its prominent riders included South African Robert Hunter and Colombian Mauricio Soler. The sponsor was Barloworld, an industrial brand-management company. The team rode Bianchi frames with Shimano components. Barloworld competed in the 2007 Tour de France after a wild card entry. It was the first British-registered team in the Tour since ANC-Halfords in 1987. The team won two stages through Mauricio Soler and Robert Hunter, won the King of the Mountains competition (Soler), and had eight of its nine riders finish the race. Shortly after the Tour, team rider Ryan Cox, not a member of the Tour squad, died when an artery burst in his leg following surgery. The team again received a wildcard entry for the
    10.00
    1 votes
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    Realcyclist.com Cycling Team

    Competitive Cyclist Racing Team (UCI team code: RCC) is a professional road bicycle racing team based in the United States. The title sponsor, CompetitiveCyclist.com, is a online retailer specializing in premium cycling goods. As of February 8, 2012.
    10.00
    1 votes
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    Team Bbox Bouygues Telecom

    Team Bbox Bouygues Telecom

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Bouygues Télécom
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Team Europcar (UCI team code: EUC) is a professional road bicycle racing team that competes as a UCI Professional Continental team on the UCI Europe Tour and, when selected as a wildcard, in UCI ProTour events. It was previously a member of the ProTour before being relegated after the 2009 season. Its title sponsor, Europcar, is a Paris-based car rental company. In previous years, the team was known as Brioches La Boulangère, Bonjour, Bouygues Télécom, and Bbox Bouygues Telecom. The team was founded in 1984 as System U. The team disbanded in 1985 but returned in 1986 under new management. Cyrille Guimard became the directeur sportif, bringing his protégé Laurent Fignon who nearly won the 1989 edition of the Tour de France. A change of sponsor in 1990 renamed the team Castorama. In 1992 Guimard became manager of the team. In 1995, Jean-René Bernaudeau, a former professional racer, became director of the team. From 1996 to 1999, the team withdrew from top-level competition. Bernaudeau set up a development team in the Vendée region called Vendée U. In 2000, the team again became a professional team Bonjour, still under the control of the sporting director Bernaudeau. In 2003, the team
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    Team Saxo Bank-SunGard

    • Name Sponsor: Saxo Bank
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (UCI Team Code: STB) is a professional cycling team from Denmark. It competes in the UCI ProTour. The team is owned and managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, under the management of his company Riis Cycling. The sponsors are Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank, and the Russian Tinkoff Bank, a credit systems company. Founded for 1998 Team home – Jack & Jones, the team started in cycling's second division. In 2000 it moved into the 'top division, now known as the UCI ProTour, previously as the 1st Division. Since 2000, under differing sponsor names (Memory Card-Jack & Jones and CSC-Tiscali), the team rode the Tour de France. It has won stages in all three Grand Tours and won overall in two of them. In the 2008 Tour de France, Carlos Sastre won the general classification, Andy Schleck won the young rider classification, and the team won the overall team classification, and Ivan Basso won the 2006 Giro d'Italia, as well as finishing third and second in the 2004 and 2005 Tour de France. In addition, the team has won many major classics, including 6 Monuments. The team won the UCI ProTour's team classification each year from 2005 through 2007,
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    Team Unibet

    Team Unibet is a Belgium road cycling team with both professional and amauter squads that is registered in as a UCI Pro continental team. The team has a particular focus on the Spring classics as this genreally where they get their Pro Tour invites. The company that sponsors the team, Unibet.com is an online gambling company. Before 2006 Team Unibet was know as Mr. Bookmaker.com. This team had a smaller budget and was much more Belgian based. After the collapse of the Fassa Bortolo team in September 2005 a vacant Pro Tour team spot became available. With Unibet.com agreeing to a budget increase for the team, Unibet's management decided that getting the licence was an achieveable goal. As a result Unibet.com when on a spending spree, looking for high profile riders with large amounts of wins. One of the first riders to join Unibet was Baden Cooke who was reportedly unhappy with being asked to take a paycut by the cash-strapped Francaise des Jeux team. However a problem loomed for Unibet.com because on October 10 a new team sponsored by Sony Ericsson started trying to sign up riders. With its very large budget riders seemed to be begging to get on the team. In 4 days Sony
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    Noris Cycling

    Noris Cycling (known before 2010 as Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung under the terms of a sponsorship deal) was an elite women's professional road cycling team based in Germany. The team competed on the UCI Women's Road World Cup circuit until 2010, after which it was unable to find a sponsor. Elke Gebhardt Angela Hennig Jennifer Hohl Marlen Jöhrend Romy Kasper Bianca Purath Madelein Sandig Trixi Worrack The following list is not intended to be all-inclusive:
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    Bianchi cycling team

    Bianchi cycling team

    Bianchi was an Italian professional cycling team that was sponsored by and cycled on Bianchi racing bikes. A Bianchi cycling team existed in 1899 which implies that Bianchi was sponsoring professional cycling at a very early stage in the sport. It appears that the team existed from 1899 to 1900, then from 1905 to 1966, then from 1973 until 1984. It existed again in 1993 and for the last time in 2003. In addition Bianchi has been a co-sponsor of many cycling teams. In 1899 Giovanni Tommaselli won the first international cycling victory for Bianchi at the world championship of track racing: the Grand Prix of Paris. During the existence of the Bianchi team in Italy in 1919-1920, Bianchi was also a co-sponsor of a French team that was called Peugeot - Bianchi - Pirelli which according to a historical cycling website, the team rode on Peugeot bikes. It is possible that this team rode on Bianchi bikes in Italy. The team had many famous cyclists on the team over the course of its existence. In 1945, Fausto Coppi joined the team and would stay with the team until 1956 and 1958. It has been said that the team of the mid 1940's was built around Coppi. During this time the Tour de France was
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    Team Atala

    Team Atala was a cycling team that was created in 1908 and officially retired in 1989. In 1912, the 1912 Giro d'Italia was contested by teams, and Team Atala, consisting of Carlo Galetti, Giovanni Micheletto and Eberardo Pavesi emerged as the winner (Luigi Ganna, also member of the team, retired during the fifth stage).
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    Team Raleigh

    Team Raleigh-GAC (UCI Team Code: RAL) are a British UCI Continental cycling team. Founded in 2010 Team Raleigh are sponsored by the Raleigh Bicycle Company who also supply the team equipment. The team rides senior professional events in the United Kingdom and Europe, other than the Grand Tours and UCI ProTour races. For the 2011 season they expanded the team to 12 riders. As of 27 January 2012. Official website
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    Team Katusha

    Team Katusha

    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Team Katusha (Russian: Катюша, UCI team code: KAT) is a Russian road bicycle racing team which participates in the UCI World Tour, using Canyon bikes. The cycling project was launched in very end of 2008, when on December 22 a new Katusha Team was inaugurated in Moscow. The team was created on the base of Tinkoff Credit Systems squad and practically organised by the Russian Global Cycling Project foundation, which itself is funded by Russian businesses such as Gazprom, Itera and Rostechnologii. The team was launched with a large budget of over €15 million. In its first official season it signed leading cyclists such as Robbie McEwen, Vladimir Karpets, Filippo Pozzato, and Gert Steegmans. The team first raced at the 2009 Tour Down Under. During the 2009 season, the team earned 23 wins. Some of the notable wins were Sergei Ivanov’s Amstel Gold victory, Filippo Pozzato's Italian road title and triumph at Giro del Veneto . Antonio Colom and Christian Pfannberger tested positive for EPO. As of 29 June 2012. Since the creation of Team Katusha in 2009, its various riders have won many competitions for the team. Here are listed the most meriting wins, consisting of Grand Tour stages,
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    Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis

    Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis

    Team Type 1-Sanofi is a professional cycling team based in the United States of America. Founded in 2004, the team promotes type 1 diabetes awareness in cycling: a number of the team's riders have type 1 diabetes, including Javier Mejías, Fabio Calabria and Martijn Verschoor; and the team's co-founders, Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, are also diabetics. The team's principal sponsor is Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company that manufactures insulin and other products for diabetics. The team is also sponsored by bicycle maker Colnago. The team turned professional in 2008 after success in amateur races. In 2010 it had a UCI Continental licence but became a Professional Continental team in 2011, with a view to competing in the Giro d'Italia in 2011 and the Tour de France in 2012. The team had originally aimed to achieve the Professional Contintental level for the 2010 season but decided against applying for an upgraded licence because of fears that it might preclude the team from competing in events outside the responsibility of the International Cycling Union and a lack of knowledge by the team's management of the scale of investment that would be required to compete at the
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    Unibet.com Cycling Team

    Unibet.com Cycling Team

    Cycle Collstrop (UCI Team Code: COS) was a Swedish UCI Professional Continental cycling team. It was the successor to Unibet.com, which was mainly sponsored by the online gambling website Unibet.com and as a continuation of the MrBookmaker.com cycling team. The team rode on the European Continental Circuit, until the beginning of the 2007 season, when they were granted a ProTour licence. In 2008, they were awarded a Professional Continental licence. The new team was led by Steffen Wesemann, and problems previously experienced through having had sponsorship from a betting company were avoided with new sponsorship from a wooden flooring company. Unibet.com had also been drawn into the Operación Puerto doping investigation. The cyclist Carlos Quesada was named by the Spanish authorities as a patient of Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes and was suspended by the team. Although Quesada had been named, he has not yet been formally charged with doping, which led to the management of Unibet.com to lift its suspension of Quesada two weeks after it was imposed. Nevertheless, the team did not pay the Spanish cyclist his salary, which led to a lawsuit, finally resolved with Quesada leaving the team in
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    Elk Haus

    Elk Haus (UCI Team Code: ELK) was a professional continental cycling team based in Austria and participates in UCI Europe Tour and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team is managed by Alexander Albrecht, Bernhard Rassinger, Josef Regec and Wolfgang Wesely. The team folded after the 2009 season, due to financial insecurity. The team's management will take the 2010 season off from competition while trying to put together a new formation for 2011. As of May 8, 2009.
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    Team Chicky World

    Team Chicky World was a Danish professional road bicycle racing team, which was active in the seasons 1998 to 1999. The main sponsor Danpo is a Danish producer of poultry products. Chicky World is a brand name of Danpo. Danpo decided not to renew the sponsorship due to the media focus on doping. Kim Andersen, former yellow jersey rider in Tour de France, was sports director both years. Norwegian Steffen Kjærgaard was the top rider of the team, winning great victories both years including Circuit de la Sarthe (1999), Bayern rundfahrt (1998) and Tour of Normandy (1999). He left the team to join US Postal Service in 2000. Michael Sandstød rode for the team in 1998. Nicki Sørensen rode for the team in 1999.
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    Team Sky

    Team Sky

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: British Sky Broadcasting
    • Participated in this race event: 2010 Tour Down Under
    Team Sky (UCI team code: SKY) is a British professional cycling team that competes in the UCI World Tour. The creation of the team was announced on 26 February 2009 and the team began competition in January 2010. The team is based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, with a logistics base in Belgium and an operational base in Quarrata, Italy. Team Sky's aim was "To win the Tour de France within 5 years" after cutting back their initial expectations from 2010's aim to "create the first British winner of the Tour de France, within five years". Sky achieved their initial 2010 goal in 2012 when Bradley Wiggins won the 2012 Tour de France, becoming the first British winner in its history, while fellow Briton Chris Froome finished as the runner up. Team Sky was formed in 2009, with the major sponsorship provided by BSkyB. The company were searching for a sport in which they could have a positive and wide-ranging impact through sponsorship. British Cycling first began their relationship with BSkyB in 2008 with a £1 million sponsorship in the Sky Track Cycling team following the Summer Olympics in which British cyclists excelled. After a trip to the Manchester Velodrome,
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    Continental Team Differdange

    Team Differdange-Magic-SportFood.de (UCI Team Code: CCD) is a continental cycling team based in Luxembourg that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team was founded in 2006. As of 31 January 2012.
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    Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator

    Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator (UCI team code: TSV) is a professional cycling team based in Belgium that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team is managed by Christophe Sercu, with Roger Swerts, Walter Planckaert and Jean-Pierre Heynderickx assisting as directeurs sportifs. As of 8 January 2012.
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    Team Française des Jeux

    Team Française des Jeux

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Française des Jeux
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    FDJ-BigMat (UCI team code: FDJ) is a French cycling team, named for its title sponsor, the French national lottery. Sponsorship of the team began in 1997. The team was named FDJeux.com in 2003 and 2004, then renamed Française des Jeux, supposedly to avoid bad luck, until July 2010, when the name was simplified to its initials. Prior to the 2012 season, French building merchants BigMat joined the team as co-sponsors, contributing €2 million to the team. The team is managed by Marc Madiot, a former road bicycle racer and a former winner of the Paris–Roubaix classic. The team is predominantly French. In the 2003 edition of Tour de France, Australian individual time trial expert Bradley McGee won the prologue stage to wear the yellow jersey for a few days. McGee was also able to win the prologue of next year Giro d'Italia, wore pink jersey for three days and finish the race in the top ten (eight). Sprinter Baden Cooke won the green jersey for the points competition. As of 10 April 2012.
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    Alfa Lum cycling team

    The Italian company of Alfa Lum, an aluminium door and windows manufacturer sponsored a professional cycling team for two periods of time. Firstly for the three seasons between 1982 and 1984 and then for three more seasons between 1988 and 1990. The team is best remembered for introducing many successful riders from the former Soviet Union in 1989 and 1990. The team rode in a riding kit of distinctive red and white horizontal stripes. The team was formed in 1982 with Alfa Lum as the main sponsor, it was a modest team which consisted of mainly Italian riders along with the Australian Micheal Wilson and the Swede Anders Adamsson. In 1983 the team was strengthened considerably as Italian bicycle manufacturers Olmo where brought on board as co-sponsors and Spanish rider Marino Lejarreta who had won the 1982 edition of the Vuelta a España was introduced to the squad as team leader. Marino brought along his brother Ismael to the team. In 1983 Marino Lejarreta finished second in the Vuelta a España for the Alfa Lum-Olmo team, in 1984 the team were invited to ride the Giro d'Italia and Lejarreta finished 4th overall and took a stage win. However at the end of the 1984 season Alfa Lum
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    Cycling Team Jo Piels

    Cycling Team Jo Piels (UCI Team Code: CJP) is a continental cycling team based in the Netherlands that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team was founded in 2003 under the name of "Apac-Eemland Cycling Team". As of 1 February 2012.
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    Motorpoint Pro-Cycling Team

    The Node4 Giordana Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: NGR) are a British UCI Continental cycling team. The Node4 cycling team are sponsored by Node4, a Data Centre Services provider. The team rides senior professional events in the United Kingdom and Europe, other than the Grand Tours and UCI ProTour races. They also ride track events such as the Revolution. In 2012 the team changed its name Motorpoint to Node4-Giordana. As of 27 January 2012. Official website
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    Team Liquigas-Cannondale

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Liquigas
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Liquigas-Cannondale (UCI Team Code: LIQ) is an Italian professional road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. The current title sponsor is Liquigas, a provider of liquified gas products in Italy. The second sponsor, Cannondale, is an American bicycle manufacturing company, whose sponsorship has led to a small American ridership on the team. In 2005 the team was co-title sponsored by Liquigas and Bianchi and was named Liquigas-Bianchi. The team was founded under the name Liquigas in 1999, and was long in the second division team, slowly making a name of itself. From 2005 the team was combined with Team Bianchi for the Pro Tour. In 2007, Cannondale replaced Bianchi as the bicycle sponsor. This marked Cannondale's return to the ProTour after discontinuing sponsorship of the Lampre-Caffita team at the end of the 2005 season. On 11 July 2008 the news broke from the French sports paper L'Equipe that Spanish rider Manuel Beltrán had tested positive for EPO after the first stage of the tour. It was blood abnormalities before the start of the tour that led France's Anti-Doping Agency to target the rider. According to AP a spokesperson for Liquigas confirmed the same day that Beltrán had
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    Team Specialized Designs for Women

    Team Specialized Designs for Women (UCI Code: TSW) was an elite women's professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Switzerland that competed in national events (NE), UCI-rated events (2.HC, 2.1, 2.2, 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2) and UCI Women's Road World Cup (WC) events. After operating under various names for seven years, it disbanded at the end of the 2008 season.
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    Acceptcard Pro Cycling

    Acceptcard Pro Cycling, also known as Team Acceptcard was a Danish professional road bicycle racing team in 1998 and 1999. The sponsor, Acceptcard, is a Danish credit card company. Brian Holm was on the team in 1998, and manager in 1999. Jakob Piil rode for the team both years.
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    Crédit Agricole

    Crédit Agricole (UCI Team Code: C.A) was a French professional cycling team managed by Roger Legeay. From 1997 to 2008, the team was sponsored by the French bank Crédit Agricole. Prior to 1997, the team was known as Vétements Z-Peugeot (1987), Z-Peugeot (1988-89), Z-Tomasso (1990), Z (1991-92) and GAN (1993-96). In 1990, the team's leading cyclist, the American Greg LeMond won the Tour de France. The team also won the team title at the Tour de France that year. Crédit Agricole announced that they would cease to sponsor the team after 2008, and the team was subsequently disbanded. The team was born out of the Peugeot cycling team, which existed from the early 1900s to 1986. Roger Legeay was the Peugeot team's last manager, and he created Vétements Z-Peugeot in 1987 (taking its name from the children's clothing brand Z and the car manufacturer Peugeot). That year, the team made its appearance at the Tour de France, with Frenchman Pascal Simon as its leading cyclist. In 1988, under the name of Z-Peugeot, the team achieved its first stage win at the Tour de France when Jérôme Simon (Pascal Simon's brother) won stage 9 of the tour. The team's second stage win came in 1989, when the
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    Marco Polo Cycling Team

    Marco Polo Cycling Team

    Marco Polo Cycling-Donckers Koffie (UCI Code: MPC) is a UCI Continental cycling team, registered in Ethiopia. The team is named after traveller Marco Polo, and has title sponsorship from Belgian coffee company Donckers Koffie. The idea of the team came in 1998 and in 2001 the team was registered in Hong Kong. In 2003 it became a UCI Continental team and from 2005 the team was registered in China becoming the first professional cycling team from China. Li Fuyu rode with the team for two years from 2005 before joining the Discovery Channel team. This led to a partnership between the teams, resulting in the 2007 Discovery Channel Marco Polo team. In 2008, Trek became the sponsor and the name became Trek-Marco Polo. The team has a house in the Netherlands for riders. As of 23 February 2012.
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    Red Sun Cycling Team

    Red Sun Cycling Team (UCI Code: RSC) is a women's professional cycling team based in Netherlands, sponsored by Red Sun Gardening Products. The team registered as a UCI trade team for the first time in 2009 Riders for Team RSC compete in the UCI Women's Road World Cup and other élite women's events throughout the world. On 13 April 2009, Emma Johansson won the Ronde van Drenthe.
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    Team Agritubel

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI Professional Continental Tour
    • Name Sponsor: Agritubel
    Agritubel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: AGR) was a French professional road race cycling team. The team's title sponsor, Agritubel, is a worldwide provider and manufacturer of tubular metal products for cattle, livestock and farming. Agritubel mostly competed for wins at the UCI Europe Tour; however, the team was selected as one of two wildcard teams (that is, teams not on the UCI ProTour) to compete at the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Tour de France. In 2006, Agritubel riders had competed at several other UCI ProTour events, including Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, La Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré As of July 26, 2009.
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    Team Fakta

    Team Fakta was a Danish professional road bicycle racing team, which was active in the seasons 1999 to 2003. The main sponsor FDB is a consumer owned grocery chain, whose discount outlets are called Fakta. Nicki Sørensen was on the team from 2000, Kurt Asle Arvesen and Scott Sunderland from 2001 and Magnus Bäckstedt from 2002.
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    Team Vorarlberg

    Team Vorarlberg (UCI Team Code: VBG) is a cycling team based in Austria. The team was previously known as Volksbank until the 2009 season, when the Austrian state Vorarlberg became a title sponsor. They were registered as a UCI Professional Continental team in 2010 until 12 June, when their license was suspended because of financial insecurity. They were later re-registered as a UCI Continental team, and look to retain that status in 2011. As of 13 April 2012.
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    7-Eleven Cycling Team

    The 7-Eleven Cycling Team, later the Motorola Cycling Team, was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist. The team lasted 16 years, under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990 and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996. 7-Eleven was formed as an amateur cycling team in 1981 by Ochowicz, a 29-year-old former Olympic cyclist from the U.S., who was married to Olympic speed skating gold medalist Sheila Young. Ochowicz had managed the U.S. national speed-skating team and was friends with Eric and Beth Heiden, who were both excellent cyclists as well as champion speed skaters. He managed to get sponsorship from the Southland Corporation, owners of the 7-Eleven convenience-store chain, and bicycle manufacturer Schwinn to form an amateur team. Of the seven men on the inaugural 7-Eleven-Schwinn team racing in 1981, Eric Heiden (who swept the gold medals in speed skating in the 1980 Winter Olympics) was the captain and the best known. The other Americans were Jeff Bradley, Greg Demgen, Bradley Davies, Tom Schuler, Danny Van Haute and Roger Young (Ochowicz's brother-in-law). They were joined by Canadian Ron Hayman. Although
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    Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) was a United States-based professional road bicycle racing team. It was the continuation of the 2004 U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team. Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner, was its leader (albeit only during the Tour) until July 2005. From 2005 until 2007, the team was one of the 20 teams that competed in the new UCI ProTour. On June 15, 2004, the Discovery Channel signed a deal to become sponsor of the team for the 2004–2007 seasons. As part of the sponsorship deal, Armstrong provided on-air appearances for the Discovery Networks TV channels. The deal did not affect the rights of secondary sponsor OLN, now known as NBC Sports Network in the US, to air major cycling events such as the Tour de France, although the two channels are competitors. The team was directed by Belgian Johan Bruyneel, who also managed U.S. Postal. The chief mechanic was Julien DeVries. The team was co-owned by Tailwind Sports Corp. of San Francisco and Capital Sports & Entertainment of Austin, Texas. On February 10, 2007 Discovery Channel announced that it would not renew its sponsorship of the team at the end of the 2007 season. On
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    Geumsan Ginseng Asia

    Geumsan Ginseng-Cello (UCI Team Code: GGC) is a UCI Continental cycling team from the Korea Republic managed by Dejan Yann, Shigeru Nakagawa & Danny Feng. As of 30 January 2012.
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    Xacobeo–Galicia

    Xacobeo–Galicia

    Xacobeo Galicia was a professional continental cycling team from Spain. It competed in the UCI Europe Tour and, when selected as a wildcard, in UCI ProTour events. The creation of the team was announced on July 11, 2006 as Fundación Ciclismo Galego following the withdrawal of four of the nine Spanish professional cycling teams from the sport. Xacobeo Galicia was managed by Rodrigo Rodriguez, with assistance from directeur sportif Álvaro Pino, Jesús Blanco Villar and José Angel Vidal. The team received wildcard invitations to the Vuelta a España in 2007 and 2008. It disappeared in 2010 following the withdrawal of the Xunta de Galicia as sponsors. In 2006, the Galician regional government, the Xunta de Galicia, proposed the creation of a Galician professional cycling team in an attempt to emulate the success the Basque government-sponsored Euskaltel-Euskadi team. The project received not only the economic support of the Xunta but that of the former Russian international footballer Valery Karpin, who following his retirement had set up Valery Karpin, S.L., a property company in the region. On August 26, 2008 with the acquisition of a new sponsor the team changed its name from Karpin
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    Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht

    Jong Vlaanderen Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: JVC) is a Continental cycling team founded in 2005. It is based in Belgium and it participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team is formed mostly by young Flemish cyclists. As of 16 January 2012.
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    Team Flexpoint

    Team Flexpoint

    Team Flexpoint (UCI Code: FLX) is a women's professional cycling team based in Netherlands and is title sponsored by Flexpoint. In 2006, the team was named Buitenpoort - Flexpoint Team. The team consists of two sections: UCI Women's Tour and the Cyclo-Cross. Jean-Paul van Poppel, Klas Johansson, Geert Broekhuizen
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    Team Skil-Shimano

    Team Skil-Shimano

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI Professional Continental Tour
    Argos-Shimano (UCI Team Code: ARG) is a professional cycling team based in The Netherlands that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races and, when selected, in UCI ProTour events. The team, formerly known as Skil-Shimano (UCI Team Code: SKS), is managed by Arend Scheppink, with assistance from directeur sportifs Akira Bandou, Hisafumi Imanishi, Iwan Spekenbrink, Piet Hoekstra and Rudie Kemna. The team has existed since 2005 but Skil previously sponsored a French cycling team, Skil-Sem, from 1984 to 1985, with a similar jersey. Thanks to aggressive strategies during Paris–Nice in 2008 and 2009, the team was awarded a wildcard for the 2009 Tour de France, making it their first appearance in a Grand Tour. The team became Project 1T4i ahead of the 2012 season, but ahead of the Tour of Flanders on 1 April 2012, the team became Argos-Shimano following the announcement of a three-year naming rights contract with the Argos North Sea Group, an independent oil company based in the Netherlands. In 2012, the team received their second wildcard invitation to the Tour de France, along with three other French-registered teams Cofidis, Team Europcar and Saur-Sojasun. As of 14 January 2012.
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    Lotto-Honda Team

    Lotto Belisol Ladies (UCI Team Code: LBL) is a women's professional cycling team based in Belgium, which competes in elite road bicycle racing and track cycling events, such as the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The team was established in 2006, and its colours are white, blue, and red. As of 2012, the team manager and representative is Dany Schoonbaert, and the assistant team manager, Ivan Depoorter. Sponsors Lotto (associated with the Belgian lottery) and Belisol (a Belgian window and door manufacturer) also sponsor the Lotto-Belisol men's UCI ProTour team. 2010 2009 2007 2006
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    Team RadioShack-Nissan-Trek

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: RadioShack
    RadioShack-Nissan (UCI team code: RNT) is a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Luxembourg. The team's documentation and publicity adds the name of a third sponsor, bicycle manufacturers Trek, but only two names are allowed in the official team name for racing purposes. The team was founded in 2011 under the name of Leopard Trek and officially stylized as LEOPARD TREK with Brian Nygaard and Kim Andersen as team managers. The Schleck brothers were under contract with the Danish team Saxo Bank managed by Bjarne Riis through the end of the 2010 season. Several other Team Saxo Bank riders followed the Schleck brothers to the new team, including veterans Jens Voigt, Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady. Subsequent signings included sprinter Daniele Bennati, Davide Vigano and Joost Posthuma. The team became active at the start of the 2011 cycling season. On 13 December 2010, Jakob Fuglsang revealed that the team would be called Team Leopard, in reference to the management company run by Nygaard. Trek, the bike supplier, confirmed shortly before the team was officially presented that they would be a co-title sponsor, giving the team a full name of "Leopard Trek." The team
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    Team Wiesenhof-AKUD

    Team Wiesenhof-Felt (UCI Team Code: WIE) was a professional continental cycling team based in Germany that participated in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events. The team was managed by Raphael Schweda with assistance from directeur sportifs Hahn Jochen, Markus Schleicher and Jens Heppner.
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    Footon-Servetto

    Footon-Servetto

    • Name Sponsor: Footon
    • Participated in this race event: 2010 Giro d'Italia
    Geox-TMC was a Spanish-based road bicycle racing team, registered for 2011 as a UCI Professional Continental team. Established as Saunier Duval-Prodir in 2004, the team has had success in one-day races such as Clásica de San Sebastián. The team's final title sponsors were Geox, an Italian shoe company, and TMC, a multinational company that develops electric transformers with cast resin windings. After team cyclist Riccardo Riccò was arrested by police following a positive test for doping after the 4th stage of the 2008 Tour de France, the team left the 2008 Tour de France before the 12th stage of the race began. Both Riccò and Leonardo Piepoli were fired from the team, but the team was still denied a place in the 2008 Vuelta a España and other UCI ProTour races. The team's sponsors withdrew their support, but new sponsors were found to retain the team's participation at the top level of the sport. The team continued through the 2009 and 2010 season sponsored by Fuji-Servetto and then later as Footon-Servetto-Fuji. For 2011 the team secured new sponsors Geox and TMC. They entered the 2011 season as a pro continental team after failing to secure a World Tour Licence. They received a
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    Fumiyuki Beppu

    Fumiyuki Beppu

    Fumiyuki Beppu (Japanese: 別府史之; born 10 April 1983) is a Japanese professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Orica-GreenEDGE. His older brother is the cyclist Takumi Beppu. Beppu turned professional with Discovery Channel in 2005, and stayed with them until 2007. In June 2006, Beppu was crowned the Japanese national champion in both the time trial and the road race. On 28 September 2007, the Skil-Shimano professional cycling team announced that they had signed Beppu for a one year contract. On 26 July 2009, Beppu, riding for Skil-Shimano, finished 112th out of 180 riders in the 2009 Tour de France. He won the Combativity award in the final 21st flat stage from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Élysées. He also placed 8th in stage 3 and 7th in stage 19. Along with Yukiya Arashiro, he became the first Japanese national to complete that race. (Kisso Kawamuro and Daisuke Imanaka had started but not finished the race before.) On 23 November 2009, it was announced Beppu had signed to ride with Team RadioShack for the 2010 season. Later it became clear that Beppu still had one year left on his contract with Skil-Shimano, so he had to buy himself out of the contract. In
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    Garmin-Cervélo

    Team Garmin-Cervélo was an elite professional women's cycling team registered in Great Britain and racing on the UCI Women's Road World Cup circuit. The team was previously known was Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team, but in 2009, with the creation of the UCI Professional Continental team Cervélo TestTeam, the women's team changed names to match the men's team. When the men's Cervélo TestTeam merged with Garmin-Transitions for the 2011 season, the team changed names again, becoming Garmin-Cervélo to again match the men's team. In 2007, the team was known as Raleigh Lifeforce Creation and prior to 2007, the team was known as the Univega Pro Cycling Team. The Garmin-Cervélo women's team disbanded at the end of 2011 due to funding problems. Six of its ten riders, including all four Britons, transferred to the AA Drink-leontien.nl team for the 2012 season.
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    Kas

    Kas

    Kas was a professional cycling team of the 1960s and 1970s, one of the strongest Spanish teams. It was sponsored by a soft drinks manufacturer, Kas. The team was from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. It wore team a yellow jersey with Kas written in blue. It lasted active from 1958 until 1979,returning for three years in the 1980s. The Kas team began in 1958, the year Fausto Izan won a stage in the Vuelta a España. In 1959 the team signed the 1958 Spanish champion, Federico Bahamontes, who at that time had won two King of the Mountains classifications in both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. The Tour de France was disputed by national teams and Bahamontes won the Tour in 1959. Bahamontes left in 1960 but the team won the King of the Mountains in the 1960, 1961 and 1962 Vuelta a España with Antonio Karmay Mestre. Julio Jiménez again won the King of the Mountains in the 1964 and 1965 Vuelta a España. Kas-Kaskol dominated the 1966 Vuelta with Francisco Gabica winning, Eusebio Velez Mendizabal second and Carlos Echeverría third. It dominated the King of the Mountains competition with Gregorio San Miguel. The team won six stages and held the yellow jersey for 14 of the 18 stages. Kas
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    Lampre-Farnese Vini

    Lampre-Farnese Vini

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Lampre
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Lampre-ISD (UCI team code: LAM) is an Italian road bicycle racing team. It was known in 2005 as Lampre-Caffita, a fusion of the previous Lampre and Saeco Macchine per Caffè teams. Lampre is an Italian manufacturer of prefinished steel sheet materials. ISD is a Ukrainian steel manufacturer. The team is a member of the UCI ProTour, and has been since the tour was formed as the top category of road cycling in 2005. However Lampre was temporarily suspended from the ProTour in 2010, missing one ProTour event. The team consists mostly of Italian riders, and has a strong presence in the grand tours, especially the Giro d'Italia. Former team manager Giuseppe Saronni was himself a famous professional cyclist and former winner of the Giro d'Italia. Following the tradition at Saeco, the team is well known for its publicity stunts. In the 2005 Giro d'Italia the team engaged in a press campaign Battaile d'Italia featuring their co-captains Gilberto Simoni and Damiano Cunego. During a rest day of the Giro, the team elected to visit the Monza race track for a photo-op and some training sessions. As of 27 June 2012.
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    Radioshack Nissan Trek Pro Cycling Team

    RadioShack-Nissan-Trek Professional Cycling Team is a cycling team is a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Luxembourg. The team were formerly known as Leopard Trek. For the 2012 season, the team will be renamed Radioshack Nissan Trek Pro Cycling Team, following a merger with US based Team RadioShack. Johan Bruyneel along with several riders from Team RadioShack will make their move to the new team.
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    Team Quick Step

    Team Quick Step

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: Quick Step
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Omega Pharma-Quick Step (UCI Team Code: OPQ) is a Belgian UCI ProTour cycling team led by team manager Patrick Lefévère. The directors are Davide Bramati, Wilfried Peeters, Rik Van Slycke, Tom Steels, Brian Holm and Jan Schaffrath. Omega Pharma is a Belgian pharmaceutical company, while Quick Step is a manufacturer of laminate flooring. The team was created as Quick Step-Davitamon in 2003 from staff and riders of Domo-Farm Frites and Mapei-Quick Step when the latter disbanded after nine years in the sport. Paolo Bettini won the UCI Road World Cup in 2003 and 2004 as well as the Athens Olympics road title in 2004. In the 2005 UCI ProTour season, renamed Quick Step-Innergetic, the team won a large number of classics: Tom Boonen won Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris–Roubaix, Filippo Pozzato the HEW Cyclassics, and Paolo Bettini the Züri-Metzgete and the Giro di Lombardia. In late 2005 Tom Boonen won the UCI Road World Championships in Madrid, where Michael Rogers won the time-trial. In 2006 Boonen retained the Ronde van Vlaanderen and held the yellow jersey in the Tour de France during stage 3–6, and Filippo Pozzato won Milan – San Remo. Paolo Bettini won the world championship in
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    Team Rabobank

    Team Rabobank

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Participated in this race event: 2009 Tour de France
    Rabobank (UCI Team Code: RAB) is a professional bicycle racing team, sponsored by the Rabobank. The team consists of three sections: ProTeam (the UCI ProTour team), Continental (a talent team racing in the UCI Europe Tour), and Cyclo-cross. The team formerly rode Colnago frames but as of 1 January 2009 began a two year contract riding Giant frames equipped with Shimano components. The cycling team was founded for the 1984 season under the name Kwantum, with mostly cyclists coming from the TI-Raleigh cycling team. Since 1984, the team has entered every Tour de France and since the introduction of divisions in 1998, the team has always been in the first division. A 2012 investigation by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant concluded that doping was at least tolerated, from the team's 1996 beginnings until at least 2007. In road bicycle racing, teams take name from their main sponsors. The Rabobank team has previously had the following sponsors, and thus names. After the season of 1983, the TI-Raleigh team split up because of tension between former world champion Jan Raas and team leader Peter Post, with seven cyclists following Post to the new Panasonic-team and six cyclists joining Raas to
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    Team RadioShack

    Team RadioShack

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI ProTour
    • Name Sponsor: RadioShack
    • Participated in this race event: 2010 Tour Down Under
    Team RadioShack was a professional road bicycle racing team, with RadioShack as the title sponsor, the creation of which was announced on July 23, 2009. Lance Armstrong co-owned and led the team, which raced in the Grand Tours and the UCI ProTour. The team was managed by Capital Sports and Entertainment, an Austin, Texas sports and event management group that also manages the Trek-Livestrong U23 development cycling team and that ran the former Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. Johan Bruyneel was Team RadioShack's initial overall manager and Dirk Demol is the directeur sportif. Former Discovery Channel cyclists Viatcheslav Ekimov from Russia and José Azevedo from Portugal was also part of the managerial squad. Armstrong said that the team will promote the Livestrong anti-cancer campaigns of his Lance Armstrong Foundation, and will also be sponsored by Trek Bicycle Corporation, SRAM Corporation and Nike, Inc. sportswear. The team ceased to exist in its current structure from the end of the 2011 season as Radioshack returned their World Tour Licence to the UCI. Their two main sponsors, Radioshack and Nissan have moved their sponsorship to Team Leopard Trek. Sporting Director Johann
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    Team Rock Racing

    Team Rock Racing

    • Cycling Team Status: UCI Professional Continental Tour
    Rock Racing (UCI Code: RR) is a cycling team founded in 2007 by Michael Ball. The team is affiliated with Ball's Rock & Republic clothing. Rock Racing received media attention for hiring outcasts in the sport, including those tainted by performance enhancing drug scandals. The team's "bad boy image" is furthered by the design of the team kits. The team rides De Rosa and branded the DeRosa logo across some versions of their 2008 kits. Ball hoped his expertise in brand marketing will sell merchandise linked to the team. Other product sponsorships for 2008 included Stella Azzurra parts, LAS Helmets, and Campagnolo components. After failing to secure a UCI Professional Continental license for 2010, the team brought in the government of the Spanish autonomous community of Murcia (who previously sponsored the now-defunct Contentpolis-Ampo) as a co-title sponsor. Although they planned to seek UCI Continental registration under a Mexican license, and signed Floyd Landis to their roster. On 3 March 2010 it was announced that Rock Racing would not be awarded a professional licence of any form and as a result would race as an amateur team in the 2010 season: Landis had a clause in his
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