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Blog - Team presentation 2008

The presentations of the different cycling teams for 2008

  • Added: sunday 17 February 2008 at 23:27:00

    Team presentation Team High Road cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Team High Road cycling team 2008Two days before the start of the Tour of California the American Team High Road was officially presented on Friday night (2 PM local time). Phil Liggett, who presents cycling races on TV for Versus* and ITV, took up the role of the local Daniel Mangeas in Palo Alto in California (the place where the Tour of California starts). Team High Road is the team which was born in 2008 from the former T-Mobile team.

    When T-Mobile announced it would no longer sponsor the German team, team manager Bob Stapleton decided to continue anyway, even without a main sponsor (at least temporarily). The team has now become American and is called Team High Road. In Germany the team is still connected to Neuer Strassen Sport, but it's now officially based in San Luis Obispo in California (between Los Angeles and San Francisco) in the United States under the name ...

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  • Added: sunday 03 February 2008 at 23:19:00

    Team presentation Française des Jeux cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Française des Jeux cycling team 2008The French cycling team Française des Jeux for 2008 has been presented last Thursday. While the team sticks to an approach with mainly young riders its sponsor takes a chance on future successes with the good news they announced during the presentation!

    With an average age of 25 years and 16 of the 27 riders who are 25 years or younger, the French team becomes the youngest ProTour team in 2008. The team seems to stick to its principles and to answer its sponsor's wish: the composition of the team has been done while thinking "young" because - apart from Ludovic Auger, Carlos Da Cruz, Christophe Detilloux and Thierry Marichal who left the team because they ended their carreer at the end of last season and from Johan Lindgren who stops cycling after one year as professional - the contracts with Bradley McGee (soon 32; went to Team CSC) and Ian McLeod (27; went back to South-Africa to join MTN Cycling) have not been continued.
    Furthermore, the young French ride ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Team presentation 2008| Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Marketing
  • Added: thursday 31 January 2008 at 0:53:00

    Team presentation AG2R La Mondiale cycling team 2008

    Team presentation AG2R La Mondiale cycling team 2008The AG2R La Mondiale 2008 cycling team had its official presentation today. The team, based in Chambéry, chose the (future) new head office of its main sponsor in the middle of Paris as the ideal place for this presentation and I was invited.

    Daniel Mangeas, the official speaker in the Tour de France, also took up his role as speaker for this presentation (as for the presentation of almost all French teams or teams with a French sponsor) and first of all gave the floor to Arnaud Renaudin, General Manager for AG2R La Mondiale. Mister Renaudin explained that the team's presentation was also more or less a presentation of the new group since this was the first public event under the name of the group which was created from the merger between AG2R Prévoyance and La Mondiale on 16 January.

    Yvon Breton, Director of AG2R La Mondiale, then took the floor to explain the insurer's activities in cycling. Indeed the company does not only sponsor the cycling team ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Team presentation 2008| Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Marketing
  • Added: wednesday 16 January 2008 at 0:03:00

    Team presentation Gerolsteiner cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Gerolsteiner cycling team 2008After Cofidis, Rabobank, Caisse d'Epargne, Milram, Bouygues Telecom, Saunier Duval-Scott, Liquigas, Euskaltel-Euskadi, ... today it was Gerolsteiner's turn to present the cycling team for 2008 for the German mineral water brand.

    Gerolsteiner already announced in September that - as agreed in the contract between the mineral water supplier and the cycling team - 2008 will be the last cycling season in which Gerolsteiner will be visible in the pack. Gerolsteiner ...

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  • Added: sunday 13 January 2008 at 14:42:00

    Team presentation Saunier Duval-Scott cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Saunier Duval-Scott cycling team 2008Yesterday the Saunier Duval-Scott cycling team for 2008 was presented in the M.A. Nazaríes Hotel in Grenada in Spain where the 27 riders were at a training camp since last Tuesday. A young team with a new co-sponsor was presented in the hotel which was chosen by the team for the first training of the new year.

    Where the French teams call on the official Tour de France speaker Daniel Mangeas, Saunier Duval-Scott -as a Spanish team- has asked the Vuelta a España's official speaker, Juan Mari Guajardo, for the team presentation.

    The new co-sponsor ... and the new outfit

    He presented the journalists the new team outfit and the new riders. The team outfit is still canary yellow (I think Stéphane Heulot will probably keep his nickname "the canary" during the Tour de France 2008 ;-), but co-sponsor Prodir has left its spot on the shirt to be replaced by Scott. Scott was Saunier Duval's bike supplier since ...

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  • Added: friday 11 January 2008 at 21:28:00

    Team presentation Bouygues Telecom cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Bouygues Telecom cycling team 2008Just like Team Milram, Bouygues Telecom yesterday presented its team for the 2008 season. At the head office of the French mobile operator (and maybe soon Internet service provider?) in Boulogne-Billancourt, the most important news was that Bouygues has extended its contract as main sponsor of the team.

    Bouygues Telecom indeed used this occasion to announce that it will continue to sponsor the team until the end of 2010 (the team's website says 2011 but I think that's a mistake), which means the sponsor contract is extended to a total of 5 years. Emmanuel Forest, director of the telecom company, announced the good news by saying two years is a good duration for a sponsor contract and it allows contractual relationships with new riders. He also said he and the team are think of a co-sponsorship -probably with a foreign sponsor.

    The team's goals

    The French team's goals aren't ...

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  • Added: thursday 10 January 2008 at 22:29:00

    Team presentation Milram cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Milram cycling team 2008Today the German team Team Milram presented its team for 2008.

    New for the team are especially a new organisation, a new base for the team in Dortmund, a younger team, new goals and an even more important anti-doping programme.


    Gerry van Gerwen, the new general manager of the team said: I am happy to present a German team that, with it's high number of young riders, offers a high potential for the future. Team MILRAM's new organisation stands for the new way in cycling.

    Since the Italian company Ciclosport was sold to VeloCity GmbH Team Milram has moved to the base of its new owner in Dortmund. To allow a closer contact and a better co-operation with the riders Van Gerwen wants the riders to come to Dortmund and its vicinity to live and train there.

    With the change of its owner the team has become more German - 12 of its 27 riders are German - and its German sponsor Milram, milk and milk products brand, definitely likes that. ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Marketing| Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Team presentation 2008
  • Added: thursday 10 January 2008 at 20:20:00

    Team presentation Caisse d'Epargne cycling team 2008 [UPDATE + official team picture]

    Team presentation Caisse d'Epargne cycling team 2008 [UPDATE + official team picture]

    Originally published on wednesday 09 January 2008 at 20:54:00

    After the Dutch bank Rabobank, today the French bank Caisse d'Epargne presented its cycling team for 2008 at the head office of the bank in Paris. As I mentioned a few days ago already the Spanish team with a French sponsor didn't have many new things to present but this was the first time we saw all riders of the new team together.

    UPDATE 10 January 2008: added information on new elements for the team plus the official Caisse d'Epargne team photo

    The Caisse d'Epargne cycling team for 2008 is composed of 26 riders with an average age of 27 years. The team still remains pretty Spanish with 16 Spanish r ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Marketing| Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Team presentation 2008
  • Added: tuesday 08 January 2008 at 21:50:00

    Team presentation Rabobank cycling team 2008

    Team presentation Rabobank cycling team 2008While Theo Bos was doing his rounds during the Six days in Rotterdam, the Rabobank Pro Team 2008 was presented in the same city by Humberto Tan (a Dutch sports presenter on TV).
    A few new riders, a new organisation, the riders board and the 'rider's régisseur' are some of the new things.

    The team

    The Rabobank Pro Team recruited Michiel Elijzen (coming from Cofidis), Paul Martens (coming from Skil Shimano and the only foreigner among the new riders), Bram Tankink (Quick.Step), Laurens ten Dam (Unibet.com), Tom Leezer and Bauke Mollema (both from the Rabobank Continental team) as its new riders. Of course the team will keep the most important riders of last year's team including Denis Menchov, Thomas Dekker, Oscar Freire, Robert Gesink, Sebastian Langeveld, Koos Moerenhout a ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Marketing| Team presentation 2008
  • Added: monday 07 January 2008 at 14:46:00

    Scoop: the new site for the Cofidis cycling team [UPDATE 8PM]

    Scoop: the new site for the Cofidis cycling team [UPDATE 8PM]This article has not been translated in English ... you can read the French version below or the Dutch version by clicking here!

    Comme le disait déjà Pascal dans un commentaire le site web 2008 de l'équipe cycliste Cofidis ouvrira ses portes aux internautes demain selon l'annonce qu'on voit sur le site.

    Par contre, en fouillant un tout petit peu (même pas beaucoup !) on le trouve déjà en avant-première ;-) ...


    En effet, je vous donne en avant-première l'accès au site web de l'équipe cycliste Cofidis : vous trouverez ce nouveau site sur www.equipe-cofidis.com/2008.

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