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Blog - Team presentations 2011

Descriptions of the team presentations in 2011 with information about the riders of the different teams, the sponsors, the shirt/kit and background information

  • Added: friday 07 January 2011 at 1:00:00

    The Leopard-Trek is born and creates high expectations!

    The Leopard-Trek is born and creates high expectations!In 2011 a new cycling team sees the light. Officially known and registered at the UCI as the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project and also more recently known as Leopard True Racing, it's officiall name will finally be Leopard-Trek. Indeed, the bike manufacturer becomes a co-sponsor and we thus see it's name written next to the name of the company behind the team.

    A quick overview of the team presentation and of the riders in the team.

    The expectations created by the team

    In order to be able to seize at its maximum the calm period of the interseason and thus an important media coverage, the team announced since 20 October 2010 (20/10/2010) the signings of different riders ... in small groups of 1, 3 or 4 riders (on 20 October it was Bruno Pires, Daniele Bennati, Davide Viganò and Giacomo Nizzolo's turn). The information was sent out to the world through the Twitter accounts created by Brian Nygaard (the general manager of the team) and < ...

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  • Added: tuesday 04 January 2011 at 1:41:00

    An original presentation of the 2011 HTC-High Road riders by Specialized (video)

    An original presentation of the 2011 HTC-High Road riders by Specialized (video)Now the year 2011 has started, the cycling team presentations for this new year will all take place in a short period, either just before or just after the Tour Down Under. In this article you'll find a quite original presentation of the riders of the HTC-High Road team for 2011, in a video.

    One by one we see the new jerseys of the cycling teams appearing on photos and other types of information come through either with an official press release of the team or thanks to messages on Twitter, videos or others. Only the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project team (Leopard True Racing) seems to manage to keep some mystery (maybe even too much?) around the identity of the team ... until the official presentation which will take place this Thursday!

    But that's not what we're talking about here ... The HTC-High Road team did a training camp in California close to the Specialized head quarters since Special ...

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  • Added: thursday 16 December 2010 at 23:11:00

    The 2011 Garmin-Cervélo team training camp at the Cayman Islands (exclusive video)

    The 2011 Garmin-Cervélo team training camp at the Cayman Islands (exclusive video)December is the usual period when the different professional cycling teams go on training camp, sometimes in very exotic destinations. The future 2011 Garmin-Cervélo team (born from the merger between Garmin-Transitions and Cervélo TestTeam) has spent a few days at the Cayman Islands at the end of November / early December.

    In addition to the daily summary of the activities as published by the team and by the Cayman Islands Cycling Association, the team just published a video with the key moments of this training camp, as a sneak preview for the readers of its newsletter and now also as a sneak preview for the readers of www.velowire.com!

    The training camp at the Cayman Islands

    The training camp took place at the end of November / early December and brought together for the very first time all riders of the future Garmin-Cervélo team for 2011.

    The first day of the training camp already started with a key moment which can be seen in the video: the visit of the San ...

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  • Added: thursday 09 December 2010 at 0:42:00

    Team presentation 2011 Rabobank cycling team

    Team presentation 2011 Rabobank cycling teamThe Rabobank team presentation took place on Wednesday 1 December in the Efteling (an amusement park in The Netherlands) and was hosted by Luuc Eisenga, Rabobank's press representative. The Dutch team was presented to the press and the public during a quite sober team presentation with its 26 riders

    The professionals but also cycling at large

    The presentation of the Rabobank team for 2011 started last week with a video which showed that Rabobank sponsors cycling in the largest possible way: not only by sponsoring the professional cycling team but also with activities for young talents, the sponsoring of the KNWU (the Dutch federation), etc. At the end of the video it showed a summary of all victories of the Rabobank pro team in the past 15 years.

    Rabobank specifically mentioned the talent days for track racing, the Rabo test in the Ardennes, the support of adapted cycling and the Continental Team (Rabobank's training team).

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  • Added: wednesday 17 November 2010 at 0:56:00

    Castelli continues sponsoring a pro cycling team, with Garmin-Cervélo

    Castelli continues sponsoring a pro cycling team, with Garmin-CervéloCastelli, provider of the Cervélo TestTeam in 2009 and 2010, will continue its sponsoring of a professional cycling team in 2011, and even until 2013. That will be with Slipstream Sports, the team born from the merger of Garmin-Transitions and what remained of Cervélo TestTeam, which will be known as Garmin-Cervélo in 2011.

    Castelli, the brand with the scorpion

    The Castelli brand, which logo is a white scorpion on a red background, first came to market in 1876 already and is present in the cycling world since the 1910's.

    Today the brand is part of the Manifattura Valcismon, which is also behind the Sportful brand which dresses the Saxo Bank team.

    In 2009 the brand became the clothing sponsor of Cervélo TestTeam and thus provided the very nice black and red kit (and for the Tour the white/red kit) but with the end of this team, this sponsoring could also have stopped ...

    Castelli sponsors Garmin-Cervélo from 2011 till 2013

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  • Added: wednesday 03 November 2010 at 21:39:00

    Will Clarke turns pro with the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (Leopard True Racing) - video interview

    Will Clarke turns pro with the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (Leopard True Racing) - video interviewThe new team from Luxembourg, for the time being known as the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project or Leopard True Racing announces its team roster in small bits and pieces. Not because the riders sign their contracts one by on but ... simply to generate some buzz in this quiet out-of-season period!

    Today, it was up to the Austrian Stefan Denifl (Cervélo TestTeam in 2010), the French rider Brice Feillu (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team in 2010) and the Australian Will Clarke (stagiaire with AG2R La Mondiale in the second half of the 2010 season). Video interview with the last-mentioned rider!


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