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Cannondale Sports Group Commits $200,000 To Bikes Belong

During the recent Bikes Belong board meeting, Cannondale Sports Group (CSG) President and CEO Jeff Frehner pledged an additional $200,000 to support Bikes Belong and its mission to get more people riding bicycles more often. This contribution will be an annual donation of up to $200,000-in addition to membership dues-that will begin in July 2008. […]

Caisse d’Epargne

Registered Nation: France Bicycles: Pinarello Components: Campagnolo Key Riders: Alejandro Valverde, Oscar Pereiro Title Sponsors: Caisse d’Epargne is a French Bank. Caisse d’Epargne is one of the longest continually running teams in the pro peleton with roots stretching back to the Reynolds team of the 1980’s. Tour Champions Miguel Indurain and Pedro Delgado rode for […]

Rabobank

Registered Nation: Netherlands Bicycles: Colnago Components: Shimano Key Riders: Denis Menchov, Oscar Friere Title Sponsors: Rabobank is a Dutch bank Rabobank was first founded in 1984 after the TI-Raleigh team split into two team because of a conflict between Jan Raas and TI-Raleigh team boss Peter Post. Post took seven TI-Raleigh riders and formed to […]

Barloworld (Continental Pro)

Registered Nation: United Kingdom Bicycles: Bianchi Components:  Shimano Key Riders: Mauricio Soler, Robert Hunter Title Sponsors: Barloworld is an industrial leasing company.   Registered in the United Kingdom, Barloworld is truly an Italian team, a Continental Pro squad that is selected to many ProTour events thanks to savvy, experienced manager Claudio Corti, with Alberto Volpi & […]

Landis Decision From Sport Arbitration Court Expected Monday

Lausanne, Switzerland based Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Friday, 27 June that they will reveal the result of a five day appeal hearing last March by Floyd Landis against a USADA arbitration hearing that ruled in September 2007 that Landis used performance-enhancing substances during the 2006 Tour De France. CAS lawyers heard 35 […]

Steegmans Steps Up For Quick.Step

With teammate Tom Boonen out of the 2008 Tour De France due to a out-of-competition positive test for cocaine fiasco, his 27 year old Quick.Step teammate Gert Steegmans has now stepped up with a solo win in the recent Halle-Ingooigem semi-classic to show he will be force to be reckoned himself in the upcoming Tour. […]

Liquigas Ready For 95th Tour de France With Pozzato & Kreuziger

The acid-green colors of Team Liquigas will be to the fore at the 95th Tour de France, but without the presence of top sprinter Daniele Bennati, winner of three stages and the Maglia Cicliamino of Best Sprinter at the recent Giro d’Italia. “We will certainly have a competitive team”, explained Liquigas direttore sportivo Stefano Zanatta. […]

Quick.Step For 2008 Tour De France

Top Belgian team QUICK.STEP Innergetic will field a strong team for the 2008 Tour De France, but top sprinter Tom Boonen will not participate in the Tour de France. QS team manager Patrick Lefevere explained ‘Although we continue to consider (the out of competition positive test for cocaine) of Tom as an extra-sports episode, we […]

Cinellis Become Objects ?d Art at Landmark Gallery

Urban bike culture and the Art world collided last week at an opening titled ‘Pressure’ at San Francisco’s VASF gallery. Attendees lined up around the block in the Haight Ashbury district to get the first glimpse at this groundbreaking show highlighting the collaboration between esteemed Italian bike brand Cinelli and renowned contemporary urban artists. Clothing […]

Saunier Duval’s Riccardo Ricco’ for 2008 Tour de France

Already runner-up in the 2008 Giro d’Italia, Saunier Duval’s Riccardo Ricco’, the 24 year old rider who is emerging as the heir-apparent to Marco Pantani, has announced that he will start the  2008 Tour De France. With his SDV teammate Jos‚ ?ngel G¢mez Marchante not able to start due to health problems, Saunier Duval-Scott brought […]

Team Of The Day: Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear was originally founded in 1988, when former World Champion Hennie Kuiper set up a cycling team that was sponsored by the city of Stuttgart, called Stuttgart-Merckx-Gonso

Team Columbia Names 2008 Tour De France Squad

Formerly called Team High Road, now called “Team Columbia” has announced their 2008 Tour de France roster. “Team Columbia” has inked a three-year sponsorship agreement with Columbia Sportswear Company, a global leader in outdoor apparel and footwear. The sponsorship deal includes both the men’s and women’s High Road pro cycling teams, which have won over […]

Team Of The Day: CSC-Saxo Bank

Team CSC-Saxo Bank Registered Nation: Denmark Bicycles: Cervelo Components: Shimano Key Riders: Carlos Sastre, Frank Schleck, Andy Schleck, Fabian Cancellara Title Sponsors: Computer Science Company (CSC), is a global IT services company with HQ in California. Saxo Bank is a Danish internet bank Under the name Team Home-Jack & Jones, with main sponsors Danish real […]

Interbike Show: Not Leaving Las Vegas

Today, Interbike International Bicycle Expo has announced the show will remain in Las Vegas. Interbike came to an agreement with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to host Interbike through at least 2013. “The decision to keep the Interbike show in Vegas comes after years of research and communication with our retailer attendees, exhibiting manufacturers […]