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2011 Road Pro Teams

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2011 Pro Teams

Bike

Component

AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)

Kuota

Sram

BMC RACING TEAM (USA)

BMC

Shimano

EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI (ESP)

Orbea

Shimano

HTC-HIGHROAD (USA)

Specialized

Shimano

KATUSHA TEAM RUS)

FOCUS

Sram

LAMPRE – ISD (ITA)

Willier

Campagnolo

LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (ITA)

Cannondale

Sram

TEAM LEOPARD-TREK (LUX)

Trek

Shimano

MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)

Pinarello

Campagnolo

OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO (BEL)

Canyon

Campagnolo

PRO TEAM ASTANA (KAZ)

Specialized

Sram

QUICKSTEP CYCLING TEAM (BEL)

Eddy Merckx

Campagnolo

RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (NED)

Giant

Shimano

SAXO BANK SUNGARD (DEN)

Specialized

Sram

SKY PROCYCLING GBR)

Pinarello

Shimano

TEAM GARMIN-CERVELO (USA)

Cervelo

Sram

TEAM RADIOSHACK (USA)

Trek

Sram

VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING (NED)

Ridley

Sram

 

Components:

Srammy               8 Teams

Shimmy               6 Teams

Campy                 4 Teams

Bikes on multiple teams:

Specialized          3 Teams

Trek                     2 Teams

Pinarello              2 Teams 

 

Note:  4 USA Teams

post #2 of 14

It's strange that BMC is listed as USA. It seems like it is essentially Phonak reborn, and ought to be Swiss.

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Originally Posted by epic View Post

It's strange that BMC is listed as USA. It seems like it is essentially Phonak reborn, and ought to be Swiss.


Yup...at first pass I’d agree but with Jim Ochowicz as co-owner and our own 20 year old Taylor Phinney as part of the 2011 team; it’s all RW&Blue baby cool.gif  


 

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No Felt bikes????

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No Felt bikes????

It’s an expensive and demanding proposition for Felt or any bike manufacturer to outfit and dial-in an entire team let alone doing so for multiple teams.

 

Consider Specialized with three 2011 teams as they just picked up HTC-High Road and as such will pull out from under Mark Cavendish’s butt the 2010 Scott Addict LTD that won five sprints at the TDF and replace it with S-Works Tarmac SL3's.  They'll then switch to over to Roubaix SL3’s for the cobbled classics.  HTC-High Road Women’s teams will be on S-Works Amira’s with all boys and girls using Specialized SHIV’s for TT’s.  Good lord that’s a lot of equipment and $ to cover not only one but three pro boys and girls teams.  Big time business. 



 

post #6 of 14
I am still impressed that Pinarello manage.
post #7 of 14
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...and the 2011 cycling calendar to go along with all those teams:

 

2011 UCI Pro Calendar

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^ no real fun until Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice *sniff*
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^^  I’ll have my cycling jones on prior to March comprex.  I actually begin interest and follow by the Tour of Qatar…a flat biased course focusing on big gears, speed and the sprinters cool.gif

post #10 of 14
I'm actually kinda interested in the theatricals this season - Like Tour of Mumbai or Tour of Turkey.
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Really psyched to see that the Tour of Utah joins the Quiznos Payola Ride.... er, Tour of Colorado as a UCI Pro Tour 2.1 race!  August looks like a good month for bike racing in the U.S. and A.!

 

Now, if only you could tell the team kits apart!  Garmin-Cervélo, Leopard-Trek and Team Sky look far too similar from afar.  I can't wait to hear Phil Ligget get really confused calling the races if all three teams are in the scrum.

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Slugging it out at Flanders...

Saxo’s Nick Nuyens riding a Sram geared Specialized sprints to the Flanders win.  Fabian was the strongest rider all day but does not have the final kick (or is it because he now rides a Trek ;-)  Hincapie at 6th said he felt sub-par while still looking in good form.  Paris-Roubaix next Sunday should be good viewing.

Flanders top 10

 

1

Nick Nuyens

BEL

Saxo Bank SunGard

2

Sylvain Chavanel

FRA

Quick Step

3

Fabian Cancellara

SWI

Team Leopard-Trek

4

Tom Boonen

BEL

Quick Step

5

Sebastian Langeveld

NED

Rabobank Cycling Team

6

George Hincapie

USA

Team BMC

7

Björn Leukemans

BEL

Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

8

Staf Scheirlinckx

BEL

Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

9

Philippe Gilbert

BEL

Omega Pharma-Lotto

10

Geraint Thomas

GBr

Team Sky 

 

post #13 of 14

Anyone seen the movie "Chasing Legends" http://chasinglegends.com that follows HTC-Columbia during the 2009 Tour de France?  I just got it on DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Anyone seen the movie "Chasing Legends"...

 

 

Yes.  A cycling movie at the level of “Hell on Wheels” IMO. 

CL’s does a great job highlighting the tour history while profiling the 2009 stages with along with the comic give-n-take inside the team manager’s car between Rolf and Brian…those guys have always cracked me up…and I learned what “shit” and “eating shit” is in German.  Bonus is ironman Jens Voigt’s frankness, Eddy Merckx providing historical take on the TDF along with a second DVD focusing on each rider.  Oh, and Phil and Paul do their usual thing making me feel it’s July and I’m watching HD pictures of Italian scenery shot from a Heli. 

I’m now interested in the new DVD “A ride with George Hincapie”…   

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