One of the smallest continental teams in the peloton has big ambitions
The most successful Slovenian team has high hopes in finishing the season in first 20 teams of Europe Tour, and by that gaining a ticket to the world cycling championships team time trial race.
The team has 10 riders: Kristjan Durasek (Cro), Kristjan Fajt (Slo), Matej Gnezda (Slo), Pavel Gorenc (Slo), Aljaz Hocevar (Slo), Marko Kump (Slo), Matej Mugerli (Slo), Tomaž Nose (Slo), Simon Pavlin (Slo) and Radoslav Rogina (Cro). Although the team is small, it's well rounded: GC (Nose, Rogina), roulers (Fajt, Gnezda, Mugerli), sprinters (Hocevar, Kump), all-arounder (Durasek, Gorenc) and climber (Pavlin).
At the start of the 2012 season, the Adria Mobil cycling team is the 19th team on UCI Europe Tour ficticious ranking (5th among continental). Main goals of the season revolve around races in Slovenia; Tour de Slovenie UCI 2.1., Zagreb – Ljubljana UCI 1.2., GP Kranj UCI 1.1., and some of the races like Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali UCI 2.1. , Giro dell’Appennino UCI 1.1., ProRace Berlin 1.1...
Team manager Bogdan Fink: "Cycling team from Novo mesto is celebrating 40 years of existence. Four decades of great competition and organizational achievements. Dedication to the cycling sport, fighting spirit, hard work and desire for victories were always characteristics of guys, who defended colors of team and its sponsors. Their victories and great results were supplemented by the 'organizational part' of the team with organization of races. (The biggest and most important race in Slovenia Tour de Slovenie is organized by the team's organizational part.)
Some big names of cycling came to the Pro Tour level from this Slovenian based team. Jani Brajkovic, Gorazd Stangelj, Simon Spilak, Grega Bole and Robert Kiserlovski all rode in the team. Most of them are still connected and training with current team members.
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Latvian bike racer Dana Rozlapa works 40 hours a week in public administration and spends another 20 to 30 hours a week training hard in order to keep up her professional athlete status. She's been racing in mountain bike and road races for more than 7 years and during this time has grown from the amateur to the professional level.
2013 was a successful year. Dana was ranked 5th in the UCI world MTB marathon rankings and finished 12th in European Championship. She also become double national ITT Champion and won championship titles in marathon (XCM) and Olympic cross (XCO).
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Photo credit: Kaspars Garda
Team Novo Nordisk is a partnership between Novo Nordisk and Team Type 1 to represent the Changing Diabetes platform and to show the world what can be achieved when you take ownership of diabetes. Team Novo Nordisk is the world’s first all-diabetic professional cycling team and over 100 diabetic triathletes, runners, a competitive women’s team and elite cyclists, racing across the globe to change diabetes.
One Team, One Goal: to educate, empower and inspire everyone affected by diabetes.
Team TIBCO was 2013 National Racing Calendar’s Best Team.
Team TIBCO was formed in 2006 as a regional team named PABW Powered by TIBCO, out of the Palo Alto Bicycles shop in Palo Alto, California. By 2009, it had become the top team in North America and was named VeloNews Women's Team of the Year. In 2010, the team expanded to Europe and had two riders on the U.S. Olympic Long Team in 2012, as well as one Canadian and New Zealand Olympian. In 2012, Team TIBCO won the U.S. National Championship Road Race for the third time in five years with Megan Guarnier, while teammate Samantha Schneider earned the U23 National Road and Criterium Champion title.
2014 marks the team's tenth year of operations, and will see additional expansion into Europe as the team furthers its mission of providing a long-term platform for riders to become top international competitors.
Since its founding, Team TIBCO has grown into three teams: the Team TIBCO pro squad, the Team TIBCO II amateur squad and the Team TIBCO U23/NRC squad. Every member of Team TIBCO serves as an active ambassador for our partners and as a role model for youth and adults across America to pursue a life of health and fitness.
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Since 2005 Topeak-Ergon Racing Team has been one of the most successful Professional Mountain Bike Teams worldwide. European Marathon Champion, Silver at the World Marathon Championships, German National Champion, British National Marathon Champion, and these are only some of the successes the team has had this year. Topeak-Ergon Racing Team continues to make their mark internationally – whether on the podium at the Olympics, at World Cup races, 24 Hour Races, or battling a certain Lance Armstrong at consecutive Leadville 100 races. The Team is always up there.
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The Telenet Fidea Cycling Team is a Belgian continental team, specializing in cyclocross.
During the past ten years, the Telenet Fidea Cycling Team (before: Fidea Cycling Team) was the number one team for elite cyclocross racers, winning multiple world championship titles. In 2011, reigning world champion Zdenek Stybar left the team to pursue a road career. So the team management decided to change the vision and goals of the team: Telenet Fidea would become a “building team”. We’ve started a ladies and juniors team, with one goal: to guide and support very good, young riders and let them become top riders. Even in the first year, this new vision paid off immediately: in every race at least one of the six juniors made the podium. For the Belgian Championships, they’ve even filled the whole podium with Daan Soete, Wout van Aert and Quinten Hermans. At the World’s of Koksijde 2012, the young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team gained a second, fourth and fifth place. Our ladies team also had a great start and filled plenty of podiums during the season.
Veteran top rider and Telenet Fidea team member since the beginning, Bart Wellens, brings a lot of value to the team and still podiums from time to time.
Rob Peeters won the silver medal at the 2012 World Championships of Koksijde and Tom Meeusen is our absolute top rider for the future. He combines the talent, technique and hunger for training that will bring him to the very top of cyclocross.
The Telenet Fidea Cycling Team is very pleased to work together with Kinetic, so we can build a great future together!
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Frederik Van Lierde is a pro triathlete from Belgium. He's the 2013 Kona Ironman World Champion. He's also the 3-time winner of France's Ironman Nice and a 2-time winner of the Abu Dhabi Triathlon. A consistent performer, Frederik has slowly worked his way up through the international pro men's ranks to stand on the top step of the World Championships podium. He's been a Kinetic-sponsored athlete since 2013.
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Triathlon power made in Austria
In the Austrian triathlon center of Klagenfurt, the idea of a pro multisport team was born just two years ago. The concept was to start with a team of Austrian athletes.The idea developed so fast that within a few months not only had Austrians joined the team, but two heroes of the sport, Faris Al-Sultan and Marino Vanhoenacker, also signed on. In that short period of the time the Pewag Racing Team grew to one of the biggest international teams with seven pro and 30 ambitious age-group athletes. Athletic performance is definitely important for the team but so is team spirit.
Besides the former Ironman World Champion Faris Al-Sultan and the 10-time Ironman winner Marino Vanhoenacker, Lis Gruber, Dani Niederreiter, Flo Kriegl, Vincent Riess and the team founder and athlete Rene Vallant are on the pro team list. The main goals for these athletes are long distance races, especially the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
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USPro Tri professional triathlon team is currently in the midst of another huge year in 2010! With new athletes and new sponsors, the team continues to grow. Long Course National Champion, two Long Course World’s top Americans, Pan Am Duathlon Champion, Duathlon Nationals runner up, and top American in multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races are just a few of the Team's results.
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