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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The Jelly Belly presented by Kenda Cycling Team has had a great 2010 season so far with wins at the Tour of Korea, Tour of Thailand, Tour of Tulsa, and Canadian National road race championship. Their formula for success is simple: Race hard at every race whether it's a UCI race, NRC race, or the local neighborhood criterium. Jelly Belly Candy company has been one of the team's title sponsor for 11 years now; the longest running title sponsorship active in US cycling to date.
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From Short Track to 100 milers, the Kenda/Felt Team has a rider ready to take on the challenge for the 2012 mountain bike season. So far in 2012 we have had pro podiums in XC, Super-D, STXC, a fat-tire crit, a 50 mile race and a 100 mile race. As of May 1, Colin Cares is leading the Pro XCT standings and the Kenda/Felt Team is the second place team in the Pro XCT standings. We are looking forward to a great season.
Amanda Carey is back to defend her National Ultra Endurance series crown. Amanda has won the series overall in 2010 and 2011. In her first ten NUE starts, she had 10 wins. In 2011 Amanda also won the Trans-Sylvania Epic overall, winning most of the stages along the way. Amanda's top goal for the year is to get NUE series title number three.
Colin Cares is the current Pro XCT leader. In 2011 Colin won the Firecracker 50, two stages of the Breck Epic stage race and finished on the podium at the Whiskey Offroad and the US Marathon Championship. Colin is a former U-23 XC US National Champ.
Drew Edsall is racing short tracks, XC, marathons and stage races. He started the season with a win in a 50-miler in Utah a week after a Super-D podium. Any distance, Drew is game for a race.
Andy Schultz, a former U-23 XC US National Champ, will be racing XC from Colorado to California. He is especially looking forward to the return of the Pro XCT to his hometown of Missoula, Montana.
Sage Wilderman is starting her first year with the Kenda/Felt Team. Sage is a former U-23 XC US National Champ. She has also won a collegiate championship in Downhill and Short Track. XC will be the focus for 2012.
The Kenda/Felt Team will be racing all over the country in 2012, with an emphasis on XC, one-day endurance events and mountain bike stage racing.
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Team TIBCO is a Silicon Valley-based professional women’s cycling team. In 2009, Team TIBCO won the USA Cycling NRC team title, the Women’s Professional Cycling Series team title and was named VeloNews 2009 Women’s Team of the Year. The team is focused on finding and developing athletes for major international competitions, including the World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games. The team made its first foray to Europe in the spring, contesting some of the biggest races in the world, including the Tour of Flanders, Fleche Wallone and the Tour de l’Aude.
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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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