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2014/01/28 Challenge Tires announces Road Teams for 2014
Pro Continental Team
Bretagne-Séché-Environnement (FRA) / Kemo Bikes
Made wild card Tour de France selection!
Official team presentation on January 30th in Rennes-France.
Racing top World Tour races such as Dauphiné Libéré and classics such as the World Tour Paris-Nice, Flèche-Wallonne and Paris-Roubaix and was one of the French team wild cards selected for the Tour de France.
Roubaix-Lille-Metropole (FRA) / Lapierre Bikes
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Has for many years been a development, feeding team for many riders now in World Pro teams.
Mostly racing in the French circuit, but also participating in selected classics in the Benelux, like the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
Team3M (BEL) / Cannondale Bikes
Races mostly in the Benelux, with a few races in France, Spain and perhaps Italy.
New team in its second year, very professional and already starting to make a good impact with very ambitious goals.
Banco Bic – Carmin (POR) / Jorbi Bike
Racing in Portugal supplemented with a great international calendar such as Tour of Taiwan and races in China.
Team presentation middle of February in Tavira, Portugal.
Amore & Vita (UKR) / Cipollini Bikes
Against doping, for years has been a promoter of a clean cycling.
Born as an Italian licenced team where champions like, amongst others, Mario Cipollini started his career, and now is back with the team racing on his bikes. Then moved abroad because of its animous stand point against doping, which has ‘bothered’ and created ‘problems’ to many in time, both racers and officials alike.
International program with an intense calendar in Italy, around Europe, North America and Asia, which may include Tour of Japan, Tour of Korea and Tour of China.
Optum Procycling Team (USA)-presented by Kelly Benefits / Diamond Back Bikes
Racing mostly in North America, with many strong national champions in the various disciplines.
May participate to the women’s Tour of Britain and then again be back in Europe in September.
UCI Women’s Team
Lotto Belosol Ladies (BEL) / Cervelo Bikes
“We are now 12th on the UCI ranking and we trying going for the win with Emma Pooley in Fleche Wallonne and the Giro Italia.
And also with Belgium Champion Liesbet De Vocht (road and TT) and Jolien D'Hoore (track, also 5th at last Olympic games Omnium Track).
Amy Cure and the other very talented ladies will also be on top of the international racing scene.”
Manager Lotto Belisol Ladies
FCS/Zngine pb Mr Restore (USA) / Orbea Bikes
Team presentation will be in Dallas (USA) on about Feb 7th.
Races mostly in the U.S., will concentrate on the NRC series and some NCC races.
Should have a couple of riders at the Tour of California Time Trial.
National Championships and World Championships, for Amber Neben, are also the goal.