• 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.

      www.bretagne-seche-environnement.fr

       

       

      Continental Team

      Roubaix-Lille-Metropole (FRA) / Lapierre Bikes

      Website needs updating

       

       

      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.

      www.veloclubroubaix.fr

       

      Continental Team

      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.

      www.Team3M.com

       

      Continental Team

      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.

      www.ciclismodetavira.pt

       

      Continental Team

      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.

       

      www.team-amoreevita.com

       

      Continental Team

      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.

       

      www.optumprocycling.com

       

      UCI Women’s Team

      Lotto Belosol Ladies (BEL) / Cervelo Bikes


       

      http://www.lottobelisol.be/nl/partners-902.htm

      “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.”

      Dany Schoonbaert

      Manager Lotto Belisol Ladies

       

      Women’s Team

      FCS/Zngine pb Mr Restore (USA) / Orbea Bikes

       

       

      www.fcscycling.com

      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.