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2011 Season Jerseys: Professional Continental Teams

 

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- Below are the 2011 season jerseys for the Professional Continental Teams.  Click for 2011 ProTeam jerseys.


Landbouwkrediet

Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator

Veranda's Willems-Accent
(coming)
Team Spidertech
(coming)
Colombia es Pasion-
Cafe de Colombia
(coming)
Andalucia Caja Granada

Caja Rural

Geox-TMC

Bretagne-Schuller
(coming)
Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
(coming)
FDJ

Saur-Sojasun

Team Europcar

Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli

Team NetApp

Colnago-CSF Inox

De Rosa-Ceramica Flaminia
(coming)
Acqua & Sapone

Androni Giocattoli

Skil-Shimano
(coming)
CCC Polsat Polkowice
(coming)
Team Type 1
(coming)
Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling
 

 

Versus TV Extends Partnership with Tour of California

 

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VERSUS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

 

(Versus press release)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 19, 2011)—VERSUS and AEG today announced a multi-year agreement to continue televising AEG’s Amgen Tour of California road race, the premier U.S.-based cycling event that features the world’s top professional cyclists.  VERSUS will provide live HD coverage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, which takes place from May 15-22, including all the exciting finish-line sprints and the first-ever mountain top stage finish with the ascent up Mt. Baldy.  Additionally, the network will air highlights of the stages each night during the eight-day competition at 11 p.m. ET.

“VERSUS’ commitment to cycling is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing our coverage of the largest road race in America,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. “We are excited to broadcast this epic event for the fifth straight year and super-serve cycling fans the same way we do with all our properties.”  

Since VERSUS started airing coverage of the Tour of California in 2007, the network has seen average viewership growth of 46 percent.  Last year’s race saw the number of viewers tuning in to the network’s daily coverage double from 2007 (3 million vs. 1.5 million).

“We are delighted to be partnering with VERSUS on the Amgen Tour of California,” said Andrew Messick, President of AEG Sports. “VERSUS’ skill, experience and passion for both cycling and the Amgen Tour of California makes them the perfect partner as we continue to make our race one of the most important in the world.”

Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, the undisputed voices of cycling, will once again call all the race action in the Golden State with Bob Roll returning as field reporter.

Stages for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California:

Stage 1: Sunday, May 15 - South Lake Tahoe to North Lake Tahoe-Northstar at Tahoe Resort
Stage 2: Monday, May 16 - North Lake Tahoe-Squaw Valley  to Sacramento
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 17 - Auburn to Modesto
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 18 - Livermore to San Jose
Stage 5: Thursday, May 19 - Seaside to Paso Robles
Stage 6: Friday, May 20 - Solvang Individual Time Trial
Stage 7: Saturday, May 21 - Claremont to Mt. Baldy
Stage 8: Sunday, May 22 - Santa Clarita to Thousand Oaks

USA Cycling Names Squads for Cyclo-Cross Worlds

 

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Elite men, women, U23 & junior men’s squads named for Cyclo-cross World Championships

 

Update:  The Elite Men team has now been named.  Note that though Todd Wells was an automatic qualifier due to his victory in the national championships, he declined his nomination to the worlds team.

2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

St. Wendel, Germany

January 29-30, 2011
 

Elite Men
Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com)
Tim Johnson (Topsfield, Mass./Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com)
Ryan Trebon (Bend, Ore.)
Jamie Driscol (Winooski, Vt.)
Jonathan Page (Northfield, NH)

Elite Women
Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Planet Bike-Stevens Bikes)
Susan Butler (Portland, Ore.)
Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./Team TIBCO-To the Top)
Amy Dombroski (Boulder, Colo.)
Kaitlin Antonneau (Racine, Wis./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)

U23 Men
Daniel Summerhill (Centennial, Colo./Garmin-Transitions-Team Holowesko Partners)
Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
Jerome Townsend (Princeton, Mass./Mock Orange Bikes)
Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, Calif./California Giant Strawberries-Specialized)
Luke Keough (Sandwich, Mass./BikeReg.com-Cannondale)

Junior Men
Jeff Bahnson (Newark, Del./Van Dessel Factory Team)
Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Prochain Cycling)
Bjorn Fox (Incline Village, Nev./Clif Bar Development Cross Team)

2011 Season Jerseys: ProTeams

 

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- Below are the 2011 season jerseys for the 18 "ProTeams" (WorldTour).  Click for Pro Continental Team jerseys.


AG2R La Mondiale

BMC Racing Team

Euskaltel-Euskadi

HTC-Highroad

Katusha

Lampre-ISD

Liquigas-Cannondale

Movistar

Omega Pharma-Lotto

Pro Team Astana

Quickstep Cycling Team

Rabobank Cycling Team

Saxo Bank Sungard

Sky Procycling

Team Garmin-Cervelo

Team Leopard-Trek

Team RadioShack

Vacansoleil-DCM

 

2011 Tour Down Under on Versus TV: Broadcast schedule

 

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VERSUS TO AIR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S FINAL RACE OUTSIDE THE U.S. WITH DAILY COVERAGE
OF THE 2011 TOUR DOWN UNDER

Related news:  2011 Tour Down Under Broadcast Television Coverage around the world

Note: cyclingfans.com will have full daily coverage of the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under including race photography, LIVE coverage options and video clips.

(Versus press release)

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 10, 2011)—VERSUS will kick off the cycling season with the 2011 Tour Down Under, the first race of the year on the UCI WorldTour calendar.  In the 2011 competition, 19 teams will cover more than 470 miles during the six-stage race through Southern Australia.  This year’s event will be the final cycling race outside the U.S. for seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.  Armstrong will once again lead the U.S.-based Team RadioShack®, which just added Australian native Robbie McEwen to the roster, to compete against the world’s best cyclists.  Additionally, two superstar sprinters, rivals Mark Cavendish with team HTC-Highroad and Tyler Farrar with the newly created Team Garmin-Cervelo, will race through the streets of Adelaide as they battle each other to the finish line.

VERSUS will air daily 30-minute stage re-caps of the race from Jan. 18-22 at 6 p.m. ET, as well as a special one-hour show at 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 23 highlighting the final stage of the race.  Additionally, the network will stream the entire final stage of the race live on VERSUS.com on Jan. 22 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

VERSUS’ on-air schedule for the 2011 Tour Down Under follows (all times ET, subject to change):

Tuesday, Jan. 18                        Stage 1, Mawson Lakes to Angaston                                            6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 19                   Stage 2, Tailem Bend to Mannum                                                6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20                      Stage 3, Unley to Stirling                                                             6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21                           Stage 4, Norwood to Strathalbyn                                                 6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22                       Stage 5, McLaren Vale to Willunga                                               6 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23                         Stage 6, Adelaide City Council Street Circuit                                  5 p.m.


2011 Tour Down Under Broadcast Television Coverage

 

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- Update:  Click for the latest Tour Down Under live coverage guides.

- Update:  Versus will stream the final stage (Stage 6) LIVE on Saturday, January 22 at 9:30pm U.S. Eastern.  cyclingfans.com will have full, daily coverage of the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under including race photography, LIVE coverage options and video clips.

- Update:  Versus TV Tour Down Under broadcast schedule

- The 2011 Tour Down Under is right around the corner and preliminary broadcast television coverage info has been released according to the following schedule: (most stages will be run during the evening U.S. time, after midnight Europe time)

Australia and New Zealand

Sunday January 16: (Cancer Council Classic)
SBS Two LIVE, 19:00-20:30 AEDT
SBS One repeat, 23:15-00:45 AEDT
Cycling Central, 16:00-17:30 AEDT

Tuesday January 18 - Friday January 21:
SBS One daily highlights, 18:00-18:30
SBS Two daily highlights, 20:30-21:00
SBS One news highlights, 22:00-22:05

Saturday January 22:
SBS One LIVE, 11:15-15:30 AEDT
SBS Two race highlights, 20:30-21:30

Sunday January 23:
SBS One LIVE, 13:30-16:30 AEDT
Cycling Central, 17:00-18:00 AEDT
SBS Two race highlights, 20:30-21:30

International Broadcasters

International broadcasters will include BSky Sports, Sport +, TV2 Sport Norway, TV2 Sport Denmark, Eurosport Asia, J-Sports, Versus, and Supersport International.  It is expected that most international broadcasts of the TdU will consist of race highlights or replays.  We will post broadcast details when available.

cyclingfans.com will have full coverage of the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under including daily race photography, LIVE coverage options and video clips.

2011 Season Team Presentations

 

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- LIVE via RTL here.

- Next update when the Leopard-Trek team presentation begins.

- Video:  You can watch a video replay of the Leopard-Trek press conference with management and riders here. (50 minutes)

- News:  Luxembourg team to be called Leopard-Trek.

- Next up:  Thursday, January 6 - Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project team presentation.

Live streaming video:


(20:00 CET)
(2pm U.S. Eastern)
(updates here as necessary
the day of the event)

- Though most 2011 season team presentations are in January, Rabobank is was first up with their team presentation Wednesday, December 1.  Their presentation was broadcast live online.  Below is a schedule (dates and locations) of team presentations, to be updated as more info becomes available.  For team training camp dates and locations, go here.

Rabobank:  December 1, Kaatsheuvel - This event was broadcast LIVE online here.
Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project:  January 6 (evening), Luxembourg
Liquigas:  January 10, Milan
Europcar (formerly Bbox Bouygues Telecom):  January 14, Paris
Quickstep Cycling Team: January 21
Katusha:  January 26, Moscow
BMC Racing Team:  January 26-27 (media event, no team presentation scheduled), Spain
Garmin-Cervelo:  January 28


The 2010 Acqua & Sapone pro cycling team
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Team Leopard-Trek

 

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- According to L'Equipe Thursday, the new Luxembourg/Schleck team will be called Leopard-Trek.  The team name is to be officially announced to the media Thursday afternoon but a quick domain check shows that leopardtrek.com was registered just one week ago.  (The team originally sought to sign Belgacom as a title sponsor.)  The domain was registered for just one year, to December 29, 2011.   The team will be presented to the public Thursday evening at d'Coque in Kirchberg, Luxembourg.  This event will be streamed live online.  More here.

Team Leopard-Trek:

BENNATI Daniele
CANCELLARA Fabian
CLARKE William
DENIFL Stefan
FEILLU Brice
FUGLSANG Jakob
GERDEMANN Linus
KLEMME Dominic
LUND Anders
MONFORT Maxime
MORTENSEN Martin
O'GRADY Stuart
PEDERSEN Martin
PIRES Bruno
POSTHUMA Joost
SCHLECK Andy
SCHLECK Frank
STAMSNIJDER Tom
VIGANO Davide
VOIGT Jens
WAGNER Robert
WEGMANN Fabian
WEYLANDT Wouter
ZAUGG Oliver

NIZZOLO Giacomo (neo-pro)

2011 Season Training Camps - Dates and locations

 

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- With the 2011 road race season less than two months away, some teams have already begun their first training camps.  Below is a schedule (dates and locations) of team training camps, to be updated as more info becomes available.  For team presentation dates and locations, go here.

AG2R-La Mondiale:  November 15-20, southwest France.  December 8-17, Salou, Spain.  January 11-20, Aups, France.
Astana:  November 29-December 4, Montecatini Terme, Italy.
BigMat-Auber 93:  November 29-December 4, Buthiers, France.  January 16-24, Fréjus, France.
BMC:  December 6-17, Denia, Spain.  January 14-30, Spain (location TBD).
Bretagne-Schuller:  November 22-27, Port-Launay, France.  January 11-22, Benicassim, Spain.
Cofidis:  November 29-December 4, Gréoux-les-Bains, France.  January 14-25, Saint-Aygulf, France.
Europcar (formerly Bbox-Bouygues):  November 23-26, Nantes, France.  December 10-17, Valencia, Spain.  Mid-January, TBD.
Euskaltel-Euskadi:  November 22-24, Hotel Laia de Derio, Bizkaia (Biscay), Spain.
FDJ:  December 9-17, Moussy-le-Vieux, France.  January 10-15, Renazé and La Valette, France.
Garmin-Cervelo:  November 28-December 2, Cayman Islands (Caribbean).  January 9-19, Calpe, Spain.
Katusha:  November 15-28, Turkmenistan.
Liquigas:  November 29-December 2, Passo San Pellegrino, Italy.  December 9-22, island of Sardinia, Italy.
Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project:  December 6-?, Crans Montana, Switzerland.
Omega Pharma-Lotto:  November 25-27, Marche-en-Famenne (Ardennes), Belgium.  December 9-19, island of Majorca, Spain.  January 9-16, Majorca, Spain.
Pegasus Sports: November, Noosa, Australia.
RadioShack:  December 6-23, Calpe, Spain.
Roubaix-Lille Métropole:  December 13-17, Olhain, France.  Early January, TBD.
Saur-Sojasun:  November 15-19, Rennes, France.  December 11-17, Boulouris, France.  January 10-20, Calpe, Spain.
Saxo Bank:  November 28-December 11, island of Fuerteventura, Spain.

(sources: L'Equipe, Biciciclismo, teams, riders)

UCI ProTeams for 2011

 

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- The UCI today announced the following list of first division "ProTeams" for 2011:

Teams with currently valid licenses:

AG2R
Garmin-Cervelo
Katusha
Lampre-ISD
Omega Pharma-Lotto
Quick Step Cycling Team
Rabobank Cycling Team
Saxo Bank SunGard
Sky ProCycling
Team RadioShack

Teams whose licenses were renewed or newly approved:

BMC Racing Team
Euskaltel-Euskadi
HTC-Highroad
Liquigas-Cannondale
Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project
Movistar Team
Pro Team Astana
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team

The UCI license committee refused license requests for Geox-TMC and Cofidis.  They will be automatically registered as UCI Professional Continental Teams.

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