Friday, January 7, 2011
Bennati, Viganò, Nizzolo: Team Leopard-Trek
The new powerhouse team of Team Leopard-Trek was announced yesterday. It begins as the number 1 ranked ProTeam on the basis of the points its riders have accumulated over the last two seasons.
Andy Schleck (2nd at 2010 Tour de France), brother Fränk Schleck (1st 2010 Tour de Suisse) and Fabian Cancellara (winner of Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in 2010) are the big guns on the team.
The Italian riders on the team are sprinter Daniele Bennati, Giacomo Nizzolo and Davide Viganò.
The full roster: Daniele Bennati, Fabian Cancellara, Will Clarke, Stefan Denifl, Brice Feillu, Jakob Fuglsang , Linus Gerdemann, Dominic Klemme, Anders Lund, Maxime Monfort, Martin Mortensen, Giacomo Nizzolo, Stuart O'Grady, Martin Pedersen, Bruno Pires, Joost Posthuma, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck, Tom Stamsnijder, Davide Vigano, Jens Voigt, Robert Wagner, Fabian Wegmann, Wouter Weylandt, and Oliver Zaugg.
Expect to see a lot of this jersey this season:
According L'Equipe, Trek paid three million Euro to become co-sponsor.
Photo: team photo by Bettini
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It's gonnna be hard to tell these guys from all the other black/white/blue colored kits in the peloton. Too bad someone couldn't show more imagination and originality in the design/color scheme. But then again, the only Italians involved are merely riders who have little say in things.ReplyDelete