Astana Pro Team is a professional racing team from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city Astana.
Lead by the Olympic champion and famous former cyclist Alexandr Vinokurov, Astana Pro Team has 8 grand-tour overall victories and over 260 other victories.
In 2016 Astana Pro Team celebrates its 10-years anniversary in professional cycling.
Sponsored by he Samruk-Kazyna, a coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan, Astana Pro Team is the one of the most successful World Tour teams.
In this season the team has three leaders – famous Italian riders Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru and young and successful Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko.
Team LAMPRE-MERIDA is a World Tour team who has been fascinating the cycling fans for more than 20 years thanks to their traditional blu-fuchsia colors that were joined, in 2013, by the Merida green.
South African team manager Brent Copeland succeeded in making coexist the Italian roots of the team with a more international extension: the cyclists of Team LAMPRE-MERIDA came from 4 different continents and from 12 different nations.
In its history, the team had in its roster four world champions (Camenzind, Astarloa, Ballan and Rui Costa) and it obtained successes in almost all the most important races in the world.
Another important note: the team obtained victories in all the continents (Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania).
Lampre is an Italian group, based in Usmate Velate (near Milan), that produces and trades pre-coated steel.
The name Lampre appeared for the first time on the jersey of a cycling team in 1990, just before becoming the main sponsor of the team in the next season: from that moment, Lampre has spent 21 seasons in the gotha of the world cycling.
Merida is a Taiwanese bikes manufacturer. In 2013 it joined Lampre in the sponsorship of the team, obtaining immediately huge satisfactions and large exposure, thanks to the high quality of the bikes that are supplied to the team.
- 1993: Fondriest won the Milano-Sanremo
- 2001: Simoni won the Giro d’Italia
- 2001: Camenzind won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege
- 2002: Bertogliati wears the yellow jersey in theTour de France
- 2007: Ballan won the Tour of Flandres
- 2008: Ballan won the World Championship in Italy (Varese)
- 2008: Cunego’s hat trick of victories in the Giro di Lombardia
- 2010: Petacchi won the green jersey in the Tour de France
- 2011: Scarponi won the Giro d’Italia
- 2014: Rui Costa’s hat trick of victories in the Tour de Swisse
- 2015: seven stages victories in the three Grand Tours (4 in the Giro – 1 in the Tour – 2 in the Vuelta) and the Tour of Hainan victory by Modolo
IT’S OUR MISSION TO PROGRESS THE SPORT OF CYCLING.
WE ARE PUSHING THE LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY,
INNOVATION AND ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT.
OUR CHALLENGE IS TO INSPIRE CYCLISTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
THIS IS TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN.
The 2016 season is Team Giant-Alpecin’s second consecutive year racing under a German licence, and the same focus on grassroots development of German cycling remains alongside this. The team’s DNA remains similar to that formed at the very beginning of the team’s existence – the Keep Challenging approach. A philosophy visually captured by two simple vertical Keep Challenging stripes dominantly placed on the race kits.
Goal & values
Our goal is to become a significant, sustainable and recognizable party at the highest level of international cycling – an “institution” – through our very own elite sports model based on a continuously innovating elite sports environment & continuous personal development. Under this model, athletes, experts, coaches and staff consistently work together according to our core principles:
development, integrity, cooperation, drive and innovation.
The team’s history goes back to the year 2000. Since then CCC sponsored squad has competed twice in one of the three Grand Tours, Giro d’Italia and multiple times in the UCI World Tour events. This season CCC Sprandi Polkowice has taken part in the most prestigious races in the cycling calendar such as Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico, Amstel Gold Race, Volta a Catalunya, Tour de Suisse and Tour of Poland.
The team is sponsored by CCC, a Polish shoe-and-handbag retailer which also owns the brand Sprandi (sports shoes). The headquarter is located in Polkowice, a town which has been supporting the squad since 2007.
Team Roth is since 2015 Continental team and since 2016 Pro Continental. We have 23 riders coming mostly from Switzerland and Italy and some other countries like Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, Spain and Argentina. The main sponsor of the team is Roth Gruppe, a Swiss company working in constructions like isolation and fire safety. We have a big race calendar, racing most of the time in Europe but also in China, for Tour of Hainan and Tour of Qinghai Lake for example. Our two biggest races were Tour de Romandie and Tour de Suisse, both World Tour races. Next to the professional team, we are also developing a junior team with 8 swiss riders. One of the riders, Marc Hirschi, is a real talent and became World champion in Madison on the track. He also finished 3rd of Gent-Wevelgem U19 and 6th of Paris Roubaix U19 in 2016.
Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The team’s mission is to inspire, educate and empower everyone affected by diabetes.
In 2015, Team Novo Nordisk achieved its best results to date, including 36 top 10 finishes and three podium appearances. Scott Ambrose (NZL) earned the team’s first victory in its three-year history when he soloed to win Stage 2 of the Tour de Filipinas. Javier Megias (ESP) earned the team’s best result at a 2.HC race when he sprinted to second place on Stage 6 of the USA Pro Challenge. Megias also finished 10th overall at the Presidential Tour of Turkey and Martijn Verschoor (NED) finished fifth overall at the Tour of Estonia. At the Tour de Korea.
Winner of the Italian team cup 2014
Go to the top levels,with important partners and racing in the most valuables events in the world.
Grow up in order to become a reality to be taken as a model in world cycling.Go to the Top with the Leader Company.
Courage Fighting spirit
“Build Grandiose Frame in the World”
The Chinese giant of steel
The Southeast Space Frame Co. Manufactures steel structures and building panels.With four manufacturing plants in China the company works in the whole world and completed numerous grandiose projects,which have made it a giant of steel.
Team Delko Marseille Provence KTM, former Team Marseille 13 KTM, is espacially famous for development of young talents. For 5 years now in the professionnal field, Team Delko Marseille Provence KTM is growing up step by step, sharing same values of courage, improvement, team spirit and performance. And this year, team is now Continental Professional, a new step in the history of the team! In whole Europe, in China too, we will compete to show the best of ourselves. Since this year, we have a new Partner, "Delko", which is reparing cars and sellings things for cars too. In the sportive field, we won several times the king of mountains jersey with Rémy Di Grégorio for example (Critérium International, race of ASO, ...). One of our riders, Delio Fernandez finished 4th in overall of Tour of Austria in July. And for memories, in China, we won Tour of Hainan in 2014, and last year Tour of Yancheng Costal Wetlands.
The cycling team from Brasil started the trajectory in 2010. Funvic has been a continental team for six seasons (2010-2015). But in the summer of 2015, the sponsors and the team manager decided to become professional continental for 2016. This is the first Professional team from Brasil in all the history and this is the only Professional team in all Latin America (from Mexico to Argentina) in 2016.
The team is sponsored by strong companies. The three main sponsors are: FUNVIC: University of Brasil. SOUL BIKES: One of the most important bike companies in all Latin America. CARREFOUR: A big company of supermarkets with economic interest in a lot of countries.
The team won very important races in the past. For example, all the tours in the Brasilian calendar but the Tour of San Luis-Argentina (2.1) too, a races where they won against WorldTour teams. Now, the team is focused in the biggest races with a strong calendar in Europe, with races like Tour of Turkey (2.HC), or Volta a Portugal (2.1).
Drapac Professional Cycling is revolutionary. The first of its kind in Australia, the privately funded enterprise uses cycling as the medium to redefine the way not only athletes, but also how our society, measures success.
Developed in 2004, the program aims to counteract the mono dimensional culture that defines Australian sport, a culture where athletes have a sole focus on medals or results. We instead look to create multi dimensional people, not just athletes, by placing equal emphasis on athletic, career, personal and social development.
This is a international team including 1 team manager,3 sports director,3 team mechanic, 3 team physiotherapists, 3 team stuff, 1 secretary and 16 racers who are from 9 different countries.
In 2015, they achieved great results.
General classification Tour of Austria.(2.HC)
2 stage win Tour of Austria.(2.HC)
Stage win Oberoesterreich Rundfahrt.(2.2)
Winner Mountain classification Boucles de Mayenne.(2.1)
Winner Mountain classification Paris-Camembert.(2.1)
Vino 4-Ever SKO Continental Team was founded in Petropavlovsk, North Kazakhstan in November 2013. It was organized by Alexandr Vinokurov, the Olympic Champion; Sergey Kruchina became the Team Manager. The team rides on the VINO bikes.
Now twelve Kazakhstan riders represent the team. During the season they take part in numbers of Asian and European races, where athletes have been achieving good results.
The leaders of the team are:
- Alexandr Shushemoin, a climber and has got a good experience in different international races during his career.
- Oleg Zemlyakov is young and gifted rider who can participate both in time trial and in mass sprints. He became the Kazakhstan National Champion in road race in 2015.
- Zhandos Bizhigitov is one more experienced rider who took a silver medal in ITT at the 2015 Asian Championships.
- Yevgeniy Gidich is young rider, who shows strong result during the 2016 season. Several victories at the stages of the Tour of Qinghai Lake, the Tour of Bulgaria and the Tour of Iran.
During two competition years the Vino 4-Ever SKO riders secured victories and got on the podium of the various competitions.
This season started from the Tour de Filipinas; Oleg Zemlyakov took overall win of this stage race and Yevgeniy Gidich was second in the General Classification. The team also won the Team Classification.
Then Stepan Astafyev won stage 2 at the Tour de Taiwan, and Yevgeniy Gidich achieved a victory at stage 6 of the Tour of Iran. Zhandos Bizhigitov finished 2nd in GC of the 2016 Tour of Thailand. Alexandr Shushemoin took silver medal of the Kazakhstan National Championships.
For the moment, riders of the Team have achieved 8 victories in various international races. Now it is one of the strongest teams in Asia.
HKSI Pro Cycling Team is composed of well – trained and experienced riders with different talents for climbing, putting on a sprint as well as time trialing. All the riders usually take part in the training in Hong Kong and China and have worked together since 2009 with great team spirit and sharing the same goal.
Even though most of teammates are young, they are frequent riders in Asia Tour with outstanding performance. Therefore, our team is familiar with geographic characteristic and the climate in different Asian countries. Furthermore, our team supported each other well in each race and has successfully carried out the strategies until the completion of the races. Under the covering provided by the teammates, one of the riders – Mr. CHEUNG King Lok has finished Tour de Thailand 2015 with 3rd Place of General Classification and other riders – Mr. LEUNG Chun Wing finished the Individual Road Race Event in 2nd Runner – up.
WISDOM - HENGXIANG cycling team was founded in 2010, which currently committed to the Asian events and the domestic league. In recent years, WISDOM - HENGXIANG cycling team achieved its best results to date including several times in Le Tour de Lang kawi that Tour of Hainan has good performance. Meiyin Wang earned the King of Mountains this year in Tour of LangKawi, and once won the yellow jersey in Tour of Hainan. In 2016, WISDOM - HENGXIANG cycling team turned to be an international team, and this time all the main riders will participate in this event, hope WISDOM - HENGXIANG cycling team can have a good performance in Tour of hainan.
The team's sponsors : WISDOM Sports Group, Beijing HOLY BROTHER , ADIDAS Glasses.
HY SPORT-LOOK established in 2016. It is a pro-conti team with 16 top cyclists come from China and Iran. The team is a young team with full campaigning, passion and ambition to make achievements. In China, we won the first stop team championship of China cycling League, and we also had good performance in the National Championship. On the international stage, we got good results in Tour of Filipinas in February and Tour of Iran. At the same time our Iran cyclist achieved the top three results in the recent Asian Championships.
We want to give our sincere thanks to Feng Sheng Sport and Huan Yu Sport, our thanks also go to sponsors——LOOK，GARMIN，UVEX，Jakroo，Oakley，Fouriers，
SuperB and SeaSucker.
HY SPORT-LOOK has shouldered the mission of the development of China's professional bicycle sport. They try their best to promote the development of China’s professional bicycle sport, though the road covered with thorns, they come forward firmly!
Giant-Champion System Pro Cycling Team was founded in 2009. All the cyclists are the elites chosen from allover China, they have won the champions of the National Games, National Championships for many times. There are four cyclists participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
- Hou Yake Individual Champion of national championships road race in 2015
- Xue Chaohua Olympic athlete, runner-up of stage 3 at Tour of Thailand in 2015
- Bi Wenhui Individual Champion of National Road Championship in 2016
- Xue Fuwen All round champion of National Youth Championship in 2015
- Shan Shuang Individual champion of National Championships Road Race in 2013
- Sun Xiaolong Champion of National Mountain Bike Championships in 2016
- Bai Lijun Ranked eleventh in Tour de Langkawi in 2015
Hainan Jilun-Shakeland Cycling Team was established in 2010, approved by UCI and Chinese Cycling Association, it has gone through 5 years.
We want to give our sincere thanks to our friends who always support and encourge us, our sponsors and the media.
Shakeland Trading and its brand DARE, SUPER B, NW, BORIS, AIRACE, Maikeshi, OGNS and CONTROLTECH laied a solid foundation for the development of Jilun-Shakeland Cycling Team.
Sendike, Baogang, Huahui, Ruijing, Bairuiteng, Yetu and 700BIKE are the strong backup force of Hainan Jilun-Shakeland Cycling Team. We are willing to work together to create a better future.
We believe that we will create miracles in the new journey!
Top-ranking foreign aid:
In order to enhance the overall strength of the team, we introduced the foreign cyclists. They share their rich experience with our young cyclists, showing a more professional competitive spirit. They were from Ukraine, Estonia and Chile. Hiainan Jilun-Shakeland Cycling Team has the strongest foreign aid in China.
Metlushenko Yuriy, the team leader of sprint, General champion of Tour of Taihu Lake, five wins in Tour of Taihu Lake, the champion of Tour of Qinghai Lake and Tour of Hainan.
Grechyn Serhiy, general classification KOM of Tour of Hainan in 2014.
In 2016, in addition to the foreign lineup continues to expand, we pay attention to the cultivation and development of young cyclists. Our Chinese cyclists are 17 to 24 years old. We believe that in the next three years, they will make great achievements and become the emerging forces of cycling.
We will march forward courageously and continue to break through in the new journey with a more powerful and more perfect team in 2016. Please look forward to our performance!
All-round championship of Asia Tour
All-round championship of Asia Tour
All-round championship of Asia Tour
Team championship of LTDL
Team championship of Tour of Qinghai Lake
Individual championship of Tour of Taiwan
Participate in Tour of Qatar/Oman
Compete with 12 the tour de France
National Championships Russia-mountain RR 1 place
National Championships Russia-mountain ITT 5 place
National Championships Russia-criterium RR 1 place
Russia Cup RR 3 place
Grand Prix Udmurtskaya Pravda 1-3 place
Grand Prix Sochi 2 place