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Santambrogio eager to ride for BMC

After leaving Lampre at the end of 2009, Mauro Santambrogio is off to a US-based team to help the current and former World Champions at BMC Racing Team. “I cannot wait to get back into the game,” he said. “The idea of riding for a U.S. team is really exciting and also somewhat intriguing.” He picked to ride for BMC for the coming year for one simple reason: “I had confidence in these people. In my opinion it is the team of the future.” Santambrogio, 25, has ridden …

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UCI to decide final Pro Continental squads in January

Androni–Diquigiovanni principal Gianni Savio has expressed his confidence that his team will be granted Professional Continental status when the International Cycling Union (UCI) makes a final ruling on the second tier licences in January, 2010. The team has meanwhile confirmed Alessandro Bertolini will remain with the team. Androni–Diquigiovanni, United States’ Rock Racing and the Spanish Xacobeo Galicia were the three teams to miss out on approval when the UCI announced a list of 17 …

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Peiper anticipates another strong year for Columbia-HTC, despite changes

Despite the departure of several key riders such as Edvald Boasson Hagen, who took 13 individual wins in 2009, the Columbia-HTC team has its sights set on another very successful season in the year ahead. Sport director Allan Peiper says that he remains confident that the US-registered ProTour squad will take dozens of victories. “We didn’t think that we’d do as well this season as in 2008, but things worked out very well. We had 80 wins then, this year we had 85,” he told …

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Team-less Aurélien Clerc opts for new career

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Vera Bradley Foundation to title sponsor women’s pro cycling team

Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness has taken over as title sponsor of the ValueAct Capital Women’s Pro Cycling Team in 2010. National Racing Calendar leader, Alison Powers will lead the team in pre-season training camp held in Tucson, Arizona in March. “Our mission is to help generate awareness and funds for breast cancer research,” said Lisa Hunt, team manager and directeur sportif. “We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to align with something that …

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Astana appoint Lapage as directeur sportif

Lorenzo Lapage is the newest and final Directeur Sportif to be appointed to the 2010 Astana outfit, the Kazakh ProTour team has announced. The 43 year-old is a former professional with extensive management experience with US-based teams. The Belgian rode professionally from 1987 to 2002, both on the road and the track, including Six-Day races. After his retirement from riding, he became a Directeur Sportif by US Postal Service and Discovery Channel. Most recently he has worked with Rock Racing Team. …

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Trebon believes he can defend stars-and-stripes jersey

Ryan Trebon (Kona-FSA) has turned his focus to defending his stars-and-stripes jersey at the United States of America Cyclo-Cross Championships in Bend, Oregon after wrapping up the US Grand Prix of Cyclo-Cross series win just one week ago. “Sometimes I’ve been feeling like I’m totally on it and other times I’m getting my ass kicked again,” Trebon told Cyclingnews. “I took each week at a time and tried to build into nationals. I feel like I’ve had pretty …

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Lloyd: BMC is a good place for Cadel

Silence-Lotto’s Matthew Lloyd believes his former team leader Cadel Evans is likely to thrive at his new BMC Racing team having made the surprise jump from the Belgian ProTour outfit. “Our team is not obviously totally and 100 percent driven to win the Tour de France as you would say Astana is or your CSCs of the world [are],” Lloyd told The Age newspaper. “It’s a team that is based in Belgium that has other objectives that are as big as the Tour de France as far as they’re concerned, …

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Martinelli: Contador and Astana better without Armstrong

Alberto Contador is in a better position to win the Tour de France without Lance Armstrong in team Astana, according to team director Giuseppe Martinelli. “I see Contador is secure and, above all, Astana is his team now,” said Martinelli. “Before it was Johan Bruyneel’s and Lance Armstrong’s team, with Contador alongside.” Italy’s Martinelli joined the team after Bruyneel and Armstrong left to form team RadioShack. As directeur sportif, Martinelli has led riders to four Giro …

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Bjorn Selander steps up to the ProTour

Twice a US national cyclo-cross champion, Bjorn Selander is forsaking his winter ambitions to focus on his new road career in the ProTour with the RadioShack team. As his friends and former competitors prepare to contest the US ‘cross championships in Bend, Oregon, Selander is in Tucson, Arizona to meet with his new teammates and directors for the first time at the RadioShack team camp, and finds missing ‘cross to be bittersweet. “In a way it’s kind of refreshing for me – instead of being on, …

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