Saturday, December 30, 2017

Katusha-Alpecin 2018 Pro cycling Team Data and bikes specifications

The Russian team is now registered in Switzerland and boast an international team.
Alpecin sponsor will have many opportunities to promote its brand in Germany using the very popular German riders image of Marcel Kittel and Tony Martin.
A lot of opportunities for top spot on Spring Classics and Grand Tour with them two in TT and sprints but also with Ilnur Zakarin fot general classification.

Team Katusha-Alpecin Canyon carbon bikes (Endurance, Ultimate, Aeroad, Speedmax (TT) ) SRAM Red Etap wireless 11 speed groupset with Zipp carbon wheels fitted with Continental tires and tubulars, Quarq powermeter and Wahoo GPS speedmeter, Selle Italia saddles, Tacx bottle cages and bottles, K-Edge components (stem / Handlebar and Seat post.

The Team Katusha - Alpecin 2018 roster list:

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Groupama - FDJ Pro cycling team 2018 data

The Groupama - Francaise Des Jeux team boast one of the strongest sprinter on the current UCI World Tour in the perso of Arnaud Demare and a potential top 10 candidate on Grand Tour in the person of Thibaut Pinot.

The team is well formed to participate and pretend top finish on the spring classics but might be short on the Grand Tours such as Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta but still potential stage winner. 
For 2018 FDJ becomes the Groupama - FDJ pro cycling team with the support of Groupama insurance company as part of sponosor.
The aim is to support the World Tour team but also Continental and French national level Team to source the next generation of pro riders.

FDJ Lapierre Xelius, Aircode, Pulsium, Aerostorn (TT) Shimano Shimano/Continental Shimano/TBC PRO, K-Edge, Elite, Fizik

The Groupama - FDJ 2018 team roster:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

EF Education First-Drapac Pro Cycling Team 2018 Data and Specifications

It is surprising to see an USA pro cycling team participating in the UCI Pro tour and not being supported by SRAM components.
Does it hint that the team is not a good potential to win one of the 3 major Grand tour?
Could be, just Wait & See at the end of the 2018 season.

The Team Cannondale got now named EF - Drapac and hired some new riders to support Rigoberto Uran on the Tour de France and Modolo on the Giro d'Italia.

Sep Vanmarcke is a great candidate for the Spring classics. 

The EF Education First - Drapac team is racing the 2018 UCI World tour season on Cannondale Carbon Bikes (Synapse, CAAD12, SuperSix, SuperSlice (TT) ) equipped with Shimano Dura Ace R9170 groupset with FSA crankset and derailleurs, Mavic Carbon wheels and Mavic tires and tubulars, SRM powermeter and Garmin GPS, FSA components, Tacx bottle cages and bottles and Fizik saddle.

The team wear sponsor is POC which is providing helmets, sunglasses and jerseys.

The EF - Drapac 2018 Team roster:

Friday, December 22, 2017

Team Dimension Data 2018 Pro Cycling data and specification

The only pro cycling team from the African continent participating in the UCI World Tour.

The Team Dimension Data is racing the 2018 season on Cervelo carbon road bike (R-series, S-series, P-series (TT) ) equipped with ROTOR / Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, ENVE carbon wheels fitted with Continental tires / Tubulars, ROTOR powermeter, ENVE components, Fizik saddle, Tacx bottle cages and bottles, LizardSkins bar tape.

The 2018 Team Dimension Data roster:

Thursday, December 21, 2017

BORA – Hansgrohe Pro cycling Team 2018 data

The German based pro cycling team is rolling a strong team around Peter Sagan for the 2018 season.
Hopefully the team will be present on all Spring Classics and the 3 Grand Tour that are the Tour de France, Giro Italia and the Vuelta Espana, but also will try to defend the World champion jersey.

Bora-Hansgrohe team is racing the 2018 season on Specialized carbon bikes (Roubaix, Venge, Tarmac and  Shiv (TT) ) equipped with Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset,  Roval carbon wheels fitted with Specialized tires, 4iiii powermeter and Wahoo GPS, Specialized saddles, K-Edge components, Tacx bottles and bottle cages and CeramicSpeed bearings.

Sports Director: Christian Pömer

The 2018 Team Bora roster:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

BMC 2018 Pro Cycling Team

The 2018 Team BMC is small but shine by the talented riders, in fact few of them are ex-members of the Team Sky.
The 2018 can be expected to be seen on top of podiums on spring classics and grand Tours sur as the Giro D'italia, Tour de France and Vuelta Espana.

The team is racing on BMC carbon bikes (Granfondo, Teammachine, Timemachine (TT) ) Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, Shimano carbon wheels mated with Vittoria tires / tubulars, Shimano powermeter, Fizik saddle, 3T components, Elite bottle and bottle cage.

The 2018 Team BMC roster:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Bahrain – Merida 2018 Pro Cycling Team

The Team Bahrain - Merida debuted UCI World Tour Pro participation in 2017 with prestigious racer like Vicenzo Nibali.
For its second season the team has hired more talented riders.

The Team Barhain - Merida is racing the 2018 season on Merida Carbon bicycles Merida (Scultura, Reacto, Warp (TT) ) equipped with Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, Fulcrum carbon wheels and Continental tires / Tubulars, SRM powermeter and speedmeter, Vision, Prologo saddle and Elite bottle cage and bottles.

Here is the Team Bahrain - Merida 2018 roster:

Friday, December 15, 2017

AG2R La Mondiale 2018 Pro cycling Team

The strongest French team in the Tour de France is hoping to stand of the top of the podium if the 2018 Tour De France.
Romain Bardet is leading the team with the Tour De France wins as main season goal.

In 2018 the team is racing on Factor O2 carbon bikes, Mavic wheels, continental tires and Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, SRM powermeter. Black Inc components, CeramicSpeed bearings and Fizik saddles.


The Team Ag2R 2018 team roster:

Friday, December 1, 2017

Astana 2018 Pro Cycling Team

The Team is composed of 30 riders for the 2018 UCI World Tour racing season.

The team has lost Fabio Aru who went to join the UAE Team Emirates.
Jacob Fulsang is then the most potential team leader for the Tour de France 2018 team's participation.

Astana Team is racing the 2018 season on Argon 18 carbon road bikes (Nitrogen Pro, Gallium Pro, Krypton and E-118 for TT).
The bikes are equipped with Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, Corima carbon wheels and Schwalbe tires / tubulars, Power2Max powermeter, Prologo saddles, FSA components (stem / bar / seat post), K-Edge, Tacx bottle cage and bottles and Vision. 


This is the list of 30 riders:

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quick Step Floors 2018 Pro cycling Team

For 2018 the Belgium based cycling team will feature a full team of 27 riders instead of 31 as in 2017.

The Quick Step Floors team won 56 races in 2017, can it beat it in 2018?

The sprinter from Katusha-Alpecin Elia Viviani is replacing Marcel Kittel.
Tom Boonen retired retired after the spring 2017 classics.
Dan Martin departed to UAE Team Emirates.

Quick-Step Floors Team will race the 2018 UCI World Tour on Specialized Carbon Road bikes (Roubaix, Venge, Tarmac, Shiv (TT) ) equipped with Shimano Dura Ace R9100 groupset, Roval carbon wheels equipped with Specialized tires and tubulars, 4iii powermeter, CeramicSpeed bearings, FSA components such as stem, bar and seat post, Specialized saddle, Tacx bottle cage and bottle and K-Edge.

The Quick Step Floors 27 riders are:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Direct Energie 2018 Pro Cycling Team

For 2018 the Direct Energie Pro Cycling Team has recruited 5 new riders to the team.

Sylvain Chavanel will be racing his 18th Tour de France and retire from professional racing after it.
Lilian Calmejane is the hope of the team to get some podium finish.

Thomas Boudat, Lilian Calmejane, Romain Cardis, Jérémy Cornu, Sylvain Chavanel, Yohann Gène, Fabien Grellier, Jonathan Hivert, Bryan Nauleau, Paul Ourselin, Adrien Petit, Alexandre Pichot, Perrig Quéméneur, Romain Sicard et Angelo Tulik (tous FRA).

New Team riders : Jérôme Cousin (FRA), Damien Gaudin (FRA), Axel Journiaux (FRA), Simon Sellier (FRA), Rein Taaramae (EST)

The team Direct Energie is racing on BH bicycles (Spain) in 2018.

More updates on the team and their equipment to come...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cofidis 2018 Pro Cycling Team

The French Team is registered in the Continental UCI Pro cycling circuit and participating in the UCI grand tours such as the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the Vuleta Espana as wild card invitation.

After two years with Orbea the team will race on Kuota for 2018 and 2019 racing season.

For 2018 the Cofidis is racing on Kuota Khan carbon frameset.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LottoNL-Jumbo 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

LottoNL Jumbo is based in Netherland and is competing the UCI World tour race. 

The team is racing the 2017 season on Bianchi carbon bikes equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Groupset and carbon wheels  

2017 Teams quad:
BATTAGLIN Enrico 
BENNETT George 
BOOM Lars
BOUWMAN Koen 
CAMPENAERTS Victor
CASTELIJNS Twan 
CLEMENT Stef
DE TIER Floris
GESINK Robert
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
JANSEN Amund Grondahl
KEIZER Martijn
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
LAMMERTINK Steven
LEEZER Tom
LINDEMAN Bert-Jan
LOBATO Juan José
MARTENS Paul
OLIVIER Daan
ROGLIC Primoz
ROOSEN Timo
TANKINK Bram
TOLHOEK Antwan
VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
VAN EMDEN Jos
VAN HOECKE Gijs
VERMEULEN Alexey
WAGNER Robert
WYNANTS Maarten

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Michele Scarponi Pro Cycling racer profile

Michele Scarponi was an Italian professional road racing cyclist

Michele Scarponi

25th September 1979 - 22 April 2017 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunweb 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

Team Sunweb previously known as Team Giant-alpecin, has built a strong team around Tom Dumoulin supported by Warren Barguil the young man from Bretagne, Laurens Ten Dam, Albert timmer and Michael Matthews.


The Team Sunweb is racing 2017 season on Giant TCR Advanced SLCarbon road bike equipped with Shimano Dura Ace di2 9150 and 9170 11speed electric groupset and carbon wheels fitted with Vittoria Corsa 700x25c clinchers and tubulars.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Trek- Segafrdo 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

Very impressive team for 2017 with the recruitment of Alberto Contador, Jarlinso Pantano, John Degenkold and Koen de Kort.

With the support of Bauke Mollema, Nizzolo, Hernandez and Stuyven the team is a great contender to challenge Team Sky on the Grand Tours and Classics.
Team Trek-Segafredo 2017 training on Trek Emonda in Spain

Is 2017 be the return of the mighty Trek team on podium like the Armstrong era?
Wait and see...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lotto - Soudal 2017 Pro Cycling Team

The belgian team Lotto - Soudal is heavily geared for Spring and Autumn Classics. 


Lotto Soudal 2017 Team Jersey 
Tony Gallopin has the potential to get into top 10 in 3 weeks Grand Tour that are the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta Espana.
Sprint master, Andre Greipel will ensure that the team jersey is on podium at sprint finishing races.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Movistar 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

The Movistar 2017 pro cycling team has not changed very much compared with 2016 team. 

Movistar 2017 Team presentation

Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde are still the strong potential of standing on Grand Tour podiums overall, albeit some waning punchiness.
Carlos Betancur is also a good contender for Spring Classic and 1 week races.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Katusha - Alpecin 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

The Russian team is now a Swiss registered team as of 2017.It now has a new sponsor added and becomes Katusha  - Alpecin and 40% of the team riders are new members.


The team strong riders are Tony Martin for Time Trial, Alexander Kristoff for spring and autumn classics, then there is the Iinur Zakarin the talented Russian rider that have the potential to take the team to podiums during the long cycling season.

Monday, March 6, 2017

FDJ 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

The FDJ (Francaise des Jeux) is a very strong french road cycling with very high potential to win sprints with Arnaud Demare and finish in top 10 overall position with Thibault Pinot.


The FDJ was established in 1997 and this makes it one of the rarest team keeping the same name for 20 years.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cannondale - Drapac 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

Cannondale - Drapac US Pro Tour team is constituted with talented riders that miss a strong leader. It is a little bit unclear if Pierre Roland or Rigoberto Uran is expected to be the potential leader on of the 3 big Tours that are Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta Espana.
Team Cannondale on 2017 Carbon Road bike equipped with disc brakes

Sep Vanmarke and Tyler Phinney are riders with great potential of finising on podium at Spring and Autumn Classics.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BMC Racing Pro Cycling Team 2017 data

Team BMC Racing signed in Francisco Ventoso (Spain road Champion) and Nicolas Roche (Ex-Sky) for 2017 season, rejoining ex-Sky colleague Richie Porte in the same time.


The team has strong racers for Spring and Autumn classics like Van Avermaet Greg but will also be a strong team for the major 3 weeks races that are the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta Espana.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Orica Scott Pro Cycling Team 2017

The prestigious Australian Team Orica has changed sponsor nearly every years since its debut at the UCI Pro races.
The 2017 team boast very talented sprinter Caleb Ewan and climber Esteban Chaves whom are very well supported by the more experienced Simon Gerrans (Ex-Sky rider), Roman Kreuziger, the Yates brothers and Daryl Impey.
Team Orica - Scott 2017 wearing new jersey

As the sponsor name suggest the team is racing on Scott road bikes equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9150 electronic groupset, Syncros components (Scott owned), Dura Ace WH-9000-C35 Carbon C35 Tubular wheelset and Continental tubular tires (or clinchers depending of the race profile).

Monday, February 27, 2017

Astana 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

For 2017 the Astana Team is built around Fabio Aru as main contender to win a place on the podium at one of the main 3 races that are the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta Espana.


The Astana team is racing on Canadian brand Argon 18 Gallium Pro and Nitrogen Pro road bikes equipped with Shimano Dura Ace / FSA Components and Vision carbon wheels.
The team jersey is provided by Giordana.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Barhain - Merida 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

The team Barhain - Merida is the take over of the team Lampre by a new sponsor.
In 2017 team boast 9 Italian riders, 5 Slovakian, 4 Spanish, 1 Columbian, 1 Australian, 1 Chinese, 1 Taiwanese and 1 Japanese among its team member.
This is truly an international team set to ride for Vincenzo Nibali.
Team Barhain - Merida 2017 led by Vincenzo Nibali

The team Barhain - Merida races on Merida road bicycles equipped with Shimano groupset, Fulcrum wheels, Continental tires, Prologo saddle, FSA bar/stem/ seat post combo and  SRM carbon crankset for the 2017 season.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ag2R La Mondiale 2017 Pro Cycling Team Data

2017 strongest French Pro Road racing team among the UCI pro world tour. The Ag2R team got a lot of talented french riders and the team popularity is growing as it is the french team with the most chances to be on the podium of the 2017 Tour de France. 


 For 2017 the team signed a new sponsor contract with Factor, a UK based bicycle brand, replacing the Focus brand sponsor and switching from Sram to Shimano at the same time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bora - Hansgrohe 2017 Pro Cycling Team

The German Bora - Hansgrohe pro cycling team got a boost of popularity in 2017 with the recruitment of the charismatic Peter Sagan, not forgetting the talented Rafal Majka, Leopold Konig and Marcus Burghard. 

Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka leading the 2017 Team Bora - Hansgrohe

With the joining of super talented riders, big sponsors are joining as Specialized confirmed as Bora-Hansgrohe bicycle sponsor with three-year deal by supplying, bikes, wheels, tires, helmet and shoes.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Quick Step Floors Pro Cycling Team 2017

The legendary Belgian Cycling Team feature a great bunch of talented riders.It is the last year of Tom Boonen as he will retire this year (2017).

Tom Boonen, Marcel Kittel, Niki Tepstra and Zdenek Stybar
For the 2017 season the Quick Step Floors Pro team will ride on Specialized road bikes equipped with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset and Roval wheels (Specialized accessories brand).

The Team main sponsor are Quick Step Floors and Lidl supermarket.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Team Sky Pro Cycling 2017

The Team Sky 2017 main change is the sponsoring of Castelli replacing Rapha as the supplier of cycling jersey and bib-shorts.Again this year the Team is filled with talented rider and there are no doubts Sky jersey will be on many podiums.

Chris Froome wearing the 2017 Team Sky Jersey

The Team Sky exist since 2010 and has been highly competitive since the beginning.
It is the equivalent of the Team Trek of the heydays of Lance Armstrong.

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