Champion System

Champion System Pro Cycling Team (UCI team code: CSS) was a Chinese professional cycling team, that competed between 2010 and 2013. The team was based in China and it participated in UCI Professional Continental and UCI World Tour races.[1] In an interview in October 2013 the team's general manager Ed Beamon announced that the team would disband at the end of the season due to its main sponsor withdrawing their support.[2]

Champion System
Champion System logo.svg
Team information
UCI codeCSS
RegisteredChina
Founded2010 (2010)
Disbanded2013 (2013)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesFuji
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Tim Meeusen
Team name history
2010
2011–2013
CKT TMIT-Champion System
Champion System
Champion System jersey
Jersey

Final team rosterEdit

As of 31 December 2013.[3]
Rider Date of birth
  Ryan Anderson (CAN) (1987-07-22)22 July 1987 (aged 26)
  Clinton Avery (NZL) (1987-12-03)3 December 1987 (aged 26)
  Zachary Bell (CAN) (1982-11-14)14 November 1982 (aged 31)
  Chad Beyer (USA) (1986-08-15)15 August 1986 (aged 27)
  Matt Brammeier (IRL) (1985-06-07)7 June 1985 (aged 28)
  Chris Butler (USA) (1988-02-16)16 February 1988 (aged 25)
  Feng Chun-kai (TPE) (1988-11-02)2 November 1988 (aged 25)
  Matthias Friedemann (GER) (1984-08-17)17 August 1984 (aged 29)
  Gregor Gazvoda (SLO) (1981-10-15)15 October 1981 (aged 32)
  Jang Chan-Jae (KOR) (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 24)
  Jiao Pengda (CHN) (1986-02-13)13 February 1986 (aged 27)
  Jiang Kun (CHN) (1986-11-23)23 November 1986 (aged 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Craig Lewis (USA) (1985-10-01)1 October 1985 (aged 28)
  Liu Biao (CHN) (1988-03-15)15 March 1988 (aged 25)
  Ryota Nishizono (JPN) (1987-09-01)1 September 1987 (aged 26)
  Mart Ojavee (EST) (1981-11-09)9 November 1981 (aged 32)
  Muhamad Othman (MAS) (1991-04-29)29 April 1991 (aged 22)
  Ryan Roth (CAN) (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 30)
  Fabian Schnaidt (GER) (1990-10-27)27 October 1990 (aged 23)
  Tang Wang Yip (HKG) (1984-06-05)5 June 1984 (aged 29)
  Bobbie Traksel (NED) (1981-11-03)3 November 1981 (aged 32)
  Wu Kin San (HKG) (1985-05-04)4 May 1985 (aged 28)
  Xu Gang (CHN) (1984-01-28)28 January 1984 (aged 29)

Major resultsEdit

2011
Stage 4 Tour de Korea, Jaan Kirsipuu
Jurmala GP, Jaan Kirsipuu
  Estonia Road Race Championships, Mart Ojavee
Stage 4 Tour of Hainan, Deon Locke
2012
Prologue (ITT) Tour of Japan, Will Clarke
Stage 2 Tour de Beauce, Craig Lewis
2013
Stage 4 Tour de Taiwan, Zachary Bell
Stage 6 Tour de Korea, Zachary Bell
  Canada Road Race Championships, Zachary Bell
  Ireland Road Race Championships, Matt Brammeier
  Taiwan Road Race Championships, Feng Chun-kai
  Taiwan Time Trial Championships, Feng Chun-kai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champion System reveals 2012 team kit and sponsor list". Velonation.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  2. ^ Stokes, Shane (3 October 2013). "Ed Beamon Interview: Why Champion System is folding and what happens next". VeloNation. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Champion System Pro Cycling Team (CSS) – CHN". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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