Cinelli–Down Under

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Team Cyclingnews.com–Down Under was a British professional cycling team that rode UCI Continental Circuits races. The leader for 2007 was Belgian Nico Mattan and the squad included 2006 British champion, Hamish Haynes. Eric Vanderaerden was a directeur sportif.[1]

Team Cyclingnews.com–Down Under
Team information
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2001 (2001)
Disbanded2009
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental
Key personnel
General managerNick Collins
Team manager(s)Rudi Dubois
Team name history
2001–2003
2004
2005
2006–2007
2008
2009
Team Down Under
Team cyclingnews.com-Down Under
Team Cyclingnews.com Fondriest
DFL-Cyclingnews–Litespeed
Pedaltech–Cyclingnews–Jako
Cinelli–Down Under

In 2008 it wanted to become a professional continental team and signed Steffen Wesemann[2] and Bas Giling.[3] It also had an agreement with Marc Lotz but Pedaltech signed two British professionals instead.[4]

The UCI did not give the team the professional continental licence.[5] Potential sponsors pulled out, including Johan Museeuw, the bike maker.[6] and Cyclingnews.com. Then the team manager, who was its owner, faked having cancer and could not run the team.[7] It collapsed.[8][9]

Team rosterEdit

Rider Date of birth
  Bjorn Cornelissen (NED) (1976-06-03) 3 June 1976 (age 45)
  Sven de Weerdt (BEL) (1978-03-29) 29 March 1978 (age 43)
  Dan Fleeman (GBR) (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 38)
  David Harrigan (AUS) (1975-05-26) 26 May 1975 (age 46)
  Hamish Haynes (GBR) (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 47)
  Matti Helminen (FIN) (1975-08-14) 14 August 1975 (age 46)
  Cameron Jennings (AUS) (1970-04-27) 27 April 1970 (age 51)
  Daniel Lloyd (GBR) (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 41)
  Nico Mattan (BEL) (1971-07-17) 17 July 1971 (age 50)
Rider Date of birth
  Robby Meul (BEL) (1981-09-04) 4 September 1981 (age 40)
  Jens Mouris (NED) (1980-03-12) 12 March 1980 (age 41)
  Kane Oakley (AUS) (1976-10-04) 4 October 1976 (age 44)
  Evan Oliphant (GBR) (1982-01-08) 8 January 1982 (age 39)
  Rhys Pollock (AUS) (1980-03-14) 14 March 1980 (age 41)
  Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) (1983-12-05) 5 December 1983 (age 37)
  Gert Vanderaerden (BEL) (1973-01-23) 23 January 1973 (age 48)
  Jeremy Vennell (NZL) (1980-10-06) 6 October 1980 (age 40)
  Juan Pablo Wilches Rodriguez (COL) (1982-01-22) 22 January 1982 (age 39)

Former ridersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "From Roubaix to Wolverhampton — Eric's back at the races". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Retrieved 24 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Wesemann to lead Pedaltech-Cyclingnews". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Giling to Pedaltech-Cyclingnews". Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Marc Lotz rejected by Pedaltech-Cyclingnews". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Pedaltech confirms UCI action". Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Museeuw Bikes pull out of Pedaltech-Cyclingnews". Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  7. ^ "More bad news for Pedaltech". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  8. ^ "PEZ Talks With Bernie Sulzberger". Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  9. ^ "Dan Lloyd signs with Sean Kelly team". Retrieved 25 May 2008.

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