Kaiku (UCI team code: KAI) was a Spanish UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in the Basque country that participated in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events.

Kaiku
Kaiku Pro Cycle Team Publicity Photo.jpg
Team information
UCI codeKAI
RegisteredSpain
Founded2005 (2005)
Disbanded2006
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Professional Continental
Key personnel
General managerEneko Garate
Team manager(s)Óscar Guerrero
Juan Hernández
Juan Campos
Team name history

The team was managed by Eneko Garate with assistance from directeur sportifs Óscar Guerrero, Juan Hernández and Juan Campos.

The lead sponsor, Kaiku Corporación Alimentaria, is a Basque country dairy products company in which Caja Rural de Navarra at one time held a financial stake.[1]

In its first season, 2005, Kaiku, a.k.a. "Kaiku–Caja Rural", was formed from Caja Rural's amateur team. Kaiku Corporación had in the previous 22 years sponsored amateur teams that had featured riders who later became famous, such as Juan Antonio Flecha, Joseba Beloki, Juan Carlos Dominguez, Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero, Mikel Zarrabeitia, and Abraham Olano, but the company had not sponsored any team in the previous 5 years.[2]

2006 squadEdit

Name Birthdate Nationality
Jorge Azanza 16.06.1982   Spain
Antonio Berasategui 24.01.1978   Spain
Jon Bru 18.10.1977   Spain
Carlos Castaño 07.05.1979   Spain
Gustavo César 29.01.1980   Spain
Dionisio Galparsoro 13.08.1978   Spain
Rodrigo García 27.02.1980   Spain
Ivan Gilmartín 14.04.1983   Spain
José López 11.07.1976   Spain
Alberto Losada 28.02.1982   Spain
Israel Núñez 31.05.1979   Spain
Rubén Oarbeascoa 21.11.1975   Spain
Juan Oroz 11.07.1980   Spain
Adrian Palomares 18.02.1976   Spain
Javier Ruiz de Larrínaga 02.11.1979   Spain
Ricardo Serrano 04.08.1978   Spain
Fernando Serrano 19.01.1979   Spain
Pablo Urtasun 29.03.1980   Spain

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "noticias de Alava". Diario de Noticias-Edición Digital. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Spanish Continental Team Kaiku - A Profile, Daily Peloton". Retrieved 23 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)