Palmans (cycling team)

Palmans was a Belgian professional road and cyclo-cross cycling team that existed from 1993 until 2010.[2] The team underwent many different name changes throughout its existence, but was always sponsored by Palmans, an international road transport company.

Palmans
Egidijus Juodvalkis.jpg
Egidijus Juodvalkis wearing the team's jersey in 2010.
Team information
UCI codePCO
RegisteredBelgium
Founded1993
Disbanded2010
Discipline(s)Road
Cyclo-cross
StatusUCI Continental (2006–2010)[1]
BicyclesRidley
Key personnel
General managerCharles Palmans
Team manager(s)Marcel Omloop
Team name history
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998–2000
2001
2002–2003
2006–2007
2008–2010
Primator–Palmans
Palmans–Inco Coating
Palmans–Ipso
Palmans–Boghemans
Palmans–Lystex
Palmans–Ideal
Collstrop–Palmans
Palmans–Collstrop
Palmans–Collstrop
Palmans–Cras

In 2000, the team merged with Collstrop, another Belgian team.

The team disbanded for two years in 2004. Part of the staff and Palmans, the main sponsor, helped form a new Belgian team, Mr. Bookmaker–Palmans–Collstrop. In 2006, MrBookmaker.com–SportsTech split in two. Part of the team became Unibet.com and the other returned to Palmans–Collstrop. In 2010, the team permanently disbanded.[1]

Major winsEdit

RacesEdit

National championshipsEdit

2003
  Belgium Road Race, Geert Omloop
  Britain Road Race, Roger Hammond
2008
  Finland Time Trial, Matti Helminen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Palmans Cras". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Palmans Cras". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 22 March 2020.