TI–Raleigh was a Dutch professional track cycling and road bicycle racing team between 1972 and 1983. The team was created and led by Peter Post.

TI–Raleigh
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Team information
RegisteredNetherlands
Founded1972 (1972)
Disbanded1983
DisciplineRoad and track
Key personnel
General managerPeter Post
Team name history
1972–1975
1976
1977
1978–1979
1980–1981
1982-1983
TI–Raleigh
TI–Raleigh–Campagnolo
TI–Raleigh
TI–Raleigh–McGregor
TI–Raleigh–Creda
TI–Raleigh–Campagnolo
TI–Raleigh jersey
Jersey

The team was successful in classics and in stage races. Notable riders included Joop Zoetemelk, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Hennie Kuiper, Dave Lloyd, Urs Freuler, Henk Lubberding, Rene Pijnen, Johan van der Velde and Dietrich Thurau. The team was known for discipline; team time trials were a speciality. The frame-building was overseen by Jan le Grand at Raleigh's SBDU Ilkeston facility.

SponsorshipEdit

The team was sponsored by British cycling manufacturer Raleigh and Raleigh's holding company Tube Investments (TI).

The end of the TI-Raleigh teamEdit

At the end of the 1983 season, the TI–Raleigh team split up because of tension between former world champion Jan Raas and team leader Peter Post,[1] with seven cyclists following Post to the new Panasonic team and six cyclists joining Raas on the Kwantum team.[2]

Notable ridersEdit

Major winsEdit

1974
Grand Prix des Nations , Roy Schuiten
World Champion, Individual Pursuit, Roy Schuiten
European championship Madison, René Pijnen
Six Days of Dortmund, René Pijnen
Six Days of Rotterdam, René Pijnen
Six Days of Berlin, René Pijnen with Roy Schuiten
1975
Rund um den Henninger-Turm , Roy Schuiten
World Champion, Individual Pursuit, Roy Schuiten
Grand Prix des Nations, Roy Schuiten
Six Days of Bremen, René Pijnen
Six Days of Frankfurt am Main, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of London, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Munich, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Münster, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Zurich, Günther Haritz
1976
Tour de Suisse, Hennie Kuiper
Tour de France: 4 stages (Hennie Kuiper, Gerben Karstens (2), Team time trial)
European championship Madison, Réne Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Bremen, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Münster, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of Grenoble, Günther Haritz
1977
Four Days of Dunkirk, Gerrie Knetemann
Rund um den Henninger-Turm, Gerrie Knetemann
Tour de France: 8 stages (Dietrich Thurau (5), Gerrie Knetemann (2), Hennie Kuiper); 1st young rider classification (Dietrich Thurau), 1st team classification
Six Days of Herning, René Pijnen
Six Days of Cologne, René Pijnen with Günther Haritz
Six Days of London, René Pijnen
Six Days of Rotterdam, René Pijnen
Six Days of Grenoble, René Pijnen
1978
Amstel Gold Race, Jan Raas
Paris–Nice, Gerrie Knetemann
Paris–Brussels, Jan Raas
Paris–Tours, Jan Raas
Tour de Romandie, Johan van der Velde
Tour de Suisse, Paul Wellens
World Champion, Elite road, Gerrie Knetemann
Tour de France: 10 stages (Jan Raas (3), Gerrie Knetemann (2), Paul Wellens, Klaus-Peter Thaler, Hennie Kuiper, Henk Lubberding, team time trial); 7 yellow jerseys (Jan Raas (3), Gerrie Knetemann (2), Klaus-Peter Thaler (2)); 1st (Henk Lubberding) young rider classification
1979
Amstel Gold Race, Jan Raas
Tour of Flanders , Jan Raas
Tour de Suisse, Wilfried Wesemael
World Champion, Elite Road, Jan Raas
World Champion, Elite individual pursuit, Bert Oosterbosch
Tour de France: 6 stages (Gerrie Knetemann (2), team time trial (2), Jan Raas, Leo van Vliet); 1 yellow jersey (Gerrie Knetemann)
1980
  Tour de France, Joop Zoetemelk
Amstel Gold Race, Jan Raas
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré , Johan van der Velde
Tour de Luxembourg, Bert Oosterbosch
Gent–Wevelgem, Henk Lubberding
Tour of Belgium, Gerrie Knetemann
Tour de France: 11 stages (Jan Raas (3), Joop Zoetemelk (2), 2 x team time trial, Gerrie Knetemann, Bert Oosterbosch, Henk Lubberding, Cees Priem); 11 yellow jerseys (Joop Zoetemelk (10), Gerrie Knetemann); General classification: 1st (Joop Zoetemelk); 1st (Johan van der Velde) young rider classification
1981
Omloop Het Volk , Jan Raas
Gent–Wevelgem, Jan Raas
Paris–Tours, Jan Raas
Tour of Belgium, Ad Wijnands
Tour de France: 7 stages (team time trial (2), Ad Wijnands (2), Johan van der Velde (2), Urs Freuler); 4 yellow jerseys (Gerrie Knetemann)
1982
Amstel Gold Race, Jan Raas
Paris–Roubaix, Jan Raas
Gent–Wevelgem, Frank Hoste
Four Days of Dunkirk, Frank Hoste
Paris–Brussels, Jacques Hanegraaf
Rund um den Henninger-Turm, Ludo Peeters
Tour de France: 6 stages (Gerrie Knetemann (2), Jan Raas, Frank Hoste, Ludo Peeters, team time trial); 1 yellow jersey (Ludo Peeters)
World Track Championships, Leicester England, Gordon Singleton Gold in Keirin, Silver in Sprint
1983
Tour of Flanders , Jan Raas
Gent–Wevelgem, Leo van Vliet
Four Days of Dunkirk, Leo van Vliet
Rund um den Henninger-Turm, Ludo Peeters
Paris–Tours, Ludo Peeters
Championship of Zurich, Johan van der Velde
Tour de France: 4 stages (Bert Oosterbosch (2), Peter Winnen, Henk Lubberding); 1st team classification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holthausen, Joop (2005). Het geheim van Raleigh. Amsterdam: Arbeiderspers. ISBN 90-809676-3-7.
  2. ^ "New teams of the TI-Raleigh cyclists" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2008-03-20.

External linksEdit

  Media related to TI–Raleigh at Wikimedia Commons