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Boasson Hagen and Lvkvist left Columbia because of top sprinters
November 25, 2009 (11:37) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Edvald Boasson Hagen and Thomas Lövkvist left Team Columbia-HTC because of the American team's emphasis on its two top sprinters. The two young riders, who are joining the new Team Sky, said that the team's support of Mark Cavendish and André Greipel didn't leave enough opportunities for them. “I was sitting at home during the Tour because I did not fit completely into the train to Mark Cavendish,” Sweden's Lövkvist told nettevisen.no . “The reason is that the ... More...
Columbia-HTC pleased with women's season
October 30, 2009 (23:20) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The Columbia-HTC Women's Team concluded a successful season in 2009 with 46 total wins.  The team's director Ronny Lauke had nothing but praise for his riders, including Ina Teutenberg, Judith Arndt, Linda Villumsen and Kim Anderson. "I'm very proud of the riders for what they achieved, both as a team and in terms of the winning results," said sports director Lauke. "If you look back on the year, we did very well. Equally importantly, we battled through some really difficult ... More...
Columbia-HTCs Greipel to return Down Under
October 30, 2009 (02:07) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Germany’s André Greipel will try to add a second Santos Tour Down Under title to his palmares in January, after his title defense earlier this year was hampered by an accident at the Australian race. Race director Mike Turtur announced Greipel’s return to the South Australian race as he revealed Columbia-HTC’s likely lineup. “After Greipel’s mishap at the race this year we are pleased he will be back in South Australia,” said Turtur. “History shows ... More...
Columbia tops team win list again in 2009
October 29, 2009 (11:14) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The Columbia-HTC men brought in 86 victories on the 2009 season, the most wins of any other ProTour team for the second consecutive year, and one more than 2008. The wins came from 15 different riders and were scored from January to October. "2009 proved to be an outstanding year for Columbia-HTC," said to team owner Bob Stapleton. "We had ambitious goals with this international team of young riders, and we exceeded even our own expectations.” The successful season opened with ... More...
Columbia-HTC women aim for return to the top in 2010
October 19, 2009 (13:29) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The Columbia-HTC women's team will be going all out to reclaim the number one spot in the world next year after being beaten by Cervélo TestTeam in 2009. It was the first time in three seasons that Bob Stapleton's squad missed out on the accolade and despite a series of crashes that robbed Judith Arndt of valuable race days, the team are looking to strengthen with the signing of Noemi Cantele and Evelyn Stevens. "Out biggest disappointment last year was falling from number one to number ... More...
Columbia-HTC recruits Saramotins
October 04, 2009 (23:14) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Winner of Saturday's Münsterland Giro, Aleksejs Saramotins has capped of a big weekend with the announcement that he will race for Columbia-HTC in 2010. The 27-year-old Latvian is one of two riders that will leave Danish Continental team Designa Køkken for a ProTour squad at the end of the current season. "I have had a great season which I would like to thank Designa Køkken for," said Saramotins on Sunday. "They have really managed to help me develop into an even ... More...
Columbia's Stapleton "unenthusiastic" about radio ban
September 27, 2009 (16:54) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Columbia-HTC team chief Bob Stapleton has joined what appears to be a growing chorus of opposition to the Union Cycliste Internationale's (UCI) announcement that it will gradually phase out the use of intercom radios in races. On Wednesday, the UCI's Management Committee voted that the two-way radios currently used by riders and teams to exchange tactical and safety information should disappear from professional racing. The UCI plans to announce its timetable for implementing the ban in the coming ... More...
Roulston replaces Henderson at Columbia
September 08, 2009 (01:24) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Greg Henderson is leaving the hard-hitting Columbia HTC cycling team but it will lose little of its sprint power by replacing him with fellow New Zealander Hayden Roulston. Team owner Bob Stapleton indicated that Henderson, who... More...
Columbia-HTC confirms 2010 roster
September 07, 2009 (17:24) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Team Columbia-HTC has signed what it describes as eight youthful talents for the 2010 season, replacing several experienced riders who have left the squad. The 2010 roster includes 27 riders for the men’s team and nine members for the women’s team. New members of the men's squad include eight riders under the age of 25, including Saxo Bank riders Lars Ytting Bak and Australian Matt Goss. Also joining the team from Cervelo TestTeam is New Zealand track specialist Hayden Roulston. "We ... More...
Statistics show Columbia's Grand Tour dominance
September 04, 2009 (23:59) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Team Columbia-HTC has dominated the stage wins in the Grand Tour this season, taking 15 of the 48 stages raced so far. It is also the only team to have won stages in all three Grand Tours in 2009. To add to its dominance, Columbia has more wins than any other team and its two top sprinters have both claimed more victories than any other rider in the peloton. Columbia have claimed six stages at each of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, and three at the Vuelta a España. No other team ... More...
Hincapie leaves Columbia for BMC
September 02, 2009 (11:44) [ Indexed from BBC Sport ]
Britain's Mark Cavendish loses George Hincapie from Team Columbia as the American moves to BMC Racing. More...
Mark Cavendish to ride for Team Columbia in Tour of Missouri
August 19, 2009 (18:07) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Britain's Tour de France hero Mark Cavendish will ride for Team Columbia in the Tour of Missouri. More...

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