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Aurum Hotels

Aurum Hotels
The team in 2006
Team information
RegisteredSlovenia (1996)
Italy (1997–2004)
Switzerland (2005)
Italy (2006–2007)
Founded1996
Disbanded2007
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Professional Continental (2005–2006)
UCI Continental (2007)
Team name history
1996
1997
1998–1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005–2006
2007
Cantina Tollo–Co.Bo.
Cantina Tollo–Carrier–Starplast
Cantina Tollo–Alexia Alluminio
Cantina Tollo–Regain
Cantina Tollo–Acqua & Sapone
Acqua & Sapone–Cantina Tollo
Domina Vacanze–Elitron
Domina Vacanze
Naturino–Sapore di Mare[1]
Aurum Hotels

Aurum Hotels was an Italian professional cycling team founded in 1996 and disbanded in 2007. Over the years the team included several stars such as Danilo Di Luca and Mario Cipollini.

Two of their sponsors later sponsored other teams: Acqua & Sapone ran from 2004 until 2012, while Domina Vacanze left the team in 2004 to sponsor the former De Nardi for the 2005 season. The team became Aurum Hotels in 2007.[2]

History

In 2004 they rode Specialized bikes.[3] Mario Cipollini left the team in 2004 taking many teammates with him forcing the team to start-anew in 2005.[4] In 2005 at the Subida al Naranco, Alessio Galletti had a heart-attack which led to cardiac arrest and he died.[5]

The team in 2005

References

  1. ^ "NATURINO - SAPORE DI MARE". UCI. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  2. ^ Brown, Gregor (24 November 2006). "Naturino-Sapore di Mare changes to Aurum Hotels". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Bikes at the 2004 Milan-San Remo". autobus.cyclingnews.com. 29 March 2004. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  4. ^ Jones, Jeff; Clarke, Les (28 January 2005). "Naturino-Sapore di Mare presentation". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Goolaerts just one of many cyclists to die of heart attack – DW – 04/10/2018". dw.com. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
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