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GW Erco Shimano

GW–Shimano–Sidermec
Team information
UCI codeGES
Registered
  • Italy (1996–2022)
  • Colombia (2023–)
Founded1996 (1996)
Discipline(s)Road
Status
BicyclesBottecchia
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerGianni Savio
Team name history
1996
1997–1998
1999
2000
2001
2002–2005
2006
2007
2008–2009
2010–2011
2012–2014
2015
2016–2017
2017
2018–2021
2022
2023
2024–
Gaseosas Glacial–Selle Italia
Kross–Selle Italia
Selle Italia
Aguardiente Néctar–Selle Italia
Selle Italia–Pacific
Colombia–Selle Italia
Selle Italia–Serramenti Diquigiovanni
Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni–Selle Italia
Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni–Androni Giocattoli
Androni Giocattoli
Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
Androni–Sidermec
Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
Androni–Sidermec–Bottecchia
Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
Drone Hopper–Androni Giocattoli
GW–Shimano–Sidermec
GW Erco Shimano
GW Erco Shimano jersey
GW Erco Shimano jersey
Jersey
Current season

GW Erco Shimano (UCI team code: GES) is a Colombian-registered UCI Continental cycling team that participates in road bicycle racing events on the UCI Continental Circuits. Prior to 2023, the team was based in Italy and held UCI ProTeam status. Gianni Savio manages the team, with assistance from directeurs sportifs Giovanni Ellena, Antonio Castano, Didier Paindaveine and Marco Bellini.

In 2022, with the arrival of a new sponsor — Drone Hopper (an aeronautical engineering company based in Spain) — the team has received a new name Drone Hopper–Androni Giocattoli.[1]

Doping

On 5 June 2014 Patrick Facchini gave an adverse analytical finding for Tuaminoheptane and was consequently banned for 10 months.[2]

On 30 June 2015 Davide Appollonio gave an adverse analytical finding for EPO and was provisionally suspended.[3] On 27 July 2015 Fabio Taborre gave a positive test result for the banned blood-booster FG-4592 in an out-of-competition control on 16 June. The team were automatically suspended by the UCI under new rules.[4] FG-4592 (Roxadustat) is in phase 3 clinical trials and has not yet been commercialised. The drug was developed jointly by FibroGen and AstraZeneca. Unlike EPO, which directly stimulates the production of red blood cells, FG-4592 is taken orally, and stimulates natural production of EPO in a manner similar to altitude training.[5] This class of compounds has been outlawed by WADA. The UCI subsequently suspended the team for 30 days.[6]

Riders at the 2012 Route du Sud

Team roster

As of 7 February 2024.[7]
Rider Date of birth
 Daniel Arroyave (COL) (2000-06-19) 19 June 2000 (age 23)
 Lukas Blanco (COL) (2002-07-29) 29 July 2002 (age 21)
 Adrián Bustamante (COL) (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 25)
 William Colorado (COL) (2004-06-24) 24 June 2004 (age 19)
 Oscar Garzon (COL) (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 20)
 Fabian Lopez (COL) (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 27)
 Juan Carlos López (COL) (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 23)
 Andrés Mancipe (COL) (2002-07-10) 10 July 2002 (age 21)
Rider Date of birth
 Alejandro Osorio (COL) (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 26)
 Frank Osorio (COL) (1987-08-28) 28 August 1987 (age 36)
 Diego Pescador (COL) (2004-12-21) 21 December 2004 (age 19)
 Juan Sebastian Pinilla (COL) (2004-12-08) 8 December 2004 (age 19)
 Edgar Pinzón (COL) (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 23)
 Brandon Rojas (COL) (2002-07-02) 2 July 2002 (age 21)
 Jeferson Ruiz (COL) (2002-07-06) 6 July 2002 (age 21)
 Cristian Velez (COL) (2005-02-16) 16 February 2005 (age 19)

Major wins

National champions

References

  1. ^ "DEFINITO IL SECONDO NOME DEL TEAM DI SAVIO E BELLINI: A FIANCO DI DRONE HOPPER CI SARA' ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI". TUTTOBICIWEB. 2021-09-09. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  2. ^ "Home" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Appollonio provisionally suspended for EPO". Cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ Laura Weislo. "UCI revamps anti-doping regulations for 2015". Cyclingnews.com.
  5. ^ "Taborre positive for novel EPO stimulating drug FG-4592". Cyclingnews.com.
  6. ^ "UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec for 30 days". Cyclingnews.com.
  7. ^ "GW Erco Shimano". UCI.org. Retrieved 7 February 2024.
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