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Panasonic (cycling team)

Panasonic
Panasonic–Isostar team car
Team information
RegisteredNetherlands
Founded1984 (1984)
Disbanded1992
Discipline(s)Road
Key personnel
General managerPeter Post[1][2]
Team name history
1984–May 1987
May 1987–1989
1990–1992
Panasonic
Panasonic–Isostar
Panasonic–Sportlife
Panasonic (cycling team) jersey
Panasonic (cycling team) jersey
Jersey

Panasonic was a Dutch professional cycling team, sponsored by the Matusishita Corporation, formed in 1984 by team manager Peter Post, when the TI–Raleigh main sponsors, withdrew sponsorship.[3] Some of the riders, followed Jan Raas to his newly formed team, Kwantum Hallen–Decosol. Peter Post retained some riders, and rebuilt his team, with riders, who became one of the most dominant teams, for both classics, and stage races.

The Panasonic team, had a reputation for always having the best equipment, vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, team clothing by Descente 1984-87 / AGU 1988-89 & Biemme 1990–92, team bicycles from Raleigh 1984–85 / Eddy Merckx 1986–87[4] & Colnago 1988–89, were always fitted with Italian Campagnolo groupsets.

Between 1990 and 1992 the team used Panasonic branded bicycles, fitted with Japanese Shimano equipment, reflecting its corporate branding.

Team riders

1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding Henk Lubberding
Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens Guy Nulens
Eddy Planckaert Eddy Planckaert Eddy Planckaert Eddy Planckaert Danny Clark Danny Clark Eddy Planckaert Eddy Planckaert Wilfried Nelissen
Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Theo de Rooij Rudy Dhaenens Rudy Dhaenens
Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden Eric Vanderaerden Viatcheslav Ekimov Viatcheslav Ekimov Viatcheslav Ekimov
Peter Winnen Peter Winnen Peter Winnen Peter Winnen Peter Winnen Peter Winnen Eddy Bouwmans Eddy Bouwmans Eddy Bouwmans
Ludo De Keulenaer Ludo De Keulenaer Ludo De Keulenaer Ludo De Keulenaer Louis de Koning Louis de Koning Louis de Koning Louis de Koning Louis de Koning
Bert Oosterbosch Bert Oosterbosch Bert Oosterbosch Bert Oosterbosch Urs Freuler Urs Freuler Urs Freuler Urs Freuler
Phil Anderson Phil Anderson Phil Anderson Phil Anderson Jean-Marie Wampers Jean-Marie Wampers Jean-Marie Wampers Jean-Marie Wampers
Gert-Jan Theunisse Gert-Jan Theunisse Gert-Jan Theunisse Anjo van Loon Anjo van Loon Anjo van Loon Gert-Jan Theunisse Maurizio Fondriest Maurizio Fondriest
Jos Lammertink Jos Lammertink Jos Lammertink John Talen John Talen John Talen John Talen Jacques Hanegraaf Jacques Hanegraaf
Gerard Veldscholten Gerard Veldscholten Allan Peiper Allan Peiper Allan Peiper Allan Peiper Allan Peiper Jo Planckaert Jo Planckaert
Walter Planckaert Walter Planckaert Teun van Vliet Teun van Vliet Teun van Vliet Teun van Vliet Teun van Vliet Robert Van De Vin Robert Van De Vin
Johan Lammerts Johan Lammerts Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker Eric Van Lancker
Steven Rooks Steven Rooks Erik Breukink Erik Breukink Erik Breukink Erik Breukink Steven Rooks Marc van Orsouw Marc van Orsouw
Bert Wekema Bert Wekema Peter Harings Peter Harings Peter Harings Peter Harings Marc Sergeant Marc Sergeant Marc Sergeant
René Kos René Kos Robert Millar Robert Millar Corné Van Rijen Corné Van Rijen Corné Van Rijen Dimitri Zhdanov Dimitri Zhdanov
Henk Baars Henk Baars Dietrich Thurau Dietrich Thurau Harry Rozendal Harry Rozendal Harry Rozendal
Jos Alberts Ludo Giesberts Jan van Wijk Jan van Wijk Michel Cornelisse Michel Cornelisse Menno Vink Menno Vink
Danny Lippens Johan van der Velde Martin Hendriks Martin Hendriks Thomas Dürst Thomas Dürst Marco Zen Marco Zen
Michel Groenendaal Danny Vanderaerden Hansruedi Märki Hansruedi Märki Olaf Ludwig Olaf Ludwig Olaf Ludwig
Bernard Gavillet Arno Ottevanger Eric Knuvers Eric Knuvers Eric Knuvers
Heinz Imboden Jean-Paul van Poppel Jean-Paul van Poppel Jens Veggerby
Jef Lieckens Jef Lieckens
Patrick Strouken Patrick Strouken
Jos Van Der Pas Jens Heppner
Frank van Veenendaal Michel Legrand
Rob Mulders

Major wins

Sources:[5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Dutch cycling legend Peter Post dies aged 77". www.velonation.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Phil Anderson's cycling dream team". cyclingnews.com. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Panasonic Cycling Team". Prendas Ciclismo. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Eddy Merckx bikes produces retro Panasonic tribute bike in time for the Classics". Global Cycling Network. 19 January 2024. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  5. ^ "Peter Post". www.cyclingarchives.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  6. ^ "Victory history Panasonic - Sportlife". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
  7. ^ Pioro, Matthew (4 July 2018). "Watch: Steve Bauer remembers the 1988 Tour de France". Canadian Cycling Magazine. Retrieved 1 February 2024.
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