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Saunier Duval–Prodir

Geox-TMC
Team information
UCI codeGEO
RegisteredSpain
Founded2004 (2004)
Disbanded2011
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesFuji
Key personnel
General managerMauro Gianetti
Team name history
2004–2007
2008
2008
2009
2010
2011
Saunier Duval–Prodir
Saunier Duval–Scott
Scott–American Beef
Fuji–Servetto
Footon–Servetto–Fuji
Geox-TMC

Geox-TMC was a Spanish-based road bicycle racing team, registered for 2011 as a UCI Professional Continental team. Established as Saunier Duval–Prodir in 2004, the team has had success in one-day races such as Clásica de San Sebastián.

The team's final title sponsors were Geox, an Italian shoe company, and TMC, a multinational company that develops electric transformers with cast resin windings.

History

After team cyclist Riccardo Riccò was arrested by police following a positive test for doping after the 4th stage of the 2008 Tour de France, the team left the 2008 Tour de France before the 12th stage of the race began. Both Riccò and Leonardo Piepoli were fired from the team,[1] but the team was still denied a place in the 2008 Vuelta a España[2] and other UCI ProTour races. The team's sponsors withdrew their support,[3][4] but new sponsors were found to retain the team's participation at the top level of the sport. The team continued through the 2009 and 2010 season sponsored by Fuji–Servetto and then later as Footon–Servetto–Fuji.

For 2011 the team secured new sponsors Geox and TMC. They entered the 2011 season as a pro continental team after failing to secure a World Tour Licence. They received a wild card invite to the Vuelta a España which they won with Juan José Cobo, although this result has been reversed by the UCI due to violation of anti-doping rules. On October 20 it was announced that Geox were withdrawing their sponsorship.[5] It was later announced by the UCI that riders were free to move to other teams.[6] On December 7, it was announced that management had failed to find a new sponsor, and would now turn their focus to helping riders find new teams, indicating that the team would not continue.[7]

The team in 2007

Major wins

2004[edit]

Stage 1 Tour of Qatar, Francisco Ventoso
Overall Vuelta a Andalucía, Juan Carlos Domínguez
Stage 3, Juan Carlos Domínguez
Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Joaquim Rodríguez
Stage 3 Vuelta a Aragón, Constantino Zaballa
Stage 4 Tour de Romandie, Fabian Jeker
Stage 5 Vuelta a Asturias, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero
Stages 1 & 2 Euskal Bizikleta, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero
Wachovia USPRO Championships, Francisco Ventoso
Overall Volta a Catalunya, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero
Stages 2, 3 & 4, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero
Clásica San Sebastián, Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero
Subida a Urkiola, Leonardo Piepoli
Stage 9 Vuelta a España, Leonardo Piepoli
Stage 19 Vuelta a España, Constantino Zaballa

2005[edit]

Stage 4 Volta a Catalunya, Leonardo Piepoli
Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya, Íñigo Cuesta
Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Chris Horner
 Italy Time Trial Championships, Marco Pinotti
 Spain Road Race Championships, Juan Manuel Gárate
Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Juan Carlos Domínguez
Stage 4, Juan Carlos Domínguez
Clásica de San Sebastián, Constantino Zaballa
Subida a Urkiola, Joaquim Rodríguez
Mountains classification in the Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez

2006[edit]

Stage 5 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, Riccardo Riccò
Overall Vuelta al Pais Vasco, José Ángel Gómez Marchante
Stage 6, José Ángel Gómez Marchante
Overall Volta a Catalunya, David Cañada
Stages 13 & 17 Giro d'Italia, Leonardo Piepoli
Overall Euskal Bizikleta, Koldo Gil
Stages 1 & 4b, Koldo Gil
Stage 4a, Francisco Ventoso
Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Koldo Gil
 Poland Time Trial Championship, Piotr Mazur
Stage 3 Vuelta a España, Francisco Ventoso
Stage 14 Vuelta a España, David Millar
Japan Cup, Riccardo Riccò

2007[edit]

Stage 4 Tour de San Luis, Riccardo Riccò
Prologue Paris–Nice, David Millar
Stages 3 & 4 Tirreno–Adriatico, Riccardo Riccò
Stages 2, 3 & 5 Vuelta a Castilla y León, Francisco Ventoso
Stage 5 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, Riccardo Riccò
Overall Vuelta al País Vasco, Juan José Cobo
Stages 1 & 5, Juan José Cobo
Subida al Naranco, Koldo Gil
Overall Vuelta a Asturias, Koldo Gil
Stage 3, Alberto Fernández de la Puebla
Stage 10 Giro d'Italia, Leonardo Piepoli
Stage 15 Giro d'Italia, Riccardo Riccò
Stage 17 Giro d'Italia, Gilberto Simoni
Stage 19 Giro d'Italia, Iban Mayo
Mountains classification Giro d'Italia, Leonardo Piepoli
GP Llodio, David de la Fuente
Stage 1 Euskal Bizikleta, Alberto Fernández de la Puebla
 Latvia Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks
 United Kingdom Road Race Championships, David Millar
 United Kingdom Time Trial Championships, David Millar
Subida a Urkiola, José Ángel Gómez Marchante
Stage 5 Eneco Tour, Luciano Pagliarini
Stage 9 Vuelta a España, Leonardo Piepoli
Stage 4 Tour of Missouri, Luciano Pagliarini
Stage 1 Vuelta a Chihuahua, Javier Mejías
Japan Cup, Manuele Mori

2008[edit]

Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucía, Denis Flahaut
Stage 6 Tour of California, Luciano Pagliarini
Stages 2 & 8 Giro d'Italia, Riccardo Riccò
Overall Euskal Bizikleta, Eros Capecchi
Stage 3, Eros Capecchi
 Latvia Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks
Stage 10 Tour de France, Juan José Cobo
Stage 5 Vuelta a Burgos, Juan José Cobo
Stage 9 Volta a Portugal, Juan José Cobo
Stage 7 Eneco Tour, Raivis Belohvoščiks
Stage 2 Deutschland Tour, David de la Fuente
Stages 4 & 5 Vuelta Mexico, José Alberto Benítez
Stage 4 Vuelta a Chihuahua, Iker Camaño
Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia, Riccardo Riccò
Stage 6: Riccardo Riccò
Stage 9: Riccardo Riccò
Stage 10: Leonardo Piepoli

Tested Positive For MIRCERA – Stripped of stage wins

2009[edit]

Stage 4 Vuelta a Castilla y León, Juan José Cobo
GP Miguel Induráin, David de la Fuente
Stage 1 Tour de Romandie, Ricardo Serrano

2010[edit]

Stage 2 Tour de San Luis, Rafael Valls
Stage 3 Tour Down Under, Manuel Cardoso
Overall Circuit de Lorraine, Fabio Felline
Stages 2 & 3, Fabio Felline

2011[edit]

Clásica de Almería, Matteo Pelucchi
Stage 3 Giro del Trentino, Fabio Duarte
Stage 2a Brixia Tour, Fabio Felline

National champions

2005
Time Trial Championships, Marco Pinotti
Road Race Championships, Juan Manuel Gárate
2006
Time Trial Championship, Piotr Mazur
2007
Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks
Road Race Championships, David Millar
Time Trial Championships, David Millar
2008
Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks

Supplementary statistics

Grand Tours by highest finishing position
Race 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Giro d'Italia 16 5 3 4 2 38 22 7
Tour de France 23 40 19 52
Vuelta a España 27 29 5 34 10 74 4
Monument races by highest finishing position
Race 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Milan–San Remo 9 10 54 18 27 36 68
Tour of Flanders 30 11 66 57
Paris–Roubaix 42 76 54 64
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 36 25 22 8 15
Giro di Lombardia 11 60 28 2 25 9 22

See also

References

  1. ^ "Spanish cycling team Saunier Duval sack Ricco". Agence France-Presse. Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  2. ^ "Scott–American Beef excluded from Spain's Vuelta". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  3. ^ Lynch, Robin (2008-07-23). "Saunier Duval to withdraw from cycling sponsorship". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  4. ^ "Scott Bicycles Discontinues Sponsorship". scottusa.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  5. ^ "Geox pulls sponsorship from cycling". cyclingnews.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-22.
  6. ^ "Geox riders free to leave". cyclingnews.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-22.
  7. ^ "Geox gives up hope of new sponsor". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  8. ^ "Historique du Tour de France". Archived from the original on 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  9. ^ Both Ricco and Piepoli subsequently tested positive for EPO Cera
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