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Cycling News Highlighting from January 1 to January 10 ,2012.
January 2, 2012
Project 1t4i manager confident of Tour de France invite
The third Dutch professional cycling team, Project 1t4i (formerlySkil-Shimano) is confident that it will take part in the 2012 Tour de France. Team manager Iwan Spekenbrink has told theTelegraafthat he was counting on racing the French Grand Tour as he elaborated the outfit's race programme for the upcoming season.Last year, the Tour organizers raised the number of participating teams to 22, inviting four Professional Continental outfits on top of the 18 squads that were guaranteed entry for their UCI ProTeam licenses. All four invited teams were French (FDJ, Europcar, Cofidis and Saur-Sojasun), but as FDJ has been given World Tour status in 2012, 'only' three French Pro Continental teams have to rely on an invitation, leaving at least one door open to a foreign team.
January 3, 2012
Saur-Sojasun ready for more World Tour races.
French Professional Continental teamSaur-Sojasunhas applied for an increased number of race invitations to World Tour events in 2012. Team manager Stéphane Heulot explained that it was necessary to participate in as many top level races as possible for his riders to fine-tune their abilities.
"We want to do a lot of World Tour races and expand our programme," Heulot toldVelochrono. "We realized that by participating and shining in the World Tour, we made progress and developed our riders - especially a solid group like ours. Even if, at one point, we'll have to sign other riders to step up, we can already make our riders grow without looking somewhere else.
January 9, 2012
Eclipse Pro Cycling toughen up ahead of key season
Eclipse Pro Cycling heads into the 2012 season with a bumper roster for its two squads, the previously announced under 23 team, Jayco-Honey Shotz, and elite outfit RBS Morgan-ATS with both set to make their mark on the Australasian racing circuit.
Gunning to improve on its fourth-placed ranking in Australia's National Road Series from 2011, the RBS Morgans-ATS roster is a mix of youth and experience with the skill to claim results over all terrains.
RadioShack-Nissan's Trek machines for 2012
This article first appeared onBikeradar.Trek Bicycle Corporation sponsored both the Leopard Trek andRadioShackteamslast yearso it's no surprise that when the two teams merged during the off-season that the Wisconsin company would carry on in that role for 2012.indeed, returning Leopard Trek riders will essentially have to make no adjustments whatsoever as aside from cosmetics, virtually every piece of equipment is carried over from the 2011 season. Anchoring the entire package isTrek's top-end Madone 6.9 SSL frame, dressed in a complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2electronic group plus a wide array of components from the company's parts and accessories arm, Bontrager, including the new Aeolus wide-profile carbon tubular wheels, handlebars, stems, saddles, and even bar tape.