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Giant-Shimano
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Team information
UCI code GIA
Based Netherlands
Founded 2005 (2005)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental (2005–2012)
UCI ProTeam (2013–)
Bicycles Giant
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Iwan Spekenbrink
Team name history
2005
2006–2011
Jan–Mar 2012
April 2012 – January 2014
January 2014–
Shimano-Memory Corp
Skil Shimano
Project 1t4i
Argos-Shimano
Giant-Shimano
Giant-Shimano jersey
Jersey
Current season

Giant-Shimano[1] (UCI Team Code: GIA) is a professional Dutch cycling team that participates in UCI ProTour events and, when selected, in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team is managed by Iwan Spekenbrink and uses Giant bicycles.

History[edit]

The team has existed since 2005 but Skil previously sponsored a French cycling team, Skil-Sem, from 1984 to 1985, with a similar jersey. Thanks to aggressive strategies during Paris–Nice in 2008 and 2009, the team was awarded a wildcard for the 2009 Tour de France, making it their first appearance in a Grand Tour.

After losing its sponsors at the end of 2011, the team adopted the name "Project 1T4i", standing for "team spirit, inspiration, integrity, improvement and innovation",[2] until a new sponsor was secured. Ahead of the Tour of Flanders on 1 April 2012, the team became Argos-Shimano following the announcement of a three-year naming rights contract with the Argos North Sea Group, an independent oil company based in the Netherlands.[3][4]

In 2012, the team received their second wildcard invitation to the 2012 Tour de France, along with three other French-registered teams Cofidis, Team Europcar and Saur-Sojasun.[5]

In December 2012 it was announced that the team would compete at the World Tour level for the 2013 season.[6]

Team roster[edit]

As of 1 January 2014.[7] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Jonas Ahlstrand (SWE) (1990-02-16)16 February 1990 (aged 23)
 Nikias Arndt (GER) (1991-11-18)18 November 1991 (aged 22)
 Warren Barguil (FRA) (1991-10-28)28 October 1991 (aged 22)
 Lawson Craddock (USA) (1992-02-20)20 February 1992 (aged 21)
 Roy Curvers (NED) (1979-12-27)27 December 1979 (aged 34)
 Thomas Damuseau (FRA) (1989-03-18)18 March 1989 (aged 24)
 Bert De Backer (BEL) (1984-04-02)2 April 1984 (aged 29)
 Koen de Kort (NED) (1982-09-08)8 September 1982 (aged 31)
 John Degenkolb (GER) (1989-01-07)7 January 1989 (aged 24)
 Dries Devenyns (BEL) (1983-07-22)22 July 1983 (aged 30)
 Tom Dumoulin (NED) (1990-11-11)11 November 1990 (aged 23)
 Johannes Fröhlinger (GER) (1985-06-09)9 June 1985 (aged 28)
 Simon Geschke (GER) (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 (aged 27)
 Chad Haga (USA) (1988-08-26)26 August 1988 (aged 25)
 Thierry Hupond (FRA) (1984-11-10)10 November 1984 (aged 29)
Rider Date of birth
 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 24)
 Ji Cheng (CHN) (1987-07-15)15 July 1987 (aged 26)
 Marcel Kittel (GER) (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 25)
 Loh Sea Keong (MYS) (1986-11-02)2 November 1986 (aged 27)
 Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) (1991-02-22)22 February 1991 (aged 22)
 Luka Mezgec (SLO) (1988-06-27)27 June 1988 (aged 25)
 Daan Olivier (NED) (1992-11-24)24 November 1992 (aged 21)
 Tom Peterson (USA) (1986-12-24)24 December 1986 (aged 27)
 Georg Preidler (AUT) (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 23)
 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 24)
 Matthieu Sprick (FRA) (1981-09-29)29 September 1981 (aged 32)
 Tom Stamsnijder (NED) (1985-05-15)15 May 1985 (aged 28)
 Albert Timmer (NED) (1985-06-13)13 June 1985 (aged 28)
 Tom Veelers (NED) (1984-09-14)14 September 1984 (aged 29)


Major results[edit]

2005
1st Stage 2 Tour of Siam, Kaoru Ouchi
1st Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 1, 2 & 3 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer, Stefan Schumacher
1st Japan Japanese National Road Race Championships, Hidenori Nodera
2006
1st GP Pino Cerami, Sebastian Langeveld
1st Overall Tour of Belgium, Maarten Tjallingii
1st Stage 1, Maarten Tjallingii
1st Stage 2 Tour du Luxembourg, Paul Martens
1st Stage 1 Ster Elektrotoer, Aart Vierhouten
1st Noord Nederland Tour, Aart Vierhouten
1st Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake, Maarten Tjallingii
1st Stage 1 & 2, René Weissinger
1st Stage 7, Maarten Tjallingii
1st Münsterland Giro, Paul Martens
3rd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Aart Vierhouten
2007
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 2 Ster Elektrotoer, Paul Martens
1st Profronde van Friesland, Maarten Den Bakker
1st Nationale Sluitingprijs, Floris Goesinnen
2008
1st Stage 7 Jelajah Malaysia, Yusuke Hatanaka
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland, Robert Wagner
1st Stage 1 Tour de Picardie, Sebastian Siedler
1st Japan Japanese National Road Race Championships, Hidenori Nodera
1st Stage 1 Delta Tour Zeeland, Robert Wagner
1st Stage 1 Tour de Korea, Shinri Suzuki
1st Stage 7 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Tom Veelers
1st Stage 1b Brixia Tour, Team Time Trial
1st Stage 1 Tour de l'Ain, Floris Goesinnen
1st Stage 1 Tour of South China Sea, Ji Cheng
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk, Clément Lhotellerie
2009
1st Ronde van Overijssel, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 1 Four Days of Dunkirk, Kenny van Hummel
1st Batavus Prorace, Kenny van Hummel
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic, Kenny van Hummel
1st Tour de Rijke, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 2 Delta Tour Zeeland, Robert Wagner
1st Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Tom Veelers
2nd Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, Kenny van Hummel
3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk, Cyril Lemoine
3rd Stage 3 Tour de France, Cyril Lemoine
2010
1st Stage 2 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Robert Wagner
1st Hel van het Mergelland, Yann Huguet
1st Ronde van Noord-Holland, Robert Wagner
1st Ronde van Overijssel, Job Vissers
1st Stage 1 Tour de Picardie, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 2 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Robert Wagner
1st Stage 2 Tour of Belgium, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 4 Tour of Belgium, Dominique Cornu
1st Stage 1 Delta Tour Zeeland, Mitchell Docker
1st Stage 2 Delta Tour Zeeland, Robert Wagner
1st Stage 3 Route du Sud, Mitchell Docker
1st Stage 4, 5, 7 & 9 Tour of Hainan, Kenny van Hummel
2nd Overall Tour of Belgium, Dominique Cornu
2nd Dutch Food Valley Classic, Kenny van Hummel
2011
1st Stage 3 Tour de Langkawi, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 2 Critérium International, Simon Geschke
1st Overall Ronde van Drenthe, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stages 1 & 2, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stage 8 Presidential Tour of Turkey, Kenny van Hummel
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 & 5 Four Days of Dunkirk, Marcel Kittel
1st ProRace Berlin, Marcel Kittel
1st Overall Delta Tour Zeeland, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 1, Marcel Kittel
1st Halle-Ingooigem, Roy Curvers
1st Stage 4 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Alexandre Geniez
1st Stages 1, 2, 3 & 7 Tour de Pologne, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 7 Vuelta a España, Marcel Kittel
1st Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen, Kenny van Hummel
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Tom Veelers
1st Münsterland Giro, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 3 & 5 Herald Sun Tour, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 3 Tour of Hainan, Tom Veelers
1st Stages 6, 7 & 9 Tour of Hainan, Kenny van Hummel
2012
1st Japan Japanese National Road Race Championships, Yukihiro Doi
1st Overall UCI Europe Tour, John Degenkolb
1st Stage 2 Étoile de Bessèges, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 3 & 6 Tour of Oman, Marcel Kittel
1st Prologue Vuelta a Andalucía, Patrick Gretsch
1st Stage 2 Three Days of De Panne, Marcel Kittel
1st Scheldeprijs, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 1 & 2 Four Days of Dunkirk, John Degenkolb
1st Overall Tour de Picardie, John Degenkolb
1st Stages 1 & 3, John Degenkolb
1st Stages 1 & 4 Ster ZLM Toer, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 7 Tour de Pologne, John Degenkolb
1st Stages 1 & 4 Eneco Tour, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 2, 5, 7, 10 & 21 Vuelta a España, John Degenkolb
1st Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, Ronan van Zandbeek
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues, John Degenkolb
1st Omloop van het Houtland, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 2 & 3 Tour de l'Eurometropole, Marcel Kittel
1st Münsterland Giro, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 5 & 8 Tour of Hainan, Ramon Sinkeldam
2013
1st Stage 1 Tour of Oman, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya, François Parisien
1st Scheldeprijs, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 1, 7 & 8 Tour of Turkey, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 5 Giro d'Italia, John Degenkolb
1st Overall Tour de Picardie, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 1 & 3, Marcel Kittel
1st ProRace Berlin, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 3 Ster ZLM Toer, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 1, 10, 12 & 21 Tour de France, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 3 Arctic Race of Norway, Nikias Arndt
1st Vattenfall Cyclassics, John Degenkolb
1st Stages 13 & 16 Vuelta a España, Warren Barguil
1st Grote Prijs Jef Scherens, Bert De Backer
1st Omloop van het Houtland, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 2 & 4 Tour de l'Eurometropole, John Degenkolb
1st Binche–Chimay–Binche, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
1st Paris–Bourges, John Degenkolb
1st Paris–Tours, John Degenkolb
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing, Luka Mezgec
2014
1st Stages 2, 3 & 4 Dubai Tour, Marcel Kittel
1st Overall Étoile de Bessèges, Tobias Ludvigsson
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Tobias Ludvigsson
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3 Tour Méditerranéen, John Degenkolb
1st Stage 3 Paris–Nice, John Degenkolb
1st Handzame Classic, Luka Mezgec
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5 Volta a Catalunya, Luka Mezgec
1st Stage 2 (ITT) Critérium International, Tom Dumoulin
1st Gent–Wevelgem, John Degenkolb
1st Stage 2 Circuit de la Sarthe, Jonas Ahlstrand
1st Scheldeprijs, Marcel Kittel
1st Stages 2 & 3 Giro d'Italia, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk, Thierry Hupond
1st Stage 2 World Ports Classic, Ramon Sinkeldam
1st Stage 21 Giro d'Italia, Luka Mezgec
1st Stage 3 Critérium du Dauphiné, Nikias Arndt
1st Stage 1 Ster ZLM Toer, Marcel Kittel
1st Stage 1, 3 & 4 Tour de France, Marcel Kittel

National Champions[edit]

2005
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Japan Road Race Championships, Hidenori Nodera
2008
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Japan Road Race Championships, Hidenori Nodera
2012
1st MaillotJapón.PNG Japan Road Race Championships, Yukihiro Doi

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www1.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/9114510/giant-shimano-confirmed-as-new-name-for-team-formerly-known-as-argos-shimano
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "1t4i-ploeg heet vanaf zondag Argos-Shimano" [1T4i-team is called Argos-Shimano from next Sunday on]. Sporza (in Dutch) (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie). 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Benson, Daniel (30 March 2012). "Argos-Shimano cycling team presented in Rotterdam". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Argos-Shimano receives Tour de France wildcard invitation". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 6 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Argos-Shimano Team celebrates its new WorldTour license". CyclingNews (Future Publishing Limited). 10 December 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Team Giant-Shimano (GIA) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 

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