Geox-TMC

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Geox-TMC
Geoxlogo.jpg
Team information
UCI code GEO
Based Spain
Founded 2004 (2004)
Disbanded 2011
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Bicycles Fuji
Key personnel
General manager Mauro 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.

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. 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]

Major results[edit]

2004[edit]

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

2005[edit]

1st Stage 4 Volta a Catalunya, Leonardo Piepoli
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya, Iñigo Cuesta
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Chris Horner
1st  Italy Time Trial Championships, Marco Pinotti
1st  Spain Road Race Championships, Juan Manuel Gárate
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Juan Carlos Domínguez
1st Stage 4, Juan Carlos Domínguez
1st Clasica San Sebastian, Constantino Zaballa
1st Subida Urkiola, Joaquim Rodríguez
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification in the Vuelta a España, Joaquim Rodríguez
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya, Leonardo Piepoli
3rd Overall Paris-Nice, Constantino Zaballa

2006[edit]

1st Stage 5 Settimana Coppi & Bartali, Riccardo Riccò
1st Overall Vuelta al Pais Vasco, José Ángel Gómez Marchante
1st Stage 6, José Ángel Gómez Marchante
1st Overall Volta a Catalunya, David Cañada
1st Stage 13 & 17 Giro d'Italia, Leonardo Piepoli
1st Overall Euskal Bizikleta, Koldo Gil
1st Stage 1 & 4b, Koldo Gil
1st Stage 4a, Francisco Ventoso
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Koldo Gil
1st  Poland Time Trial Championship, Piotr Mazur
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a España, Francisco Ventoso
1st Stage 14 Vuelta a España, David Millar
1st Japan Cup, Riccardo Riccò
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse, Koldo Gil
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia, Gilberto Simoni

2007[edit]

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

2008[edit]

1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucia, Denis Flahaut
1st Stage 6 Tour of California, Luciano Pagliarini
1st Stages 2 & 8 Giro d'Italia, Riccardo Riccò
1st Overall Euskal Bizikleta, Eros Capecchi
1st Stage 3, Eros Capecchi
1st  Latvia Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks
1st Stage 10 Tour de France, Juan José Cobo
1st Stage 5 Vuelta a Burgos, Juan José Cobo
1st Stage 9 Volta a Portugal, Juan José Cobo
1st Stage 7 Eneco Tour, Raivis Belohvoščiks
1st Stage 2 Deutschland Tour, David de la Fuente
1st Stage 4 & 5 Vuelta Mexico, José Alberto Benitez
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Chihuahua, Iker Camaño
1st Young rider classification in the Giro d'Italia, Riccardo Riccò
2nd Overall 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]

1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, Juan José Cobo
1st GP Miguel Indurain, David de la Fuente
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie, Ricardo Serrano
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España, Juan José Cobo

2010[edit]

1st Stage 2 Tour de San Luis, Rafael Valls
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under, Manuel Cardoso
1st Overall Circuit de Lorraine, Fabio Felline
1st Stage 2 & 3, Fabio Felline

2011[edit]

1st Clasica de Almeria, Matteo Pelucchi
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino, Fabio Duarte
1st Stage 2a Brixia Tour, Fabio Felline
1st Overall Jersey red.svg Vuelta a España, Juan José Cobo
1st Stage 15, Juan José Cobo

National Champions[edit]

2005
1st MaillotItalia.svg Time Trial Championships, Marco Pinotti
1st MaillotEspaña.PNG Road Race Championships, Juan Manuel Gárate
2006
1st MaillotPolonia.PNG Time Trial Championship, Piotr Mazur
2007
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Road Race Championships, David Millar
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Time Trial Championships, David Millar
2008
1st MaillotLetonia.PNG Time Trial Championships, Raivis Belohvoščiks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish cycling team Saunier Duval sack Ricco". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Scott-American Beef excluded from Spain's Vuelta". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  3. ^ Lynch, Robin (2008-07-23). "Saunier Duval to withdraw from cycling sponsorship". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Scott Bicycles Discontinues Sponsorship". scottusa.com. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Geox pulls sponsorship from cycling". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2022-10-20.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Geox riders free to leave". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2022-10-20.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/geox-gives-up-hope-of-new-sponsor
  8. ^ http://www.letour.fr/HISTO/fr/TDF/2008/vainqueurs.html
  9. ^ Both Ricco and Piepoli subsequently tested positive for EPO Cera

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