Kaiku

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Kaiku
Kaiku Team
Team information
UCI code KAI
Based Spain
Founded 2005 (2005)
Disbanded 2006
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Key personnel
General manager Eneko Garate
Directeur sportif Óscar Guerrero
Juan Hernández
Juan Campos
Team name history

Kaiku (UCI Team Code: KAI) was a Spanish UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in the Basque country that participated in UCI Continental Circuits races and when selected as a wildcard to UCI ProTour events.

The team was managed by Eneko Garate with assistance from directeur sportifs Óscar Guerrero, Juan Hernández and Juan Campos.

The lead sponsor, Kaiku Corporación Alimentaria, is a Basque country dairy products company in which Caja Rural de Navarra at one time held a financial stake.[1]

In its first season, 2005, Kaiku, a.k.a "Kaiku–Caja Rural", was formed from Caja Rural's amateur team. Kaiku Corporación had in the previous 22 years sponsored amateur teams that had featured riders who later became famous, such as Juan Antonio Flecha, Joseba Beloki, Juan Carlos Dominguez, Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero, Mikel Zarrabeitia, and Abraham Olano, but the company had not sponsored any team in the previous 5 years.[2]

2006 squad[edit]

Name Birthdate Nationality
Jorge Azanza 16.06.1982  Spain
Antonio Berasategui 24.01.1978  Spain
Jon Bru 18.10.1977  Spain
Carlos Castaño 07.05.1979  Spain
Gustavo César 29.01.1980  Spain
Dionisio Galparsoro 13.08.1978  Spain
Rodrigo García 27.02.1980  Spain
Ivan Gilmartín 14.04.1983  Spain
José López 11.07.1976  Spain
Alberto Losada 28.02.1982  Spain
Israel Núñez 31.05.1979  Spain
Ruben Oarbeascoa 21.11.1975  Spain
Juan Oroz 11.07.1980  Spain
Adrian Palomares 18.02.1976  Spain
Javier Ruiz de Larrínaga 02.11.1979  Spain
Ricardo Serrano 04.08.1978  Spain
Fernando Serrano 19.01.1979  Spain
Pablo Urtasun 29.03.1980  Spain

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "noticias de Alava". Diario de Noticias-Edición Digital. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Spanish Continental Team Kaiku - A Profile, Daily Peloton". Retrieved 23 January 2013.