Trek Factory Racing
|Website||Team home page|
|General manager||Luca Guercilena|
|Directeur sportif||Kim Andersen|
|Team name history|
|Leopard Trek (LEO)
Trek Factory Racing (TFR)
Trek Factory Racing (UCI team code: TFR) is a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Luxembourg. Formerly Radioshack-Nissan, in 2014, Trek will take over the ownership of the team and its ProTeam License.
The team was founded in 2011 under the name of Leopard Trek and officially stylized as LEOPARD TREK with Brian Nygaard and Kim Andersen as team managers. The Schleck brothers were under contract with the Danish team Saxo Bank managed by Bjarne Riis through the end of the 2010 season. Several other Team Saxo Bank riders followed the Schleck brothers to the new team, including veterans Jens Voigt, Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady. Subsequent signings included sprinter Daniele Bennati, Davide Vigano and Joost Posthuma.
The team became active at the start of the 2011 cycling season. On 13 December 2010, Jakob Fuglsang revealed that the team would be called Team Leopard, in reference to the management company run by Nygaard. Trek, the bike supplier, confirmed shortly before the team was officially presented that they would be a co-title sponsor, giving the team a full name of "Leopard Trek."
Team rider Wouter Weylandt died as a result of a high-speed, downhill crash during the 2011 Giro d'Italia. The remaining riders of Leopard Trek left the competition at the completion of the following day's stage.
For the 2012 season, the team was renamed RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. The reason is that the American Team RadioShack ceased racing, and their former sponsors joined the Luxembourg Cycling Project. Johan Bruyneel along with several riders from Team RadioShack moved to the new team. The lineup for 2012 was officially confirmed on 5 December 2011. The official UCI name for the team is Radioshack Nissan and it is registered in Luxembourg.
On 17 July 2012, Fränk Schleck was removed from the 2012 Tour de France by the team during the second rest day after his A-sample returned traces of Xipamide. Team RadioShack-Nissan won the team classification of the Tour de France.
During the 2013 Tour de France Team RadioShack-Leopard announced that they would not renew Fränk Schleck's contract, leaving him without a team. It also caused a serious and public rift between his brother Andy Schleck and team management, putting his future with the team into doubt.
As of 1 January 2013.
- 1st Le Samyn, Dominic Klemme
- 1st Stage 7 Tirreno-Adriatico, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Overall Critérium International, Fränk Schleck
- 1st Stage 1, Fränk Schleck
- 1st E3 Harelbeke, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Stages 1, 3 & 5 Circuit de la Sarthe, Daniele Bennati
- 1st Stage 5 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg, Linus Gerdemann
- 1st Stages 1 & 9 Tour de Suisse, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Germany Road Race Championships, Robert Wagner
- 1st Switzerland Road Race Championships, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Luxembourg Road Race Championships, Fränk Schleck
- 1st Stage 8 Tour of Austria, Daniele Bennati
- 1st Stage 18 Tour de France, Andy Schleck
- 1st Stage 3 Tour de Wallonie, Daniele Bennati
- 1st Stage 3 Danmark Rundt, Jakob Fuglsang
- 1st Stage 1 Vuelta a España, Team Time Trial
- 1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España, Daniele Bennati
- 1st Binche-Tournai-Binche, Rüdiger Selig
- 1st Giro di Lombardia, Oliver Zaugg
- 2nd Milan – San Remo, Fabian Cancellara
- 2nd Gent–Wevelgem, Daniele Bennati
- 2nd Paris–Roubaix, Fabian Cancellara
- 2nd Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Fränk Schleck
- 2nd Overall Tour de France, Andy Schleck
- 3rd Tour of Flanders, Fabian Cancellara
- 3rd Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Andy Schleck
- 3rd Overall Tour de France, Fränk Schleck
- 3rd Time Trial World Championships, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Luxembourg Road Race Championships, Laurent Didier
- 1st Denmark Time Trial Championships, Jakob Fuglsang
- 1st Switzerland Time Trial Championships, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Strade Bianche, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tirreno–Adriatico, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg, Jakob Fuglsang
- 1st Team Tour de France
- 1st Prologue, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Overall Tour of Austria, Jakob Fuglsang
- 1st Stage 4, Jakob Fuglsang
- 1st Overall Tour de Wallonie, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Stage 3, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Stage 5 Eneco Tour, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Stage 3 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Stage 4 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Jens Voigt
- 1st Stage 18 Vuelta a España, Daniele Bennati
- 1st New Zealand National Road Race Championships, Hayden Roulston
- 1st Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie, Bob Jungels
- 1st E3 Harelbeke, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Tour of Flanders, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Paris–Roubaix, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Stage 5 Tour of California, Jens Voigt
- 1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Grégory Rast
- 1st Stages 2 & 3 Tour de Luxembourg, Giacomo Nizzolo
- 1st Stage 4 Tour de Luxembourg, Bob Jungels
- 1st Switzerland National Time Trial Championships, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Luxembourg National Time Trial Championships, Bob Jungels
- 1st Belgium National Road Race Championships, Stijn Devolder
- 1st Croatia National Road Race Championships, Robert Kišerlovski
- 1st Luxembourg National Road Race Championships, Bob Jungels
- 1st Stage 2 Tour de France, Jan Bakelants
- 1st Stage 7 (ITT) Tour of Austria, Fabian Cancellara
- 1st Clásica de San Sebastián, Tony Gallopin
- 1st Stage 5 Tour of Utah, Chris Horner
- 1st Overall Vuelta a España, Chris Horner
- Luxembourg Road Race Fränk Schleck
- Switzerland Road Race Fabian Cancellara
- Germany Road Race Robert Wagner
- Luxembourg Road Race Laurent Didier
- Denmark Time Trial Jakob Fuglsang
- Switzerland Time Trial Fabian Cancellara
- New Zealand Road Race Hayden Roulston
- Switzerland Time Trial Fabian Cancellara
- Luxembourg Time Trial Bob Jungels
- Luxembourg Road Race Bob Jungels
- Belgium Road Race Stijn Devolder
- Croatia Road Race Robert Kišerlovski
- "Trek to take over WorldTour license from Becca in 2014". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 26 June 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- CS Blog: An open letter to Leopard Trek. Cyclesportmag.com (14 January 2011). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Hood, Andrew. (22 October 2010) Jens Voigt to join Schleck brothers' Luxembourg squad. Velonews.competitor.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Cancellara Joins New Luxembourg-Based Team[dead link]
- Stuart O’Grady signs with Luxembourg Pro Cycling Projet. Velonews.competitor.com (1 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Luxembourg Pro Cycling snaps up Bennati and Vigano. Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Joost Posthuma confirms via Twitter joining the Luxembourg Pro Cycling project in 2011. Twitter.com (22 November 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Luxembourg Team To Be Called Team Leopard. Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- Team Leopard-Trek To Be Presented In Luxembourg. Cyclingnews.com (13 December 2010). Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- "Becca Confirms Nygaard's Departure From Leopard Trek". Cyclingnews.com. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
- "Leopard-Trek welcomes RadioShack and Nissan as new main sponsors. | LEOPARD TREK". Leopardtrek.lu. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
- "RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK announces 2012 roster". leopardtrek.lu (Leopard Trek). 5 December 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "UCI to prevent inclusion of Trek name in RadioShack Nissan team title". Velonation.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
- Hamilton, Alastair (8 December 2011). "EuroTrash Thursday!". PEZ Cycling News. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
- The Guardian (UK),Frank Schleck tests positive for banned diuretic and is out of Tour
- RSNT website
- "Nissan confirm immediate split with RadioShack". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 21 December 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- "RadioShack-Nissan (RNT) – LUX". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Calendar and Results on. Leopardtrek.lu. Retrieved 21 August 2011.