Phonak (cycling team)

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Phonak
Team information
UCI code PHO
Based   Switzerland
Founded 2000 (2000)
Disbanded 2006
Discipline Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General manager Andy Rihs
Team name history
2002–2006 Phonak

Phonak (UCI Team Code: PHO) was a Swiss professional cycling team from 2000 until 2006. The team was one of 20 teams in the first UCI ProTour in 2005. It won one race - Santiago Botero's victory in the Tour de Romandie - and came second in the team ranking on the 2005 ProTour circuit.

A sponsor, iShares (subsidiary of Barclays Global Investors) signed a three-year contract in June 2006 to become the team's title sponsor from 2007. The team's name was to be iShares. Andy Rihs, owner of Phonak Hearing Systems, said on 15 August 2006 that the deal had been called off after the team's leader, Floyd Landis, tested positive for high levels of testosterone, and that the team would disband at the end of 2006.[1]

Team Phonak in Paris in the final stage of the 2006 Tour de France.

During 2004 Phonak concentrated on supporting Tyler Hamilton in the Tour de France. He crashed and withdrew and was later suspended for blood doping. Hamilton was not the last rider removed for doping, leading Phonak to stop sponsorship after 2006.

The riders accused of doping in 2004 were Hamilton, Santiago Pérez,[2] Oscar Camenzind, Fabrizio Guidi (who was cleared) and Sascha Urweider.[3]

On 5 August 2006 Phonak dismissed Floyd Landis after confirmation that a urine sample taken after his Stage 17 win twice tested positive for synthetic testosterone as well as a ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone nearly three times the limit allowed by World Anti-Doping Agency rules.[4] His 2006 Tour de France win was disallowed by the Union Cycliste Internationale on September 20, 2007.[5]

Team Rankings[edit]

Phonak won the team classification at:

Final Roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Santiago Botero (COL) (1972-10-27)October 27, 1972
 Aurélien Clerc (SUI) (1979-08-26)August 26, 1979
 Martin Elmiger (SUI) (1978-09-23)September 23, 1978
 Luis Fernández (ESP) (1980-01-19)January 19, 1980
 Bert Grabsch (GER) (1975-06-19)June 19, 1975
 Fabrizio Guidi (ITA) (1972-04-13)April 13, 1972
 Ignacio Gutiérrez (ESP) (1977-12-01)December 1, 1977
 José Enrique Gutiérrez (ESP) (1974-06-18)June 18, 1974
 Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) (1980-12-09)December 9, 1980
 Robert Hunter (RSA) (1977-04-22)April 22, 1977
 Nicolas Jalabert (FRA) (1973-04-13)April 13, 1973
 Floyd Landis (USA) (1975-10-14)October 14, 1975
 Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) (1972-10-14)October 14, 1972
 Jonathan McCarty (USA) (1982-01-24)January 24, 1982
Rider Date of birth
 Axel Merckx (BEL) (1972-08-08)August 8, 1972
 Koos Moerenhout (NED) (1973-11-05)November 5, 1973
 Alexandre Moos (SUI) (1972-12-22)December 22, 1972
 Steve Morabito (SUI) (1983-01-30)January 30, 1983
 Uroš Murn (SLO) (1975-02-09)February 9, 1975
 Víctor Hugo Peña (COL) (1974-07-10)July 10, 1974
 Grégory Rast (SUI) (1980-01-17)January 17, 1980
 Michael Schär (SUI) (1986-09-29)September 29, 1986
 Florian Stalder (SUI) (1982-09-13)September 13, 1982
 Johann Tschopp (SUI) (1982-07-01)July 1, 1982
 Sascha Urweider (SUI) (1980-09-18)September 18, 1980
 David Vitoria (SUI) (1984-10-15)October 15, 1984
 Steve Zampieri (SUI) (1977-06-04)June 4, 1977

Major Results[edit]

2000
1st Berner Rundfahrt, Lukas Zumsteg
1st GP Winterthur, Pierre Bourquenoud
1st Vorarlberg GP, Matthias Buxhofer
1st Wartenberg-Rundfahrt, Matthias Buxhofer
1st Stage 5 Tour de l'Avenir, Alexandre Usov
1st Chrono des Herbiers, Jean Nuttli
2001
1st GP de Genève, Roger Beuchat
1st Stage 3 & 5 Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Alexandre Usov
1st Stage 4 Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Bert Grabsch
1st Stage 5a Deutschland Tour, Matthias Buxhofer
1st Tour du Jura, Roger Beuchat
1st Stage 2 Tour de Wallonie, Bert Grabsch
1st Stage 4a Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Jean Nuttli
1st Stage 1 Tour de l'Avenir, Alexandre Usov
1st   Switzerland Time Trial Championship, Jean Nuttli
1st Giro del Mendrisiotto, Alexandre Moos
1st Chrono des Herbiers, Jean Nuttli
2002
1st Clasica de Almeria, Massimo Strazzer
1st Stausee Rundfahrt, Massimo Strazzer
1st Stage 2b Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Juan Carlos Domínguez
1st Stage 5 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Óscar Pereiro
1st Stage 2, 3a & 4 Circuit de la Sarthe, Massimo Strazzer
1st Prologue Giro d'Italia, Juan Carlos Domínguez
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Alexandre Moos
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championship, Alexandre Moos
1st  Belarus Road Race Championship, Alexandre Usov
1st Overall Sachsen Tour, Oscar Camenzind
1st Stage 2, Oscar Camenzind
1st Circuito de Getxo, Martin Elmiger
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Burgos, Bert Grabsch
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Alexandre Usov
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Avenir, Alexandre Usov
2003
1st Trofeo Cala Bona, Alexandre Usov
1st Stage 2 Circuit de la Sarthe, Massimo Strazzer
1st Stage 1 Clasica Alcobendas, Alexandre Usov
1st Stage 3b Tour de Picardie, Juan Carlos Domínguez
1st Stage 2b Bayern Rundfahrt, Massimo Strazzer
1st GP Kanton Aargau, Martin Elmiger
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Óscar Pereiro
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championship, Daniel Schnider
1st Stage 3 Sachsen Tour, Oscar Camenzind
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse, Óscar Pereiro
2004
1st Stage 5 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Alexandre Usov
1st Berner Rundfahrt, Alexandre Usov
1st Overall Tour de Romandie, Tyler Hamilton
1st Stage 3 Alexandre Moos
1st Stage 5 Tyler Hamilton
1st GP Krka, Uroš Murn
1st Stage 3 Tour du Languedoc-Roussillon, Martin Elmiger
1st Classique des Alpes, Óscar Pereiro
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, José Enrique Gutierrez
1st Stage 6 Tour de Suisse, Niki Aebersold
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championship, Grégory Rast
1st  Slovenia Road Race Championship, Uroš Murn
1st Stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Marco Fertonani
1st Olympic Games, Time Trial, Tyler Hamilton
1st Stage 8 Vuelta a España, Tyler Hamilton
1st Stage 14, 15 & 21 Vuelta a España, Santiago Pérez
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España, José Enrique Gutierrez
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, Tyler Hamilton
2nd Overall Vuelta a España, Santiago Pérez
2005
1st Doha GP, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 5 Tour Méditerranéen, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 1 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Uroš Murn
1st Stage 4 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 1 Tour de Georgia, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 3 Tour de Georgia, Floyd Landis
1st Overall Tour de Romandie, Santiago Botero
1st Prologue, Óscar Pereiro
1st Stage 5, Santiago Botero
1st Stage 1 Volta a Catalunya, Team Time Trial
1st GP Kanton Aargau, Alexandre Moos
1st Stage 3 & 6 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, Santiago Botero
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championship, Martin Elmiger
1st Stage 6 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Fabrizio Guidi
1st Stage 16 Tour de France, Óscar Pereiro
1st Rund um die Hainleite, Bert Grabsch
2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, Santiago Botero
3rd Overall Tirreno Adriatico, Fabrizio Guidi
2006
1st Overall Tour of California, Floyd Landis
1st Stage 3, Floyd Landis
1st Overall Paris-Nice, Floyd Landis
1st Overall Tour de Georgia, Floyd Landis
1st Stage 3, Floyd Landis
1st Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas, Aurélien Clerc
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Steve Morabito
1st   Switzerland Road Race Championship, Grégory Rast
1st Stage 7 Österreich-Rundfahrt, Fabrizio Guidi
1st Overall Tour de Wallonie, Fabrizio Guidi
1st Stage 2 & 4, Fabrizio Guidi
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne, Fabrizio Guidi
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia, José Enrique Gutierrez
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya, Santiago Botero

National Champions[edit]

2001
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Time Trial Championship, Jean Nuttli
2002
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Championship, Alexandre Moos
1st MaillotBielorrusia.PNG Belarussia Road Race Championship, Alexandre Usov
2003
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Championship, Daniel Schnider
2004
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Championship, Grégory Rast
1st MaillotEslovenia.PNG Slovenia Road Race Championship, Uroš Murn
2005
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Championship, Martin Elmiger
2006
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland Road Race Championship, Grégory Rast

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