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Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team

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The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is the continuation of the 2004 US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, featuring Lance Armstrong. On June 15 2004, the Discovery Channel signed a deal to become a sponsor of the team for the remainder of the 2004 season and a title sponsor through the 2008 season. On January 1, 2005, Discovery Networks became the title sponsor and the team name changed to the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. As part of the sponsorship deal, Armstrong will provide on-air appearances for the Discovery Networks TV Channels, including but not limited to, The Discovery Channel, TLC, and Fit TV.

The deal is not expected to affect OLN's rights to air major cycling events such as the Tour de France, despite the fact that the two channels are competitors.

The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is 1 of 20 teams in the UCI ProTour.

2005 team list

Name Nationality Age
Lance Armstrong USA 33
José Azevedo Portugal 31
Michael Barry Canada 29
Manuel Beltran Spain 33
Fumiyuki Beppu Japan 21
Volodymyr Bileka Ukraine 25
Michael Creed USA 23
Antonio Cruz USA 33
Tom Danielson USA 26
Stijn Devolder Belgium 25
Viatcheslav Ekimov Russia 38
Roger Hammond United Kingdom 30
George Hincapie USA 31
Leif Hoste Belgium 27
Benoît Joachim Luxembourg 28
Jonathan McCarty USA 22
Jason McCartney USA 31
Guennadi Mikhailov Russia 30
Benjamin Noval Spain 25
Pavel Padrnos Czech Republic 34
Yaroslav Popovych Ukraine 24
Hayden Roulston New Zealand 23
José Luis Rubiera Spain 31
Paolo Savoldelli Italy 31
Jurgen van den Broeck Belgium 21
Max van Heeswijk Netherlands 31

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