T-Mobile Team

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Jan Ullrich leading the T-Mobile team in the team time trial stage of the 2004 Tour de France

T-Mobile Team is an international professional road bicycle racing team. It carries, like many road cycling teams, the name of its owners and chief sponsor - the T-Mobile company. The team partakes in many international cycling tours, such as the Tour de France and cycling World Cup.

The team was founded in 1991 as Team Telekom, sponsored by T-Mobile's corporate parent Deutsche Telekom - but as of 2004 their name changed to the current T-Mobile Team. It contains a total of 25 riders, 9 physiotherapists or nurses, 9 mechanics and service persons, and has 22 partners. The team is under the management of Walter Godefroot and Eddy Vandenhecke; it has the spokesperson and Olaf Ludwig and Luuc Eisenga; and is under the sports directors Mario Kummer, Frans van Looy, Brian Holm, and Giovanni Fidanza.



After the team's foundation in 1991 it soon became a notable presence on the international cycling stage: in 1994 it won a cycling world cup victory at Paris. A year later in 1995 it won two of the Tour de France stages - and over the next two years, 1996 and 1997, the team won the tour in general. In 1998 it won the Milan-San Remo and came second in the Tour de France. It won, in 1999 the Vuelta a España, and the next year 2000 won an Olympic event, made an overall World Cup victory, and won the Milan-San Remo and Amstel Gold Race. In 2001 it did not make any overall wins, apart from being the team trial world champion, it came second in the Tour de France, winning 3 stages between this tour and Vuelta. In 2002 it made a Paris-Nice win and came third in world road racing championships. Finally. it won the Tour de Suisse in 2003, came third place in the 2003 Tour de France, won the Amstel Gold Race, Paris-Tours and Championships of Zürich. As of 2004, it had changed its name and is racing in the 2004 Tour de France on carbon fiber bicycles from Giant Bicycles.


Film: Hell on Wheels

In 2005 a film titled Hell on Wheels was released. It is a record of the 100th Tour de France in 2003 from the perspective of the then-Team Telekom. [1] (http://www.smh.com.au/news/Film/Blood-sweat-and-gears/2005/05/26/1116950807781.html?oneclick=true)

External links

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