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Giro di Toscana: HTC-Columbia time trials to put Ina Teutenberg in pink
September 15, 2010 (02:08) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
German team beats rival Cervlo to take early lead More...
HTC-Columbia signs Degenkolb
August 23, 2010 (21:46) [ Indexed from ]
Team HTC-Columbia has announced its first new signing for the 2011 season: German talent John Degenkolb, the reigning U23 road champion. The 21-year-old has signed with the US-based team for two years. Degenkolb has ridden with the Continental-ranked Thüringer Energie Team since his first professional season in 2008. This year he has seven victories in addition to his national title. He won two stages at both the Tour de Bretagne and the FDB Insurance Ras. He won the third stage of the Thüringen ... More...
HTC-Columbia name strong line up for Tour of Britain
August 19, 2010 (12:21) [ Indexed from ]
HTC-Columbia has included sprinters André Greipel and Mark Renshaw in a strong provisional line-up for next month’s Tour of Britain. Mark Cavendish has opted to ride the Vuelta a España as he prepares for the world championships but many of the team’s other big names will be racing on British roads between September 11-18. Former world time trial champions Michael Rogers and Bert Grabsch are also in the team, as is current Italian time trial champion Marco Pinotti ... More...
Renshaw signs new deal with HTC-Columbia
August 09, 2010 (17:57) [ Indexed from ]
Mark Renshaw has signed a two-year contract extension with HTC-Columbia, committing himself to the team until the end of 2012. The Australian has been a hugely important element of sprinter Mark Cavendish's lead-out train over the past two seasons and it comes as no surprise that the team has rushed to secure his services for the foreseeable future. "I'm happy to extend with the team," said Renshaw. "I know my role and I'm happy to commit to that and be part of a successful team." ... More...
Grabsch extends with HTC-Columbia
August 06, 2010 (17:41) [ Indexed from ]
Bert Grabsch has extended his contract with HTC-Columbia for another two seasons. The former world time trial champion has been with the team since 2007, having previously spent six seasons in Phonak colours. “I'm happy to be with HTC-Columbia for the next two years,” said Grabsch. “I know what I have in this team. The last three years were very successful here for me and I hope that will continue.” At 35 years of age, Grabsch is one of the elder statesmen of the squad, but ... More...
HTC-Columbia re-sign Eisel for two years
August 05, 2010 (21:39) [ Indexed from ]
HTC-Columbia has announced the re-signing of Bernhard Eisel for the next two seasons. The Austrian is a key element of Mark Cavendish’s lead out train and helped the team to five stages in this year’s Tour de France. Eisel is also a top individual talent in his own right. He won Gent-Wevelgem earlier this year and has a number of top-ten placings in the Spring Classics to his name. The signing will be seen as many as key stepping stone in HTC-Columbia securing the long-term future of ... More...
HTC-Columbia already planning for the 2011 Tour de France
July 28, 2010 (12:17) [ Indexed from ]
Bob Stapleton's HTC-Columbia team may have won five stages and secured four second places in this year's Tour de France but the American team manager is planning how to do even better in next year's race. HTC's five stage wins came courtesy of Mark Cavendish but that tally only tells one side of a Tour that involved Adam Hansen crashing out, Mark Renshaw being thrown out and both Tony Martin and Michael Rogers faltering in the race for GC. Originally coming to the race with the aim of propelling ... More...
HTC-Columbia defends Renshaw
July 16, 2010 (06:37) [ Indexed from ]
Bob Stapleton heard that Mark Renshaw had been kicked out of the Tour de France as he returned to the HTC-Columbia bus after seeing Cavendish win the sprint from just beyond the finish line. His satisfaction of seeing his team take a third stage victory in this year's race quickly turned to disappointment and frustration, however. Having seen one replay of the sprint when he spoke, Stapleton stood by Renshaw when asked by Cyclingnews if it he thought it had been a dangerous sprint. "I think ... More...
Procycling's daily Tour de France dispatch - stage 5
July 08, 2010 (21:21) [ Indexed from ]
Brailsford’s Midas touch Just what was Sky Team Principal Dave Brailsford whispering in Mark Cavendish’s ear before the stage start in Epernay this morning? Words of advice or consolation? A sure thing for the 4:20 at Epsom Downs? The on-sale date of Procycling’s September issue? Whatever it was - and Brailsford answered “Never you mind” when we asked him in Montargis this evening – it clearly did Cav no harm. The stench of scandal A Scandinavian TV crew asked ... More...
HTC-Columbia beset by crashes
July 04, 2010 (22:51) [ Indexed from ]
Team HTC-Columbia was hit by a number of crashes on stage 1 of the Tour de France on Sunday, with Mark Cavendish, Michael Rogers and Adam Hansen all hitting the deck. Hansen came off worst, finishing the stage but later being taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone. Mark Renshaw rescued some success for the team, and finished second on the stage behind winner Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini). "It was a big loss for us today," said Renshaw. "Cavendish wanted the ... More...
HTC-Columbia pairs with Skype for Tour de France
June 29, 2010 (21:08) [ Indexed from ]
The HTC-Columbia team will unveil a new jersey just ahead of the Tour de France, and included in the new kit will be the logo of internet communications company Skype. It will be the third straight year the team has rolled out a new look for the Tour - in 2008 the squad signed clothing manufacturer Columbia and mid-way through 2009 added cell phone maker HTC. The team announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Skype, but the press release did not specify the level of sponsorship or length of ... More...
HTC-Columbia has strong Bak up plan
June 28, 2010 (08:21) [ Indexed from ]
After taking second in yesterday's Danish national championship road race, Lars Ytting Bak says he's disappointed but understanding of his status as HTC-Columbia's back up rider for the Tour de France. The former Saxo Bank rider beat the likes of former teammates Chris Anker Sørensen, Matti Breschel and Frank Høj in the 199km race but will be sitting on the sidelines when La Grande Boucle starts in Rotterdam this weekend - unless mitigating circumstances demand a call up for the Dane. ... More...
Martin and Rogers lead HTC-Columbia for Tour de France
June 23, 2010 (18:08) [ Indexed from ]
Team HTC-Columbia is heading into the 2010 Tour de France with its eyes on the green jersey and the general classification. It has selected its nine-rider team with both goals in mind: Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Bert Grabsch, Adam Hansen, Tony Martin, Maxime Monfort, Mark Renshaw, Michael Rogers and Kanstantsin Sivtsov. "Selecting the team was very hard for us again this year," said Team Manager Rolf Aldag. "It was hard enough selecting a long list of 15, but to bring it down ... More...
Cavendish's rivals out to destroy him, HTC-Columbia DS claims
June 19, 2010 (13:08) [ Indexed from ]
Mark Cavendish's rivals are out to “destroy” his Tour de France preparations, HTC-Columbia Directeur Sportif Valerio Piva has said. He accused others in the peloton of playing mind games with the Manx sprinter. “The competition wants to destroy Mark Cavendish's Tour preparations,” Piva told , because they are jealous of his six stage wins last year. "There is a lot of jealousy in the platoon, because Mark won many races last year. They want to get at him mentally ... More...
HTC-Columbia issues long list for Tour de France
June 07, 2010 (14:51) [ Indexed from ]
Team HTC-Columbia has released its long list for the Tour de France, featuring former World time trial champions Michael Rogers and Bert Grabsch, and both sprinters Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel. The US-based team told Cyclingnews Monday afternoon that it has 15 riders on the list: Michael Albasini, Lars Ytting Bak, Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Maxime Monfort, Mark Renshaw, Andre Greipel, Haydon Roulston, Adam Hansen, Michael Rogers, Bert Grabsch, Tony Martin, Peter Velits, Kanstansin Sivtsov ... More...
HTC-Columbia and Garmin-Transitions toast California success
May 26, 2010 (11:51) [ Indexed from ]
HTC-Columbia and Garmin-Transitions came into the Amgen Tour of California with high hopes of success. Both teams carried overall aspirations with Michael Rogers and Dave Zabriskie, while HTC brought their talisman Mark Cavendish for the sprints.  It was Michael Rogers who prevailed in the overall classification, beating Zabriskie by nine seconds. Garmin didn’t come away empty-handed though, taking two stages through Zabriskie and Ryder Hesjadal, as well as the team classification. HTC ... More...
HTC-Columbia prepared to fight for Amgen Tour title
May 19, 2010 (12:51) [ Indexed from ]
HTC-Columbia is confident that Michael Rogers can win the overall title at the Amgen Tour of California after he placed second in stage three on Tuesday. Rogers rode away from the peloton on the day's decisive final climb over Bonny Doon Road with eventual stage winner Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) and three-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), who placed third. Zabriskie's stage three win also lifted him into the overall lead, four seconds ahead of Rogers and an additional ... More...
HTC-Columbia presented in Amgen Tour of California
May 17, 2010 (10:21) [ Indexed from ]
Before Mark Cavendish stormed to victory in stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California, he and his HTC-Columbia teammates were presented to the public at the film premiere of Chasing Legends - a look back at the 2009 Tour de France, where the team won six stages. In this exclusive video Cyclingnews brings you footage from the presentation, along with words from GC contender Michael Rogers.   Adobe Flash Player required to view this video. Get Flash Player.    Cyclingnews' Amgen Tour ... More...
HTC-Columbia director credits Giro break
May 14, 2010 (06:08) [ Indexed from ]
Stage 5 was a missed opportunity for sprinters to win at the Giro d'Italia. Losing teams like Lampre, HTC-Columbia, and Garmin-Transitions, blamed each other for not having closed the gap to breakaway riders Yukiya Arashiro, Julien Fouchard and stage winner Jérôme Pineau. "What can I say? We chased as well," a visibly angry Andre Greipel said at the finish. HTC-Columbia directeur sportif Valerio Piva explained: "Lampre controlled it most of the time. If you pull the bunch ... More...
Aldag says HTC-Columbia gave up too early in Frankfurt
May 04, 2010 (13:36) [ Indexed from ]
HTC-Columbia Sports Director Rolf Aldag has expressed his disappointment with the team's performance at the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt in Germany on Saturday, after their entire squad were part of a large group of riders to be withdrawn from the event on the first of three closing circuits. Milram's Fabian Wegmann to won the eventual sprint finish from a 22-man group. The total shut-out of the HTC-Columbia team did not please Aldag, who said his riders didn't demonstrate strong enough ... More...

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