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Team Milram
Team information
UCI code MRM
Based  Germany
Founded 2006
Discipline(s) Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General manager Gerry van Gerwen
Team name history
2006– Team Milram
Milram Jersey 2007 Tour de France.png
Cycling current event.svg Current season
Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2006) 4. left: Alessandro Petacchi, right: Erik Zabel
Team car Team Milram Deutschlandtour 2006

Team Milram (UCI team code:MRM) is a German (formerly Italian) pro cycling team, participating at the UCI ProTour.

The pro cycling team was founded in the beginning of 2006, taking over the UCI-ProTour-license of Team Domina Vacanze. The main sponsor is the Milram brand of the Bremen based Nordmilch company. Some smaller sponsors include Motorex, an oil company based in Switzerland. Sprinters Alessandro Petacchi and Erik Zabel initially were the top riders and captains. The squad is completed by 25 mainly German and Italian riders.

Among Team Milram’s most important successes in 2006 and 2007 Christian Knees’s win at the German classic race „Rund um Köln“, Alessandro Petacchi winning the Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt in2006 and 2007, Erik Zabel’s title as vice World Champion 2006, his win of the best sprinter’s jersey at the Deutschland-Tour 2006 and 2007 his three stage wins at the Vuelta a España. Further important ranks are Alessandro Petacchi’s five stage wins at the Giro d’Italia 2007, his win at the classic race Paris-Tours and Niki Terpstra's win of the best climber’s jersay at the Deutschland-Tour 2007.

Since 2008, Team Milram is a German team. New General Manager is Gerry van Gerwen. His operating company VeloCity GmbH, which was founded in 2007, took over the previous Italian operating company Ciclosport with all components including the ProTour license for the beginning of the 2008 season. The new team basis is Dortmund’s Club Olympia. With a new organisation structure, a much younger squad, clear objectives and an enhanced anti-doping-programme the team has changed extensively.

The special focus in 2008 is on the promotion of young talents. With Martin and Peter Velits, Dominik Roels, Christian Kux, Artur Gajek, Markus Eichler and Luca Barla, seven promising young riders have joined the team. For their support, Jochen Hahn comes as a trainer and sport director. He already has long-term experience in the work with young riders. A new scouting system is to continue bringing young talents into the team. With an extended co-operation with the Continental Team Milram, more riders are to follow the way of Christian Kux, who was the first rider who made it from the Continental Team Milram to the ProTour team.

Furthermore, the already existing anti-doping-programme was enhanced. Now it is based on five pillars: official rules, additional voluntary agreements, increased prevention, increased transparency and clear consequences.

In 2008, Team Milram will concentrate on the Tour de France, German races and all ProTour races. The goal is to be established as a German team. The combination of experienced riders like Erik Zabel on the one hand and young talents on the other hand was the basis for the season. Zabel retired at the end of the year. Young Gerald Ciolek was signed to be a top sprinter of the team. Also, a total of eight riders from disbanded Team Gerolsteiner joined the team, including Markus Fothen and Fabian Wegmann.

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Petacchi 's doping case

At 23 May 2007, during the 2007 Giro d'Italia, Alessandro Petacchi was found guilty of using salbutamol after a doping control. Petacchi had a certificate to use salbutamol in the treatment of asthma, but his level of salbutamol was extremely high. Petacchi was placed on non-active status and missed the 2007 Tour de France.[1] In July 2007, Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) ruled that Petacchi gave good reasons for this high level. Petacchi was then absolved by the FCI when they deemed any overuse of Salbutamol as simple human error.[2] The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) argued that Petacchi should be suspended for the high level of salbutamol, and send the case to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, the sporting world's highest court.

On May 6, 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Petacchi until the end of August, applied retroactively from last November. CAS also announced that all competitive results obtained during the 2007 Giro d'Italia shall be disqualified with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. Results obtained after 31 October 2007 and during the period of ineligibility will be disqualified.[3][4]

As a result of this, on May 16, 2008, Petacchi was fired by Team Milram.[5]

Results

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2008 Results

[6]

Date Race Rider
27 February Flag of Spain.svg Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, 2nd Stage Erik Zabel
1 June Flag of Germany.svg Bayern-Rundfahrt, General Classification Christian Knees

Successes in the 2007 ProTour

Date Race Rider
14 May Flag of Italy.svg 3rd stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
19 May Flag of Italy.svg 7th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
23 May Flag of Italy.svg 11th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
31 May Flag of Italy.svg 18th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
3 June Flag of Italy.svg 21st stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
17 June Flag of Switzerland.svg 1st stage Tour de Suisse Erik Zabel
12 August Flag of Germany.svg 3rd stage Deutschland Tour Erik Zabel
7 September Flag of Spain.svg 7th stage Vuelta a España Erik Zabel
12 September Flag of Spain.svg 11th stage Vuelta a España Alessandro Petacchi
13 September Flag of Spain.svg 12th stage Vuelta a España Alessandro Petacchi
14 October Flag of France.svg Paris-Tours Alessandro Petacchi

Notes

  1. All competitive results obtained for Allessandro Petacchi during the 2007 Giro d'Italia or between 31 October 2007 and September 1 2008 are disqualified.[3]

Victories in the 2007 Continental Tour

Date Race Rider
10 February Flag of Italy.svg Grand Prix Costa degli Etruschi Alessandro Petacchi
18 February Flag of France.svg 6th stage Tour Méditerranéen Mirco Lorenzetto
23 February Flag of Portugal.svg 3rd stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
24 February Flag of Portugal.svg 4th stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
25 February Flag of Portugal.svg 5th stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
21-25 February Flag of Portugal.svg General Classification Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
28 February Flag of Spain.svg 2nd stage Volta Valenciana Alessandro Petacchi
25 April Flag of Germany.svg 1st stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
26 April Flag of Germany.svg 2nd stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
28 April Flag of Germany.svg 4th stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
25-29 April Flag of Germany.svg General Classification Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
31 May Flag of Germany.svg 2nd stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Erik Zabel
1 Juny Flag of Germany.svg 3rd stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Erik Zabel
3 Juny Flag of Germany.svg 5th stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Sebastian Siedler
29 Juny Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Championships ITT Volodymyr Dyudya
22 August Flag of Germany.svg 1st stage Rothaus Regio-Tour Alessandro Petacchi

Team roster

As of 1 January 2010.

Rider Date of Birth
 Gerald Ciolek (GER) September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19) (age 23)
 Wim De Vocht (BEL) April 29, 1982 (1982-04-29) (age 27)
 Markus Eichler (GER) February 18, 1982 (1982-02-18) (age 27)
 Robert Förster (GER) January 27, 1978 (1978-01-27) (age 31)
 Markus Fothen (GER) September 9, 1981 (1981-09-09) (age 28)
 Thomas Fothen (GER) April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16) (age 26)
 Johannes Fröhlinger (GER) June 9, 1985 (1985-06-09) (age 24)
 Artur Gajek (GER) April 18, 1985 (1985-04-18) (age 24)
 Linus Gerdemann (GER) September 16, 1982 (1982-09-16) (age 27)
 Roger Kluge (GER) February 5, 1986 (1986-02-05) (age 23)
 Servais Knaven (NED) March 6, 1971 (1971-03-06) (age 38)
 Christian Knees (GER) March 5, 1981 (1981-03-05) (age 28)
Rider Date of Birth
 Dominik Nerz (GER) August 25, 1989 (1989-08-25) (age 20)
 Luke Roberts (AUS) January 25, 1977 (1977-01-25) (age 32)
 Dominik Roels (GER) January 21, 1987 (1987-01-21) (age 22)
 Thomas Rohregger (AUT) December 23, 1982 (1982-12-23) (age 27)
 Matthias Russ (GER) November 14, 1983 (1983-11-14) (age 26)
 Björn Schröder (GER) October 27, 1980 (1980-10-27) (age 29)
 Roy Sentjens (BEL) December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15) (age 29)
 Wim Stroetinga (NED) May 23, 1985 (1985-05-23) (age 24)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) May 18, 1984 (1984-05-18) (age 25)
 Paul Voss (GER) March 26, 1986 (1986-03-26) (age 23)
 Fabian Wegmann (GER) June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 29)
 Peter Wrolich (AUT) May 20, 1974 (1974-05-20) (age 35)

See also

References

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Team Milram
Team information
UCI code MRM
Based  Germany
Founded 2006
Disbanded 2010
Status ProTour
Bicycles Focus Bikes
Key personnel
General manager Gerry van Gerwen
Team name history
2006– Team Milram
Current season
(2006) 4. left: Alessandro Petacchi, right: Erik Zabel]]

Team Milram (UCI team code:MRM) is a German (formerly Italian) pro cycling team, participating at the UCI ProTour.

The pro cycling team was founded in the beginning of 2006, taking over the UCI ProTeam license of Team Domina Vacanze. The main sponsor is the Milram brand of the Bremen based Nordmilch company. Some smaller sponsors include Motorex, an oil company based in Switzerland. Sprinters Alessandro Petacchi and Erik Zabel initially were the top riders and captains. The squad is completed by 25 mainly German riders.

Among Team Milram’s most important successes in 2006 and 2007 Christian Knees’s win at the German classic race „Rund um Köln“, Alessandro Petacchi winning the Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt in2006 and 2007, Erik Zabel’s title as vice World Champion 2006, his win of the best sprinter’s jersey at the Deutschland-Tour 2006 and 2007 his three stage wins at the Vuelta a España. Further important ranks are Alessandro Petacchi’s five stage wins at the Giro d’Italia 2007, his win at the classic race Paris–Tours and Niki Terpstra's win of the best climber’s jersay at the Deutschland-Tour 2007.

Since 2008, Team Milram is a German team. The general manager is Gerry van Gerwen. His operating company VeloCity GmbH, which was founded in 2007, took over the previous Italian operating company Ciclosport with all components including the ProTour license for the beginning of the 2008 season. The new team basis is Dortmund’s Club Olympia. With a new organisation structure, a much younger squad, clear objectives and an enhanced anti-doping-programme the team has changed extensively.

In 2009 and 2010, the team was sponsored by Focus Bikes.[1] After a lengthy search for a title sponsor to replace the outgoing Nordmilch dairy company proved fruitless, the team was forced to disband effective at the end of the 2010 season. Van Gerweren hopes to form a new team for 2012.[2]

Contents

Petacchi 's doping case

At 23 May 2007, during the 2007 Giro d'Italia, Alessandro Petacchi was found guilty of using salbutamol after a doping control. Petacchi had a certificate to use salbutamol in the treatment of asthma, but his level of salbutamol was extremely high. Petacchi was placed on non-active status and missed the 2007 Tour de France.[3] In July 2007, Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) ruled that Petacchi gave good reasons for this high level. Petacchi was then absolved by the FCI when they deemed any overuse of Salbutamol as simple human error.[4] The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) argued that Petacchi should be suspended for the high level of salbutamol, and send the case to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, the sporting world's highest court.

On May 6, 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Petacchi until the end of August, applied retroactively from last November. CAS also announced that all competitive results obtained during the 2007 Giro d'Italia shall be disqualified with all of the resulting consequences including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes. Results obtained after 31 October 2007 and during the period of ineligibility will be disqualified.[5][6]

As a result of this, on May 16, 2008, Petacchi was fired by Team Milram.[7]

Results

2008 Results

[8]

Date Race Rider
27 February Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, 2nd Stage Erik Zabel
1 June Bayern-Rundfahrt, General Classification Christian Knees

Successes in the 2007 ProTour

Date Race Rider
14 May 3rd stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
19 May 7th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
23 May 11th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
31 May 18th stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
3 June 21st stage Giro d'Italia Alessandro Petacchi1
17 June 1st stage Tour de Suisse Erik Zabel
12 August 3rd stage Deutschland Tour Erik Zabel
7 September 7th stage Vuelta a España Erik Zabel
12 September 11th stage Vuelta a España Alessandro Petacchi
13 September 12th stage Vuelta a España Alessandro Petacchi
14 October Paris–Tours Alessandro Petacchi

Notes

  1. All competitive results obtained for Allessandro Petacchi during the 2007 Giro d'Italia or between 31 October 2007 and September 1, 2008 are disqualified.[5]

Victories in the 2007 Continental Tour

Date Race Rider
10 February Grand Prix Costa degli Etruschi Alessandro Petacchi
18 February 6th stage Tour Méditerranéen Mirco Lorenzetto
23 February 3rd stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
24 February 4th stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
25 February 5th stage Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
21–25 February General Classification Volta ao Algarve Alessandro Petacchi
28 February 2nd stage Volta Valenciana Alessandro Petacchi
25 April 1st stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
26 April 2nd stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
28 April 4th stage Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
25–29 April General Classification Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Alessandro Petacchi
31 May 2nd stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Erik Zabel
1 Juny 3rd stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Erik Zabel
3 Juny 5th stage Bayern-Rundfahrt Sebastian Siedler
29 Juny Ukrainian Championships ITT Volodymyr Dyudya
22 August 1st stage Rothaus Regio-Tour Alessandro Petacchi

Team roster

As of 1 January 2010.

Rider Date of birth
 Gerald Ciolek (GER) September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19) (age 24)
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wim De Vocht (BEL) April 29, 1982 (1982-04-29) (age 28)
 Markus Eichler (GER) February 18, 1982 (1982-02-18) (age 28)
 Robert Förster (GER) January 27, 1978 (1978-01-27) (age 33)
 Markus Fothen (GER) September 9, 1981 (1981-09-09) (age 29)
 Thomas Fothen (GER) April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16) (age 27)
 Johannes Fröhlinger (GER) June 9, 1985 (1985-06-09) (age 25)
 Artur Gajek (GER) April 18, 1985 (1985-04-18) (age 25)
 Linus Gerdemann (GER) September 16, 1982 (1982-09-16) (age 28)
 Roger Kluge (GER) February 5, 1986 (1986-02-05) (age 24)
 Servais Knaven (NED) March 6, 1971 (1971-03-06) (age 39)
 Christian Knees (GER) March 5, 1981 (1981-03-05) (age 29)
Rider Date of birth
 Dominik Nerz (GER) August 25, 1989 (1989-08-25) (age 21)
 Luke Roberts (AUS) January 25, 1977 (1977-01-25) (age 34)
 Dominik Roels (GER) January 21, 1987 (1987-01-21) (age 24)
 Thomas Rohregger (AUT) December 23, 1982 (1982-12-23) (age 28)
 Matthias Russ (GER) November 14, 1983 (1983-11-14) (age 27)
 Björn Schröder (GER) October 27, 1980 (1980-10-27) (age 30)
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roy Sentjens (BEL) December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15) (age 30)
 Wim Stroetinga (NED) May 23, 1985 (1985-05-23) (age 25)
 Niki Terpstra (NED) May 18, 1984 (1984-05-18) (age 26)
 Paul Voss (GER) March 26, 1986 (1986-03-26) (age 24)
 Fabian Wegmann (GER) June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 30)
 Peter Wrolich (AUT) May 20, 1974 (1974-05-20) (age 36)

See also

References

External links


Simple English

Team Milram
Team information
UCI code MRM
Based
Founded 2006
Discipline(s) Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General Manager Gianluigi Stanga
Previous team name(s)
2006– Team Milram
 
Team kit
(2006) 4. left: Alessandro Petacchi, right: Erik Zabel]]

Team Milram is an Italian-registered UCI ProTeam established in 2006. The team is often called a German team because its main sponsor is Milram, part of the Nordmilch company from the Land Bremen .

Milram took over the ProTeam licence of Domina Vacanze. Erik Zabel and Alessandro Petacchi are the team’s top cyclists. There are 25 other riders, mainly from Germany and Italy. Milram is the third team in the UCI ProTour with a German main sponsor.

The team manager is led by Italian Gianluigi Stanga, who has been a team manager in professional cycling since 1983. The directeurs sportifs ((French) Sports Directors) are the Italians Vittorio Algeri, Antonio Bevilacqua and Oscar Pellicioli . Gerry van Gerwen from the Netherlands is the commercial manager.

Milram only joined the UCI ProTour in 2006. Since then they have won 88 podium positions (that is, finished a race either first, second, or third) (24 first, 29 second, 35 third ).

Team MILRAM reorganised itself for its second season. Five new riders joined and eight riders left the team. The most prominent new rider is Igor Astarloa, 2003 World Champion from Spain. Additionally, the team added Brett Lancaster, the up-and-coming riders Marcel Sieberg and Niki Terpstra, as well as neo pro Sebastian Schwager. After breaking his kneecap in 2006, Alessandro Petacchi regained his top form and won some races.

There is a MILRAM Continental Circuit Team, and those young riders and those from other U23 teams are helped so they can develop their skills

Contents

2007 season

Results in the Continental Tour

Date Race Rider
10 February Grand Prix Costa degli Etruschi Alessandro Petacchi
18 February 6th stage Tour Méditerranéen Mirco Lorenzetto
23 February 3rd stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
24 February 4th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
25 February 5th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
21-25 February Overall classification Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
28 February 2nd stage Valencia-Tour Alessandro Petacchi

2007 ProTeam

As of January 5, 2007.[1]

Rider Date of Birth
Igor Astarloa March 29, 1976 (1976-03-29) (age 34)
Mirko Celestino March 19, 1974 (1974-03-19) (age 36)
Alessandro Cortinovis October 11, 1977 (1977-10-11) (age 33)
Volodymyr Dyudya January 6, 1983 (1983-01-06) (age 28)
Sergio Ghisalberti December 10, 1979 (1979-12-10) (age 31)
Ralf Grabsch April 7, 1973 (1973-04-07) (age 37)
Andriy Hryvko August 7, 1983 (1983-08-07) (age 27)
Denis Haueisen September 13, 1978 (1978-09-13) (age 32)
Matej Jurco August 8, 1984 (1984-08-08) (age 26)
Christian Knees March 5, 1981 (1981-03-05) (age 29)
Brett Lancaster November 15, 1979 (1979-11-15) (age 31)
Mirco Lorenzetto July 13, 1981 (1981-07-13) (age 29)
Martin Müller April 5, 1974 (1974-04-05) (age 36)
Alberto Ongarato July 24, 1975 (1975-07-24) (age 35)
Rider Date of Birth
Alessandro Petacchi January 3, 1974 (1974-01-03) (age 37)
Enrico Poitschke August 25, 1969 (1969-08-25) (age 41)
Elia Rigotto March 4, 1982 (1982-03-04) (age 28)
Fabio Sabatini February 18, 1985 (1985-02-18) (age 26)
Fabio Sacchi May 22, 1974 (1974-05-22) (age 36)
Björn Schröder October 27, 1980 (1980-10-27) (age 30)
Sebastian Schwager January 4, 1984 (1984-01-04) (age 27)
Carlo Scognamiglio May 31, 1983 (1983-05-31) (age 27)
Marcel Sieberg April 30, 1982 (1982-04-30) (age 28)
Sebastian Siedler January 18, 1978 (1978-01-18) (age 33)
Niki Terpstra May 18, 1984 (1984-05-18) (age 26)
Marco Velo March 9, 1974 (1974-03-09) (age 36)
Erik Zabel July 7, 1970 (1970-07-07) (age 40)

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