|Team Name: Credit Agricole (C.A.) |
Team Website: www.au-veloclubdeparis.fr
2008 Roster: 27 riders
Bikes Used: Look
|2007 Highlights: Ranked 1st in the French Cup team standings, 8th team overall Amgen Tour of California & winner of the KOM Leader’s Jersey, 1st place rider overall Tour de Langkawi, Finished the season 15th in the Pro Tour final team points classification. |
In 2008: Pro Tour team Credit Agricole, based out of France, will head into 2008 with noteworthy riders on their roster. Norwegian sprinter and team leader Thor Hushovd has evolved into one the peloton’s strong sprinters and short time trialists, making him a favorite for the cobbled classics as well as the bunch sprints in major stage races. The team retains stand-outs such as Australian Mark Renshaw, Italian Piétro Caucchioli. The squad took over the impressive first place ranking in the French cup team standings in Sept. last season.
The team has been a strong supporter of American Saul Raisin, who suffered serious injuries in a crash during the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2006. His comeback at the 2007 USA Cycling Professional Championships Individual Time Trial was an inspirational experience for riders and spectators alike.
Sponsor Crédit Agricole is a French financial conglomerate.
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