Team Columbia Highroad
|Team Name: Columbia Highroad |
Team Website: www.highroadsports.com
2009 Roster: 28 riders
Bikes Used: Scott Bicycles
2008 HighlightsSix stage wins in the Tour de France and four stage wins in the Giro d'Italia. Riders took first overall in the Fleche Wallone. The team also includes the World Time Trial Champion.
About Team Columbia Highroad2008 was a very successful year for the squad, posting exciting stage wins in the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Fleche Wallone, Schildeprijs, Tour de Georgia, Amgen Tour of California, Tour of Germany, Tour of Ireland and the Dauphine Libere, among others. With 37 riders from 18 different nations, the men and women's teams finished the 2008 season as the number one team in the world by winning more races than any other team.
On the squad is rider George Hincapie, who is a familiar face and renowned competitor in both American and International cycling. Also look for former World Time Trial Champion Australian Michael Rogers, Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Kim Kirchen and the young, renowned sprinter Mark Cavendish, who had a breakout season in 2008.
Team Columbia Highroad seeks to create an environment where success is achieved using the best methods, technology and personal development tools found in the world of sport. Their goals are to make change happen, to win by fair means, and represent the best aspects of sport.
Columbia Sportswear's sponsorship of Team Columbia Highroad provides an ideal opportunity for a major American company to support outdoor athletes who demand excellence of themselves and from their high-performance products. Columbia is pleased to promote a sport that is beloved by millions of people around the globe, who enjoy the outdoors and who deserve high-performance apparel for their own activities.