|Team Name: Rabobank |
Team Website: www.rabobank.com
2009 Roster: 30 riders
Bikes Used: Giant Bicycles
2008 HighlightsStage win in the Critérium International. Riders took first in the sprint classification and claimed a stage win in the Tour de France and Tirreno-Adriatico. Riders also took first overall in the Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour de Luxembourg; first overall and a stage win in the Driedaagse van De Panne; and overall best young rider and two stage wins in Paris-Nice. The team also includes the Cyclocross World Champion and the Road and Time Trial National Champions.
About Team RabobankThis ProTour team, based out of the Netherlands, is sure to bring a strong squad to the Amgen Tour of California. Rabobank includes three-time World Champion Oscar Freire, two-time Vuelta a España winner Denis Menchov and current Cyclocross World Champion Lars Boom.
Key additions to the 2009 roster include Stef Clement, a gifted time trialist who started out his career at the Rabobank Continental team and then moved to French Bouygues Télécom; Tom Stamsnijder from Gerolsteiner; and Juan Manuel Garate from Quick Step. Newcomers Nick Nuyens from Cofidis and Maarten Tjallingii from Silence-Lotto have signed on as well.
Rabobank, a Netherlands-based global bank, is a committed sponsor, and have been the team’s title sponsor since 1996. Rabobank, N.A., a leading California community bank have announced that Rabobank will be a “Founding Partner” of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California.