Team Type 1
|Team Name: Team Type 1 |
Team Website: www.teamtype1.org
2009 Roster: 16 riders
Bikes Used: Orbea Bicycles
2008 HighlightsA rider finished first overall in the Tour of Arkansas. The team took first overall and a rider finished first overall in the Vuelta Mexico. The team took first overall and a rider finished first in the sprint classification in the Tour de Beauce. A rider took first overall in the KOM competition in the Tour of Ireland and Jayco Herald Sun Tour. The team finished second overall in the Tour of Langkawi and third overall in the Tour de Georgia. The team includes two Olympians, representing New Zealand and Mexico. Forty-five victories overall and 100 podium finishes overall.
About Team Type 1Team Type 1 was created in 2004 by Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, a pair of avid cyclists with Type 1 diabetes. In 2006 and 2007, the pair captained Team Type 1 to back-to-back victories in the eight-person team division of the Race Across America (RAAM). In 2008, the team grew to become a 15-rider Continental team that included four riders with Type 1 diabetes. In their inaugural pro season, Team Type 1 compiled 45 victories, including winning the team classification at the Tour de Beauce and the Vuelta Mexico, and placing two riders (Glen Chadwick and Moises Aldape) in the Olympic road race in Beijing.
In 2009, Team Type 1 is growing again – to include a triathlon team, a developmental squad, a women's professional squad and two teams for RAAM: Team Type 1 and Team Type 2. The Type 1 athletes in these programs strive to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. The team encourages control of diabetes through diet, exercise and the use of the best treatment and technology available today. Team Type 1 General Manager Tom Schuler is one of the most established names in domestic cycling, having previously directed the longtime Saturn team.