As a Belgian World Tour cycling team with a long-term vision Lotto Soudal has the ambition to play a leading role in international cycling. By building a professional, ethical and scientific structure, with specific attention on the development of talent, Lotto Soudal riders get the chance to live their dream. Lotto has been a cycling sponsor for more than 30 years and is the oldest sponsor in the peloton. In all those years in the peloton the ‘Lotto’ team has gathered 906 victories, of which 32 are stage wins in the Tour de France–and this doesn’t include Andre Greipel’s most recent win on Champs-Elysees at Tour de France, 2016.
Trek-Segafredo is a global professional cycling team that competes at the highest level with the utmost passion and respect to the sport. Weaved around unique, rich personalities that create perfect unity, the team is open, engaging and welcomes all to come experience the grit and glory of professional cycling.
The team has a roster of 28 riders from 18 different Nationalities. The USA-registered WorldTour team competes around the world from January through October with over 250 race days each season. This global team is invested in bikes, coffee and the future; racing hard for the glory of the sport we all love.
*We also appreciate that their mechanics like to have a little fun too.
Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team is a World Tour cycling team established in 2003 and based in Wevelgem, Belgium, a city that’s iconic for Flemish cycling. Currently made up of 27 riders from 13 different countries, Quick-Step Floors has built an extraordinary reputation over the years, becoming one of the most successful squads in history, under the guidance of CEO Patrick Lefevere. At the end of 2010, Czech Businessman Mr. Zdenek Bakala took over the outfit, which is managed by a Board comprising eight members.
The team focuses on its Belgian roots, but also strives to have an international impact. Since its inception, the team has scored more than 600 victories, including 15 Monuments, 4 World Road Championships, 6 World ITT Championships, 3 World TTT Championships, 2 World Cups and an Olympic Title.
In 2017, Quick-Step Floors was the most successful team in the world for the sixth year in a row, amassing 59 victories (56 in UCI races). Current top riders for the team are sprinters Fernando Gaviria (winner of four stages and the cyclamen jersey at the Giro d’Italia), Elia Viviani (Olympic Omnium Champion), four-time Monument winner and 2012 World Champion Philippe Gilbert, Niki Terpstra (winner of the 2014 Paris-Roubaix), Zdenek Stybar (2015 Strade Bianche victor), Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels, best young rider of the past two Giro d’Italia editions, and Julian Alaphilippe, the only rider in history to win the green and white jerseys at a single Paris-Nice edition.
This team got it’s start in 2016 with a unique premise: dominate the Red Hook Crit Series. All in. Throw everything at it. Heck, design special BIKES around each race–and make them pretty. Then add two super fast guys to ride said pretty bikes. That’s exactly what they did in 2016 and it was wildly successful.
Specialized is aiming high yet again and has added more racers to the roster. They will be highlighting a different designer at each of the four Red Hook Crit (RHC) races, with each designer interpreting the riders’ complete look, including bikes, skinsuits, helmets, and shoes with creative direction completely open for the designer to go any way they wish. As for the racers…well, they only get to go one way. And that is fast.⠀
Two stage wins in the Tour of Utah. An overall win at the Tour of Alberta. The only U.S.-based team that has won at least one stage in the largest North American stage races. First, third, fourth, and fifth places in the Reading 120. All culminating in a first-place finish in the UCI America Tour. And that was just 2016.
Holowesko|Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear has quickly grown to become one of the strongest Continental racing teams, and it didn’t come from staring at power meters and perfecting form. Chief sports director, Thomas Craven, along with founders George and Rich Hincapie, approach managing the team from a place of mentor-ship and camaraderie. As Craven says, “We teach them all those things that can’t be dialed in with a computer.”
Cylance Pro Cycling is the perfect balance between professionalism driven by both data and heart all brought together with camaraderie, friendship and a pure love of the sport of cycling. This is evident with their recent 2017 victories at the Santos Women’s Tour–with Track World Champion/2X Olympian, Kirsten Wild winning two of the four stages and finishing 3rd overall. #bringthegreen.
Velo Classic p/b Stan’s NoTubes is a USAC Domestic Elite women’s road cycling team with a powerful group of 11 women ready to race on the national stage for the 2017 road racing season.
This team started as a New York City-based group of young, working professional women who love to ride and race bikes. Over 6 years they’ve grown to include strong and driven women from throughout the East Coast and Eastern Midwest while their roots still hold strong in NYC. Though the streets and parks of New York are their training grounds, their love of cycling has taken them to races across the country, and Canada too.