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March 14/08 9:28 am - Record Number of UCI MTB Trade Teams for 2008

Posted by Editoress on 03/14/08

Registration of 2008 UCI Mountain Bike Teams Sets New Record
Courtesy UCI

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has published the list of 2008 UCI Mountain Bike Teams. This year, 95 teams are registered compared with 66 in 2007, representing an increase of 43%.

This dramatic increase is partly due to the growing number of teams registered in the United States (14 teams compared with 8 last year), in Germany (11 teams) and in Italy and France (each with 10 teams).

The other contributing factor is the increase in the number of downhill and 4-cross teams, which now represent 40% of the teams, compared with 52% for cross-country Olympic and marathon disciplines (the remaining teams are mixed, comprising cross-country and downhill specialists).

The first UCI Mountain Bike Teams appeared in 2000, with 196 riders forming 30 teams. These figures remained stable until 2005 (37 teams, 233 riders), before literally exploding in 2006 (59 teams, 311 riders), and reach record numbers in 2008.

For the first time this year, the UCI Mountain bike Teams will display a logo on their jerseys proving that they meet the UCI's strict quality criteria, particularly in the administrative, financial and ethical areas. The logo also facilitates recognition by the media and sponsors.

Team CodeTeamCountry
CFOCommencal - Furious - Oakley TeamAND
YHR4 Elements Yeti/Hotec/RSPAUT
KTRKenda TomacAUT
MSRMs-Intense Factory-RacingAUT
LVTLingier-Versluys TeamBEL
VLKVersluys-Landbouwkrediet MTB TeamBEL
WHOWindose HouffalzieBEL
NWTNorco World TeamCAN
RMBRocky MountainCAN
CESCeska Sporitelna MTBCZE
MAXMax CursorCZE
MBTMerida Biking TeamCZE
CONConor - Camping La SiestaESP
ECPEcp-Tau CeramicaESP
MSNMotril-Sierra Nevada Bike ParkESP
BRMBreiz MountainFRA
CFCCorsica Fed ConsultingFRA
LSSLapierre Dh Powered By Saab SalomonFRA
SCOScott Valloire GalibierFRA
SUBSubaru Mountain Bike Pro TeamFRA
CIKTeam Cibf KeopsFRA
LPITeam Lapierre InternationalFRA
PYRTeam Pyrenees MorewoodFRA
ANCAnimal CommencalGBR
CRCChain Reaction Cycles/IntenseGBR
MOJMojo OrangeGBR
PEXPrintexpress UK MTB TeamGBR
FLIReverse ComponentsGBR
RUKRocky Mountain UKGBR
TBRTeam Bike RadarGBR
CANCannondale Factory RacingGER
CGTCentral Ghost Pro TeamGER
IWSItera-World Sports Star-TeamGER
MMBMultivan Merida Biking TeamGER
SAFSolid Aclass Factory TeamGER
TAGTeam Alb-Gold MountainbikeGER
TBSTeam BullsGER
GHOTeam Ghost InternationalGER
TMSTeam Mayer StevensGER
TXHTeam XLC HaibikeGER
TERTopeak Ergon Racing TeamGER
ABGArgentina Bike Gravity TeamITA
COLColnago Cap ArreghiniITA
GWBGewiss BianchiITA
GITGiant Italia TeamITA
LEEInfotre - LeecouganITA
PIHPlaybiker - Iron HorseITA
PROPro-Bike Riding TeamITA
SUNSunshine Racers Asv NalsITA
SSPSurfing ShopITA
CBETeam CBE Tecnoimpianti A.S.DITA
BEOBeone Chainreaction MountainbiketeamNED
DOTDolphin-Trek Mountainbike Racing TeamNED
MTNMerida Team NorwayNOR
STNSpecialized Team NorwayNOR
TEHTeam Etto HoydahlNOR
HALHalls Professional MTB TeamPOL
JBGJbg2-Apc PresmetPOL
TEMTeam Enduro MulishaSLO
TSLTeam Scott LactatSLO
IXSLXS Sports Division World Cup Racing TeamSUI
SPRSport PromotionSUI
SCTSuspension CenterSUI
SPTSwisspower MTB TeamSUI
TOMTomac Factory RacingSUI
GCAGoldcity AlanyaTUR
GMTGiant Mountain Bike TeamUSA
GTMGT Mongoose / Pacific CycleUSA
LUNLuna Womens MTB TeamUSA
MERMonster Energy / Iron HorseUSA
SCBSanta Cruz SyndicateUSA
SFRSpecialized Factory RacingUSA
SGFSubaru-Gary FisherUSA
TMXTeam MaxxisUSA
SVBTeam Sol Vista BasinUSA
TRATranscend MagazineUSA
YETYeti Fox Shox Factory Race TeamUSA


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