18 ProTeams for 2011

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  1. steve

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    What are you thoughts regarding teams the UCI awarded the licenses to? What team do you think will dominate 2011? Who do you feel deserved a ProTeam license but missed out? AG2R (France) Katusha (Russia) Lampre-ISD (Italy) Quick Step (Belgium) Saxo Bank-SunGard (Denmark) Team RadioShack (USA) Garmin-Cervélo (USA) Omega Pharma-Lotto (Belgium) Rabobank (Netherlands) Sky ProCycling (Great Britain) Movistar (Spain) Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spain) Astana (Kazakhstan) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (Netherlands) BMC Racing Team (USA) HTC-Highroad (USA) Liguigas-Cannondale (Italy) Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (Luxembourg)
     
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  2. baker3

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    The under performers

    Saxo Bank-SunGard - their good riders have jumped ship and new good rider has returned positive test, 2011 will be a write off.

    Team RadioShack - Retirement Shack, I will be surprised if they start the season, they seem to have to many skeletons coming back to haunt them.

    Sky ProCycling - Will they still be taking baby steps in 2011?

    Astana - They should stick to farming the most productive land on earth and forget about cycling, idiots!

    BMC Racing Team - Still don't have a proven winner. While Evans can collect points though out the year, they also seem to have to many skeletons coming back to haunt them.

    The Winners

    Omega Pharma-Lotto - André Greipel will secure them a lot of wins. Jurgen Van Den Broeck will also give them top 5's in GT's.

    Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project - Will clearly be the leading team
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    HTC-Highroad - Cav will get them enough wins.

    Garmin-Cervélo - These guys have some good fire power, possibily more proven winners than any other team.
     
  3. limerickman

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    Agree about RadioShack : they're a retirement home.


    Winners could also include Liquigas in my opinion.
    Quick Step also. They've been bubbling under and were prominent in the GT's and one day races in 2010.
     
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