Team Milram

cycling team (2006-2010)

Team Milram is an Italian-registered UCI ProTeam established in 2006. The team is often called a German team because its main sponsor is Milram, part of the Nordmilch company from the German state of Bremen.

Team Milram
Team information
UCI code MRM
Based  Italy
Founded 2006
Discipline(s) Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General Manager Gianluigi Stanga
Previous team name(s)
2006– Team Milram
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
 
Team kit
Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2006) 4. left: Alessandro Petacchi, right: Erik Zabel
Team car Team Milram Deutschlandtour 2006

Milram took over the ProTeam licence of Domina Vacanze. Erik Zabel and Alessandro Petacchi are the team’s top cyclists. There are 25 other riders, mainly from Germany and Italy. Milram is the third team in the UCI ProTour with a German main sponsor.

The team manager is led by Italian Gianluigi Stanga, who has been a team manager in professional cycling since 1983. The directeurs sportifs (Sports Directors) are the Italians Vittorio Algeri, Antonio Bevilacqua and Oscar Pellicioli . Gerry van Gerwen from the Netherlands is the commercial manager.

Milram only joined the UCI ProTour in 2006. Since then they have won 88 podium positions (that is, finished a race either first, second, or third) (24 first, 29 second, 35 third ).

Team MILRAM reorganised itself for its second season. Five new riders joined and eight riders left the team. The most prominent new rider is Igor Astarloa, 2003 World Champion from Spain. Additionally, the team added Brett Lancaster, the up-and-coming riders Marcel Sieberg and Niki Terpstra, as well as neo pro Sebastian Schwager. After breaking his kneecap in 2006, Alessandro Petacchi regained his top form and won some races.

There is a MILRAM Continental Circuit Team, and those young riders and those from other U23 teams are helped so they can develop their skills

2007 seasonEdit

Results in the Continental TourEdit

Date Race Rider
10 February   Grand Prix Costa degli Etruschi Alessandro Petacchi
18 February   6th stage Tour Méditerranéen Mirco Lorenzetto
23 February   3rd stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
24 February   4th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
25 February   5th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
21-25 February   Overall classification Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
28 February   2nd stage Valencia-Tour Alessandro Petacchi

2007 ProTeamEdit

As of January 5, 2007.[1]

Rider Date of birth
  Igor Astarloa (ESP) (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 44)
  Mirko Celestino (ITA) (1974-03-19) March 19, 1974 (age 46)
  Alessandro Cortinovis (ITA) (1977-10-11) October 11, 1977 (age 43)
  Volodymyr Dyudya (UKR) (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 37)
  Sergio Ghisalberti (ITA) (1979-12-10) December 10, 1979 (age 40)
  Ralf Grabsch (GER) (1973-04-07) April 7, 1973 (age 47)
  Andriy Hryvko (UKR) (1983-08-07) August 7, 1983 (age 37)
  Denis Haueisen (GER) (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 42)
  Matej Jurco (SVK) (1984-08-08) August 8, 1984 (age 36)
  Christian Knees (GER) (1981-03-05) March 5, 1981 (age 39)
  Brett Lancaster (AUS) (1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 40)
  Mirco Lorenzetto (ITA) (1981-07-13) July 13, 1981 (age 39)
  Martin Müller (GER) (1974-04-05) April 5, 1974 (age 46)
  Alberto Ongarato (ITA) (1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 45)
Rider Date of birth
  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) (1974-01-03) January 3, 1974 (age 46)
  Enrico Poitschke (GER) (1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 51)
  Elia Rigotto (ITA) (1982-03-04) March 4, 1982 (age 38)
  Fabio Sabatini (ITA) (1985-02-18) February 18, 1985 (age 35)
  Fabio Sacchi (ITA) (1974-05-22) May 22, 1974 (age 46)
  Björn Schröder (GER) (1980-10-27) October 27, 1980 (age 40)
  Sebastian Schwager (GER) (1984-01-04) January 4, 1984 (age 36)
  Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA) (1983-05-31) May 31, 1983 (age 37)
  Marcel Sieberg (GER) (1982-04-30) April 30, 1982 (age 38)
  Sebastian Siedler (GER) (1978-01-18) January 18, 1978 (age 42)
  Niki Terpstra (NLD) (1984-05-18) May 18, 1984 (age 36)
  Marco Velo (ITA) (1974-03-09) March 9, 1974 (age 46)
  Erik Zabel (GER) (1970-07-07) July 7, 1970 (age 50)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Team Milram - Riders". UCI. Retrieved 2007-01-05.[dead link]

Other websitesEdit