Cannondale (cycling team)

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Team data
UCI code CAN
nationality ItalyItaly Italy
License UCI ProTeam
operator Brixia Sports Spa
First season 1999
Last season 2014
discipline Street
Wheel manufacturer Cannondale
General manager ItalyItaly Roberto Amadio
Team manager ItalyItaly Biagio Conte
Sportl. ladder ItalyItaly Dario Mariuzzo Mario Scirea Alberto Volpi Stefano Zanatta
Name story
Years Surname
Cannondale Pro Cycling

Cannondale is a former Italian cycling team based in Sesto al Reghena .


The team was founded in 1999 under the name Liquigas . In the first ProTour season 2005 , the bike manufacturer Bianchi , who previously u. a. the team Bianchi and Alessio-Bianchi supported, as another name sponsor and remained the team's bike outfitter until the end of the 2006 season.

The US company Cannondale became the new bike sponsor in 2007 and also became a name sponsor in 2011.

At the end of the 2012 season, Liquigas withdrew as a name sponsor and the team's bike supplier, Cannondale , took over the main sponsorship. In the course of this change, the Liquigas subsidiary Liquigas Sport Spa also withdrew as a team operator. The team has since been managed by Brixia Sports Spa . At the end of 2013, Cannondale took over the majority stake in the operating company.

At the end of the 2014 season, Cannondale ended its commitment to the team operated by Brixia Sports Spa and became the name sponsor of the US ProTeam Garmin Sharp managed by Slipstream Sports .

Danilo Di Luca in the leadership jersey of the UCI Pro Tour 2005


The team's most successful years were the 2005 and 2010 seasons:

In the 2005 season, Danilo Di Luca won the Tour of the Basque Country as well as the classic Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallone . In addition, u. a. achieve two stage wins at the Giro d'Italia . With these results he won the individual classification of the UCI ProTour 2005 at the end of the season .

In 2010, the team was able to win two of the three major state tours . First Ivan Basso won the Giro d'Italia and later Vincenzo Nibali won the Vuelta a España .

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI ProTour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2005 15th ItalyItaly Danilo Di Luca (1st)
2006 14th ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (25th)
2007 3. ItalyItaly Leonardo Bertagnolli (29.)
2008 4th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Kreuziger (4.)

UCI World Calendar

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 5. Czech RepublicCzech Republic Roman Kreuziger (7.)
2010 2. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (5th)

UCI World Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 8th. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (11th)
2012 3. ItalyItaly Vincenzo Nibali (4th)
2013 9. SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (4th)
2014 17th SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan (15.)

2014 season

Success in the UCI World Tour

date run winner
the 14th of March ItalyItaly3rd stage Tirreno – Adriatico SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
28th March BelgiumBelgium E3 Harelbeke SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
June 16 SwitzerlandSwitzerland3rd stage Tour de Suisse SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
29th August SpainSpain7th stage Vuelta a España ItalyItaly Alessandro De Marchi

Success in the UCI America Tour

date run Cat . winner
17th of May United StatesUnited States7th stage California tour 2.HC SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
August 21 United StatesUnited States4th stage USA Pro Challenge 2.HC ItalyItaly Elia Viviani

Success in the UCI Asia Tour

date run Cat . winner
21st of February OmanOman4th stage Tour of Oman 2.HC SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan

Success in the UCI Europe Tour

date run Cat. driver
March 29 ItalyItaly3rd stage Settimana Internazionale 2.1 ItalyItaly Elia Viviani
April 1st BelgiumBelgium1st stage Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde 2.HC SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
3rd of April BelgiumBelgium4th stage Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde (EZF) 2.HC PolandPoland Maciej Bodnar
1st of May TurkeyTurkey5th stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2.HC ItalyItaly Elia Viviani
May 3rd TurkeyTurkey7th stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2.HC ItalyItaly Elia Viviani
June 22 SloveniaSlovenia4th stage Tour de Slovénie 2.1 ItalyItaly Elia Viviani
June 29th SlovakiaSlovakia Slovak championship - road racing CN SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Sagan
7th of July AustriaAustria2nd stage tour of Austria 2.HC ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto
July 9 AustriaAustria4th stage tour of Austria 2.HC ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto
16th September ItalyItaly Coppa Bernocchi 1.1 ItalyItaly Elia Viviani

Additions Disposals

Accesses Team 2013 Departures Team 2014
New ZealandNew Zealand George Bennett RadioShack Leopard ItalyItaly Tiziano Dall'Antonia Androni Giocattoli Venezuela
ItalyItaly Marco Marcato Vacansoleil DCM PolandPoland Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice
FranceFrance Jean-Marc Marino Soy sun ArgentinaArgentina Lucas Sebastián Haedo Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team
ItalyItaly Oscar Gatto Vini Fantini-Selle Italia JapanJapan Nariyuki Masuda Utsunomiya lightning
SloveniaSlovenia Matej Mohorič Sava DenmarkDenmark Brian Vandborg End of career
ItalyItaly Alberto Bettiol Neoprofi ItalyItaly Federico Canuti Unknown
ItalyItaly Davide Formolo Neoprofi ItalyItaly Mauro Da Dalto Unknown
ItalyItaly Davide Villella Neoprofi


Team Liquigas-Doimo 2010
Surname birthday nationality Team 2015
Ivan Basso November 26, 1977 ItalyItaly Italy Tinkoff-Saxo
George Bennett April 7, 1990 New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Team Lotto NL-Jumbo
Alberto Bettiol October 29, 1993 ItalyItaly Italy Team Cannondale-Garmin
Maciej Bodnar March 7, 1985 PolandPoland Poland Tinkoff-Saxo
Guillaume Boivin May 25, 1989 CanadaCanada Canada Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies
Damiano Caruso October 12, 1987 ItalyItaly Italy BMC Racing Team
Alessandro De Marchi May 19, 1986 ItalyItaly Italy BMC Racing Team
Davide Formolo October 25, 1992 ItalyItaly Italy Team Cannondale-Garmin
Oscar Gatto January 1, 1985 ItalyItaly Italy Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
Ted King January 31, 1983 United StatesUnited States United States Team Cannondale-Garmin
Michel Koch October 15, 1991 GermanyGermany Germany rad-net Rose team
Kristijan Koren November 25, 1986 SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Team Cannondale-Garmin
Matthias Krizek September 29, 1988 AustriaAustria Austria Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
Paolo Longo Borghini December 10, 1980 ItalyItaly Italy End of career
Alan Marangoni July 16, 1984 ItalyItaly Italy Team Cannondale-Garmin
Marco Marcato February 11, 1984 ItalyItaly Italy Wanty-Groupe Gobert
Jean-Marc Marino August 15, 1983 FranceFrance France End of career
Matej Mohorič October 19, 1994 SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Team Cannondale-Garmin
Moreno Moser December 25, 1990 ItalyItaly Italy Team Cannondale-Garmin
Daniele Ratto 5th October 1989 ItalyItaly Italy UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
Fabio Sabatini February 18, 1985 ItalyItaly Italy Etixx-Quick Step
Juraj Sagan December 23, 1988 SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Tinkoff-Saxo
Peter Sagan January 26, 1990 SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Tinkoff-Saxo
Cristiano Salerno February 18, 1985 ItalyItaly Italy Bora argon 18
Cayetano Sarmiento March 28, 1987 ColombiaColombia Colombia Colombia
Davide Villella June 27, 1991 ItalyItaly Italy Team Cannondale-Garmin
Elia Viviani February 7, 1989 ItalyItaly Italy Team Sky
Cameron Litter 3rd August 1983 AustraliaAustralia Australia

See also

Individual evidence

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  2. of August 27, 2012: Liquigas-Cannondale, nasce Brixia Sport: il futuro riparte da 22 corridori!
  3. Vaughters Confirms Merger - Garmin and Cannondale Merge., August 20, 2014, accessed on August 21, 2014 .

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