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Team data
UCI code GEO
nationality SpainSpain Spain
License Professional Continental Team
operator Grupo Deportivo GM Bicicletas, Camargo
First season 2004
Last season 2011
discipline Street
Wheel manufacturer Fuji
Team manager SwitzerlandSwitzerland Mauro Gianetti
Name story
Years Surname
Saunier Duval-Prodir
Saunier Duval-Scott
Scott-American Beef
Geox-TMC jersey

Geox-TMC (formerly Footon-Servetto , Fuji-Servetto , before that Scott-American Beef , Saunier Duval-Scott and Saunier Duval-Prodir ) was a Spanish cycling team .

The team was founded in 2004 by team manager Mauro Gianetti and took part in the UCI ProTour until 2010 as the UCI ProTeam . The team competed in the 2011 season as a Professional Continental Team . At the end of the 2011 season, the team was dissolved because the team operator Grupo Deportivo GM Bicicletas could not find a new sponsor after the withdrawal of the main sponsor Geox , an Italian shoe manufacturer.

The team was equipped with bikes from Scott until the turn of the year 2008/2009 , and since 2009 the bikes have been provided by Fuji.

Since 2008, the team has been repeatedly involved in doping scandals, which resulted in frequent changes of sponsors. Then moved Saunier Duval back after the then team captain Riccardo Ricco during the 2008 Tour de France doping had been convicted. The bicycle manufacturer Scott initially announced that it would continue to sponsor the team, but later also terminated its support. From 2011, the team only had a license as a Professional Continental Team and drove under the name Geox-TMC . Despite prominent riders in the team such as the former tour winner Carlos Sastre and the third of the Tour de France 2010 , Denis Menschow , the team was surprisingly not invited to the 2011 Tour de France .

For the Vuelta a España 2011 , the team received the starting authorization via a wildcard and here the team managed a bang a few weeks before the breakup. Juan José Cobo , who wanted to end his cycling career in the middle of 2011 and had to be persuaded to continue, won the difficult 15th stage with the goal on the Alto de Angliru single- handedly. He took the lead and was able to save 13 seconds after Madrid from his narrow lead. This overall victory at the Vuelta was therefore the greatest success of the team overall.

2011 season

Success in the UCI WorldTour

date run driver
September 4th SpainSpain15th stage Vuelta a España SpainSpain Juan José Cobo
August 20–11. September SpainSpain Overall ranking Vuelta a España SpainSpain Juan José Cobo

Success in the UCI Europe Tour

date run Cat. driver
27th of February SpainSpain Clásica de Almería 1.1 ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi
April 21 ItalyItaly3rd stage Giro del Trentino 2.HC ColombiaColombia Fabio Duarte
21 July ItalyItaly2a. Stage Brixia Tour  2.1 ItalyItaly Fabio Felline

Disposals - additions

Accesses Team 2010 Departures Team 2011
SpainSpain David de la Fuente Astana SpainSpain Aitor Perez Lampre ISD
SpainSpain Juan José Cobo Caisse d'Epargne DenmarkDenmark Martin Pedersen Leopard Trek
ColombiaColombia Mauricio Ardila Rabobank ItalyItaly Eros Capecchi Liquigas-Cannondale
RussiaRussia Dmitri Kosonchuk Rabobank PortugalPortugal Manuel Cardoso Team RadioShack
RussiaRussia Denis Menshov Rabobank SpainSpain José Alberto Benítez Andalucía Caja Granada
ItalyItaly Daniele Ratto CarmioOro NGC ItalyItaly Michele Merlo De Rosa-Ceramica Flaminia
ItalyItaly Daniele Colli Ceramica Flaminia SpainSpain Félix Vidal Celis LeTua Cycling Team
SpainSpain Carlos Sastre Cervélo TestTeam SpainSpain Pedro Merino Miche-Guerciotti
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marcel Wyss Cervélo TestTeam AustriaAustria Markus Eibegger Tabriz Petrochemical Team
SpainSpain Xavier Florencio Cervélo TestTeam ItalyItaly Ermanno Capelli Team Vorarlberg
ColombiaColombia Fabio Duarte Café de Colombia-Colombia es Pasión AustraliaAustralia Johnnie Walker V Australia
SpainSpain David Blanco Palmeiras Resort-Tavira United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tom Faiers Wonderful Pistachios Cycling
SloveniaSlovenia Marko Kump Adria Mobil SpainSpain Iban Mayoz End of career
ItalyItaly Tomas Alberio Neoprofi SwitzerlandSwitzerland David Vitoria End of career
ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi Neoprofi SpainSpain David Gutiérrez Unknown
SpainSpain Enrique Mata Unknown


Surname birthday nationality Team 2012
Tomas Alberio March 31, 1989 ItalyItaly Italy Team Idea
Mauricio Ardila May 21, 1979 ColombiaColombia Colombia Colombia-Comcel
David Blanco March 3, 1975 SpainSpain Spain Efapel glass drive
Matthias Brändle December 7, 1989 AustriaAustria Austria Team NetApp
Giampaolo Cheula May 23, 1979 ItalyItaly Italy Team KTM – Stihl Torrevilla
Juan José Cobo February 11, 1981 SpainSpain Spain Movistar
Daniele Colli April 19, 1982 ItalyItaly Italy Team Type 1-Sanofi
Marco Corti June 15, 1985 ItalyItaly Italy
Fabio Duarte June 11, 1986 ColombiaColombia Colombia Colombia-Coldeportes
Arkaitz Duran May 18, 1986 SpainSpain Spain Telco'm-Conor Azysa
Fabio Felline March 29, 1990 ItalyItaly Italy Androni Giocattoli Venezuela
Xavier Florencio December 26, 1979 SpainSpain Spain Katusha team
David de la Fuente May 4th 1981 SpainSpain Spain Caja Rural
Noé Gianetti October 6, 1989 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Team Exergy
David Gutiérrez April 2, 1982 SpainSpain Spain Onda
Dmitri Kosonchuk April 5, 1984 RussiaRussia Russia RusVelo
Marko Kump September 9, 1988 SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Adria Mobil
Denis Menshov January 25, 1978 RussiaRussia Russia Katusha team
Matteo Pelucchi January 21, 1989 ItalyItaly Italy Team Europcar
Daniele Ratto 5th October 1989 ItalyItaly Italy Liquigas-Cannondale
Carlos Sastre April 22, 1975 SpainSpain Spain End of career
Rafael Valls June 25, 1987 SpainSpain Spain Vacansoleil DCM
Marcel Wyss June 25, 1986 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Atlas Personal Jakroo
Trainees nationality
Maurizio Gorato ItalyItaly Italy
Tino Thömel GermanyGermany Germany
Albert Torres SpainSpain Spain

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI America Tour 2011
driver Points
229. ItalyItaly Giampaolo Cheula 10
234. ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi 10
326. ItalyItaly Fabio Felline 5
UCI Asia Tour 2011
driver Points
283. ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi 5
UCI Europe Tour 2011
driver Points
84. ItalyItaly Daniele Ratto 144.5
109. SpainSpain Juan José Cobo 120
111. ColombiaColombia Fabio Duarte 118
127. ItalyItaly Daniele Colli 108
174. ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi 89
186. ItalyItaly Fabio Felline 84.5
197 RussiaRussia Denis Menshov 81.5
264. SpainSpain Carlos Sastre 59
280. SpainSpain Arkaitz Duran 56
600. SpainSpain David Blanco 21.5
714. SwitzerlandSwitzerland Marcel Wyss 15th
751 ColombiaColombia Mauricio Ardila 12.5
805 SpainSpain David de la Fuente 11
987. SloveniaSlovenia Marko Kump 6th
987. SpainSpain David Gutiérrez 6th
1064. SpainSpain Xavier Florencio 5
1139. SpainSpain Rafael Valls 3
1212. RussiaRussia Dmitri Kosonchuk 2

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI world rankings

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2004 14th SpainSpain Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (13th)

UCI ProTour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2005 7th SpainSpain Constantino Zaballa (28th)
2006 9. SpainSpain José Ángel Gómez (23rd)
2007 6th ItalyItaly Riccardo Riccò (16.)
2008 5. ItalyItaly Riccardo Riccò (42.)

UCI World Calendar

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2009 23. SpainSpain Juan José Cobo (72nd)
2010 29 PortugalPortugal Manuel António Cardoso (146.)

UCI Africa Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 - -

UCI America Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 28. ItalyItaly Giampaolo Cheula (229.)

UCI Asia Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 64. ItalyItaly Matteo Pelucchi (283.)

UCI Europe Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 15th ItalyItaly Daniele Ratto (84th)

UCI Oceania Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2011 - -

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. of December 7th, 2011: The curtain falls on Geox-TMC
  2. Fuji-Servetto Registers with Pro Tour for 2009 Season ,
  3. Saunier-Duval dissolves team on July 23, 2008
  4. SCOTT Bicycles discontinues sponsorship (English) from August 28, 2008