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Team Sky

Team Sky is a British professional cycling team that competes in the UCI World Tour. The team is based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, with a logistics base in Deinze, Belgium. The team is managed by British Cycling's former performance director Sir Dave Brailsford.

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Astana Pro Team

Astana Pro Team is a professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by the Samruk-Kazyna, a coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city Astana. Astana attained UCI ProTeam status in its inaugural year, 2007. Following a major doping scandal involving Kazakhstani rider Alexander Vinokourov, team management was terminated and new management brought in for the 2008 season. The team was then managed by Johan Bruyneel, former team manager of U.S. Postal/Discovery Channel team. Under Bruyneel the ethical nature of the team did not improve, although Astana in this period was very successful. With a lineup including Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador, as well as runner-up Andreas Klöden the results were there, however the team was on the verge of financial collapse in May 2009. A battle for control of the team led to the return of Vinokourov for the 2009 Vuelta a España caused Bruyneel and at least fourteen of its riders to leave at the end of the 2009 season, most for Team RadioShack. Only four Spanish riders, including Contador, and most of the Kazakhs remained with the rebuilt team for 2010. Those four Spaniards all left the team for Saxo Bank–SunGard in 2011.

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Mitchelton–Scott (men's team)

Mitchelton–Scott is an Australian professional road race cycling team. Launched in January 2011, it competes on the UCI World Tour. The team is under the management of Andrew Ryan and Shayne Bannan with Neil Stephens and Matt White as Sporting Directors. The team ride Scott bikes, wear Giordana Cycling clothing, and wear Bollé eyewear. The team has financial backing from Australian businessman Gerry Ryan who owns Jayco Australia.

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Bora–Hansgrohe

Bora–Hansgrohe is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team established in 2010 with a German license, founded and managed by w:de:Ralph Denk. It is sponsored by BORA, German manufacturer, and Hansgrohe, bathroom fittings manufacturer.

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U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team

U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team was a United States-based professional road bicycle racing team. On June 15, 2004, the Discovery Channel signed a deal to become sponsor of the team for the 2004–2007 seasons and its name changed to Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team From 2005 until 2007, the team was one of the 20 teams that competed in the new UCI ProTour. As part of the sponsorship deal, Lance Armstrong, the team's undisputed leader, provided on-air appearances for the Discovery Networks TV channels. The deal did not affect the rights of secondary sponsor OLN, now known as NBC Sports Network in the US, to air major cycling events such as the Tour de France, although the two channels are competitors.

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Movistar Team (men's team)

Movistar Team is a professional road bicycle racing team which participates in the UCI World Tour and has achieved thirteen general classification (GC) victories in Grand Tours. The title sponsor is the Spanish mobile telephone company Telefónica, with the team riding under the name of the company's brand Movistar.

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Team Sunweb (men's team)

Team Sunweb is a professional German cycling team that participates in UCI World Tour events and, when selected, in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team is managed by Iwan Spekenbrink and uses Giant bicycles.

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Dimension Data (cycling team)

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is a World Tour cycling team based in South Africa. Until 2016 it was known as MTN–Qhubeka. The team's name reflects that whilst it is sponsored by Dimension Data Holdings, it rides for Qhubeka, a charity programme in South Africa. The team aim to fund 5000 bicycles every year for the charity.

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AG2R La Mondiale

AG2R La Mondiale is a French cycling team with UCI World Tour team status. Its title sponsors are the AG2R Group, which is a French-based interprofessional insurance and supplementary retirement fund group, and the La Mondiale Group, which is a French-based international group for supplementary pension and estate planning insurance. The team is predominantly French.

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Lotto–Soudal

Lotto–Soudal is a Belgian professional cycling team sponsored by the Belgian lottery and Soudal, an adhesives manufacturer. For the 2016 and 2017 editions of Paris–Nice, and the 2018 Giro d'Italia, the team raced under the name Lotto Fix ALL, and in a different colour of kit, to promote a particular product from the Soudal range. The same organisations also sponsor a women's cycling team, Lotto–Soudal Ladies.

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UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates is an Emirati road bicycle racing team. The team is a member of the UCI World Tour, and has been since the tour was formed as the top category of road cycling in 2005. However the team was temporarily suspended from the ProTour in 2010, missing one ProTour event.

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Katusha–Alpecin

Katusha–Alpecin is a Swiss road bicycle racing team which competes using Canyon bikes. The team was created in 2008 by Igor Makarov within the framework of the previously established Russian Global Cycling Project, which was intended to help cycling in Russia to move to a qualitatively new level. In 2017 the team took an international direction, still supported by Igor Makarov’s company ARETI International Group, clothing company Katusha Sports and German shampoo manufacturer Alpecin. The team has competed as a UCI ProTeam/WorldTour team since 2009. Joaquim Rodríguez, Alexander Kristoff, Daniel Moreno, Simon Špilak, Filippo Pozzato, Luca Paolini, Ilnur Zakarin, and Tony Martin are some of the most successful riders who have been riding for Katusha.

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Direct Énergie (cycling team)

Direct Énergie is a professional road bicycle racing team that competes as a UCI Professional Continental team in UCI Continental Circuits races, and UCI World Tour races when invited as a wild card entry. In previous years, the team was known as Brioches La Boulangère, Bonjour, Bouygues Télécom, and Bbox Bouygues Telecom and Europcar. The 2015 season was the last under the sponsorship of Europcar; the team has been sponsored by Direct Énergie since 2016.

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Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team

Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team from Bahrain which was founded in 2017. Its title sponsors are the government of Bahrain and the Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Merida.

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Cofidis (cycling team)

Cofidis Solutions Crédits is a French professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by a money-lending company, Cofidis. It was started in 1996 by Cyrille Guimard the former manager of Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon of the Renault-Elf-Gitane team of the 1980s. The team's sponsor has supported the team despite repeated problems such as doping scandals. After it was part of the UCI ProTour for the ProTour's first five seasons, from 2010 on the team competes as a UCI Professional Continental team.