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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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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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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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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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EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale

Team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale, is an American professional cycling team. Founded in 2003, the squad entered the UCI World Tour in 2009. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, United States, the team maintains an equipment and training facility in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Slipstream Sports, a holding company, owns EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale. EF Education First, a Swedish–Swiss education company, and Drapac Capital Partners, an Australian–American real estate firm, are the co-sponsors. Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, an American–Canadian bicycle manufacturer, is the presenting sponsor. The general manager is American Jonathan Vaughters and the directeur sportif is Finn–Briton Charly Wegelius. Between 2006 and 2012, the squad was partnered with American Chipotle–First Solar Development Team in the UCI America Tour. Since 2017, it has ties to Australian Drapac–EF p/b Cannondale Holistic Development Team in the UCI Oceania Tour. The team's 25 riders hail from 13 different nations.

 
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Tinkoff

Tinkoff was a Russian-registered professional cycling team from Russia. It competed in the UCI World Tour. The team was owned by Russian Oleg Tinkov and, from 1999 until March 2015, was managed by former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis. The team was sponsored by the Russian Tinkoff Bank, a credit systems company.

 
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BMC Racing Team

BMC Racing Team is a UCI ProTeam title sponsored by BMC, a Swiss-based bicycle frame manufacturer. The team is co-owned by American cyclist Jim Ochowicz, who founded the 7-Eleven Cycling Team, and is the team manager.

 
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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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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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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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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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Quick-Step Floors

Quick-Step Floors is a Belgian UCI World Tour cycling team led by team manager Patrick Lefévère. The directeurs sportifs are Davide Bramati, Wilfried Peeters, Rik Van Slycke, Tom Steels, Brian Holm and Jan Schaffrath.

 
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Team LottoNL–Jumbo

Team LottoNL–Jumbo is a men's professional bicycle racing team, successor of the former Rabobank. The team consists of three sections: ProTeam, Continental, and Cyclo-cross.

 
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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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Gitane

Gitane is a French manufacturer of bicycles based in Machecoul, France; the name "Gitane" means gypsy woman. The brand was synonymous with French bicycle racing from the 1960s through the mid-1980s, sponsoring riders such as Jacques Anquetil (1963–1965), Lucien Van Impe (1974–1976), Bernard Hinault (1975–1983), Laurent Fignon (1982–1988), and Greg LeMond (1981–1984). It is owned by Grimaldi Industri AB.