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Raleigh – Back in the Game

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Raleigh – Back in the Game. The all-new British-based Team Raleigh was launched recently. Our pal Dan Fleeman – who together with Tom Barras will lead the squad – kindly sent us some pics from the team’s presentation which took place at the Eastwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel in Nottingham, home of the legendary marque.

Earlier in the day, the riders had visited the Raleigh factory to collect their new bikes, and kit.

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Dan chats to Dave Duffield.

A past employee at Raleigh, Eurosport commentator David Duffield mc’d the proceedings, and interviewed each of the riders after they had cycled into the presentation.

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Dan’s new Raleigh race bike.

Raleigh have committed to a three year sponsorship plan, with two additional years possible, and the goal is to attain UCI Continental Professional status by the end of the fifth year.

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Team Raleigh 2010.

The team manager, Chris Truett has assembled the ten man team which has an average age of only 22, with eight Brits, an Aussie and a German completing the squad

Together with some races in Europe, the team lists the Tour Series criteriums, the Premier Calendar road series, the Tour of Britain and the Tour of Ireland as the main targets, but today the team travel to Mallorca for a two week training camp before kicking off their season at the Eddie Soens Race in March, at Aintree race course.

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Co-leader Tom Barras.

Team Raleigh 2010

  • Dale Appleby
  • Tom Barras
  • Mike Cummings
  • Dan Fleeman
  • Richard Handley
  • Liam Holohan
  • Julian Rammler (Ger)
  • Dan Shand
  • Pete Smith (Aus)
  • James Stewart

Manager

  • Chris Truett
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Dan also sent us some pics of the award ceremony where he was presented by old Cervelo teammate Dan Lloyd with his Hill Climb Champion’s cup.
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Dan and Kirsty at the awards night.
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Dan couldn’t wait to try his new Raleigh, despite the recent conditions.
Martin Williamson
Martin is our Editor, Web site Designer and Manager, and concentrates on photography. He's been involved in cycling for over 42 years and has raced for many of them, having a varied career which includes time trials, road and track racing, and triathlons. Martin has been the Scottish 25 Mile TT and 100 Mile TT Champion, the British Points Race League Champion on the track, and was a prolific winner of time trials in his day, particularly hilly ones like the Tour de Trossachs and the Meldons MTT.

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