Discovery Channel Pro Cycling TeamBerry Floor, a Belgian flooring company, was the secondary sponsor, also known as a Presenting Sponsor. The team was co-owned by Tailwind Sports Corp.
Legitimate problems of mismanagement and sloppy accounting were pointed out by the Postal Service itself, via the USPS Office of the Inspector General. He brought with him much of Discovery s personel, such as riders Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer, Yaroslav Popovych, Tomas Vaitkus, and coach Sean Yates. The 2007 U.S.
of San Francisco and Capital Sports & Entertainment of Austin, TX. On February 10, 2007 Discovery Channel announced that it would not renew its sponsorship of the team at the end of the 2007 season. On August 10, 2007, Tailwind Sports announced the end of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. It was the continuation of the 2004 U.S.
Also, Armstrong was named USOC SportsMan of the Year, which he also won in 1999. Eddie Borysewicz, known as Eddy B , began an amateur squad sponsored by Sunkyong, a South Korea-based manufacturing and industrial conglomerate. Domestically the USPS Pro Cycling Team was presented by Alloc, the American subsidiary of Berry Floor. Armstrong won six Tours de France (1999-2004) with US Postal, and in 2003 Roberto Heras—at that time a US Postal rider—won the Vuelta a España.
Armstrong went on to win a seventh Tour de France in 2005, after the USPS contract and sponsorship ended. The US Postal Service announced that they would cease sponsorship at the end of the 2004 racing season when their eight-year contract expired. Tailwind officials stopped their search for a new title sponsor for the Discovery team, citing the current tumultuous conditions within the sport of cycling.
The chief mechanic was Julien DeVries. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (UCI Team Code: DSC) was a United States-based professional road bicycle racing team.
Borysewicz served as the team s directeur sportif and the team raced mainly in domestic events in the United States. Thomas Weisel brought in Mark Gorski, the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Men s 1000 m Sprint (Scratch) event, as team manager. Team operations continued until the end of the 2007 season. After the 2007 season Johan Bruyneel went to rebuild the shamed and suspended Team Astana for the 2008 season.
This demand was met on June 15, 2004 when Discovery Networks stepped in and agreed to sponsor the team for the next three years as the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. With the help of Thomas Weisel and Eddie Borysewicz, the United States Postal Service begins its reign as title sponsor to what has become the most successful cycling team from the United States. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team was named the USOC Team of the Year.
The deal did not affect the rights of secondary sponsor OLN, now known as Versus in the US, to air major cycling events such as the Tour de France, although the two channels are competitors. The team was directed by Belgian Johan Bruyneel, who also managed U.S. Before the expiration of the USPS contract, Armstrong insisted that he would only continue to ride with the USPS team structure.
Weisel, an avid cyclist, continued his support for cycling. The following companies and organizations served as sponsors for the 2007 squad: . They had previously been under fire for the expenditure from organizations such as Postal Watch, a website critical of the United States Postal Service.
national road champion George Hincapie signed a contract for the 2008 season with Team High Road, now Team Columbia, run by the American Bob Stapleton. As of April 30, 2007. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team The US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team and later named the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team presented by Berry Floor operated from 1996 through 2004, and during its time fielded one of the biggest names in modern cycling: Lance Armstrong. The United States Postal Service was the title (primary) sponsor from 1996 through 2004 and the team was nicknamed the Blue Train . At the 1984 Summer Olympics, Borysewicz served as the U.S.
As part of the sponsorship deal, Armstrong provided on-air appearances for the Discovery Networks TV channels. Postal.
Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner, was its leader (albeit only during the Tour) until July 2005. Due in large part to Russian Viatcheslav Ekimov and his key stage wins at Paris-Nice and the Dauphiné Libéré, the USPS squad got its first invitation to ride in the Tour de France. Lance Armstrong joined the US Postal team in late 1998, when returning to professional cycling following his cancer treatments. In 2001, the U.S.
From 2005 until 2007, the team was one of the 20 teams that competed in the new UCI ProTour. On June 15, 2004, the Discovery Channel signed a deal to become sponsor of the team for the 2004-2008 seasons. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team.
Olympic Cycling Coach and led American cyclists to an unprecedented nine Olympic medals. Subaru and Montgomery Securities, led by Thomas Weisel, serve as co-title sponsors. Montgomery Securities Chief Executive Thomas W.