Team Milram

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Team Milram
Team information
UCI code MRM
Based  Italy
Founded 2006
Discipline(s) Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General Manager Gianluigi Stanga
Previous team name(s)
2006– Team Milram
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
 
Team kit
Rund um den Henninger-Turm (2006) 4. left: Alessandro Petacchi, right: Erik Zabel
Team car Team Milram Deutschlandtour 2006

Team Milram is an Italian-registered UCI ProTeam established in 2006. The team is often called a German team because its main sponsor is Milram, part of the Nordmilch company from the German state of Bremen.

Milram took over the ProTeam licence of Domina Vacanze. Erik Zabel and Alessandro Petacchi are the team’s top cyclists. There are 25 other riders, mainly from Germany and Italy. Milram is the third team in the UCI ProTour with a German main sponsor.

The team manager is led by Italian Gianluigi Stanga, who has been a team manager in professional cycling since 1983. The directeurs sportifs (Sports Directors) are the Italians Vittorio Algeri, Antonio Bevilacqua and Oscar Pellicioli . Gerry van Gerwen from the Netherlands is the commercial manager.

Milram only joined the UCI ProTour in 2006. Since then they have won 88 podium positions (that is, finished a race either first, second, or third) (24 first, 29 second, 35 third ).

Team MILRAM reorganised itself for its second season. Five new riders joined and eight riders left the team. The most prominent new rider is Igor Astarloa, 2003 World Champion from Spain. Additionally, the team added Brett Lancaster, the up-and-coming riders Marcel Sieberg and Niki Terpstra, as well as neo pro Sebastian Schwager. After breaking his kneecap in 2006, Alessandro Petacchi regained his top form and won some races.

There is a MILRAM Continental Circuit Team, and those young riders and those from other U23 teams are helped so they can develop their skills

2007 season[change | change source]

Results in the Continental Tour[change | change source]

Date Race Rider
10 February Grand Prix Costa degli Etruschi Alessandro Petacchi
18 February 6th stage Tour Méditerranéen Mirco Lorenzetto
23 February 3rd stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
24 February 4th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
25 February 5th stage Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
21-25 February Overall classification Algarve-Tour Alessandro Petacchi
28 February 2nd stage Valencia-Tour Alessandro Petacchi

2007 ProTeam[change | change source]

As of January 5, 2007.[1]

Rider Date of birth
 Igor Astarloa (ESP) (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 47)
 Mirko Celestino (ITA) (1974-03-19) March 19, 1974 (age 49)
 Alessandro Cortinovis (ITA) (1977-10-11) October 11, 1977 (age 46)
 Volodymyr Dyudya (UKR) (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 41)
 Sergio Ghisalberti (ITA) (1979-12-10) December 10, 1979 (age 44)
 Ralf Grabsch (GER) (1973-04-07) April 7, 1973 (age 50)
 Andriy Hryvko (UKR) (1983-08-07) August 7, 1983 (age 40)
 Denis Haueisen (GER) (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 45)
 Matej Jurco (SVK) (1984-08-08) August 8, 1984 (age 39)
 Christian Knees (GER) (1981-03-05) March 5, 1981 (age 42)
 Brett Lancaster (AUS) (1979-11-15) November 15, 1979 (age 44)
 Mirco Lorenzetto (ITA) (1981-07-13) July 13, 1981 (age 42)
 Martin Müller (GER) (1974-04-05) April 5, 1974 (age 49)
 Alberto Ongarato (ITA) (1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 48)
Rider Date of birth
 Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) (1974-01-03) January 3, 1974 (age 50)
 Enrico Poitschke (GER) (1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 54)
 Elia Rigotto (ITA) (1982-03-04) March 4, 1982 (age 41)
 Fabio Sabatini (ITA) (1985-02-18) February 18, 1985 (age 38)
 Fabio Sacchi (ITA) (1974-05-22) May 22, 1974 (age 49)
 Björn Schröder (GER) (1980-10-27) October 27, 1980 (age 43)
 Sebastian Schwager (GER) (1984-01-04) January 4, 1984 (age 40)
 Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA) (1983-05-31) May 31, 1983 (age 40)
 Marcel Sieberg (GER) (1982-04-30) April 30, 1982 (age 41)
 Sebastian Siedler (GER) (1978-01-18) January 18, 1978 (age 46)
 Niki Terpstra (NLD) (1984-05-18) May 18, 1984 (age 39)
 Marco Velo (ITA) (1974-03-09) March 9, 1974 (age 49)
 Erik Zabel (GER) (1970-07-07) July 7, 1970 (age 53)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Team Milram - Riders". UCI. Retrieved 2007-01-05.[dead link]

Other websites[change | change source]