Team Argos-Shimano Becomes Team Giant-Shimano
Giant bikes today announced it has taken over Argos' role as title sponsor of one of the most successful professional road cycling teams. Therefore, Team Argos-Shimano will be titled Team Giant-Shimano starting with the first race of the 2014 season.
Spekenbrink has built the squad into one of the sport’s dominant teams by focusing on the development of the most promising talents - a strategy later copied by Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. The organization has a balanced roster of international riders representing 15 countries and recently announced the signing of rising American talents Lawson Craddock and Chad Haga for 2014.
Team Giant-Shimano riders will be supplied with Giant Propel Advanced SL aero road bikes, the legendary TCR Advanced SL road bikes, the Defy Advanced SL endurance road bikes, and the Trinity Advanced SL time trial bikes. All bikes will be equipped with Shimano components. In addition to team bikes, Giant will also supply riders with racing kits and other apparel.
The pro women’s team, led by current stars Kirsten Wild and Claudia Häusler of Germany, will focus on major stage races and World Cups, and will race primarily on the Liv/giant Envie Advanced bike. They are joined by rising star Lucy Garner, a two-time junior road world champion from Great Britain.