Thank goodness for linoleum flooring, banks, lotteries, phones, TVs, and Governments! They are keeping this great sport of cycling going for the riders and us fans!
Team website: http://www.cyclisme.ag2rlamondiale.fr/ (French)
Sponsor: AG2R a French-based interprofessional insurance and supplementary retirement fund group, and the La Mondiale Group, a French-based international group for supplementary pension and estate planning insurance.
Team website: http://www.astana.lu/index_x.php
Sponsor: coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city Astana.
Team website: http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/team/index.html
Sponsor: Swiss-based bicycle frame manufacturer.
Team website: http://www.fundacioneuskadi.com/ (Spanish)
Team website: http://www.fundacioneuskadi.com/pag/fr_index.asp (French)
Sponsor: Euskaltel, a Basque telecom company, and also partly funded by the Basque Government.
Team website: http://www.slipstreamsports.com/
Sponsor: Garmin is a maker of global positioning devices (GPS), and Transition Opticals, Inc., and Cervélo bicycles a Canadian bike manufacturer..
Team website: http://www.lampre-farnese.com/home/index.asp (Italian)
Team website: http://www.lampre-ngc.com/home/index_U.asp (English)
Sponsor: Lampre is an Italian manufacturer of prefinished steel sheet materials. ISD is a Ukrainian steel manufacturer.
Team website: http://www.leopard.lu/
Sponsor: Leopard is financed by Luxembourg businessman (real estate) Flavio Becca, and Trek Bicycles an American manufacturer of bikes.
Team website: http://www.teamliquigasdoimo.com/2010/ita/main.php (Italian)
Team website: http://www.teamliquigasdoimo.com/2010/eng/main.php (English)
Sponsor: Liquigas, a provider of liquified gas products in Italy, and Cannondale, an American bicycle manufacturing company.
Team website: http://www.omegapharma-lotto.be/
Sponsor: Lotto is a Belgian lottery, and Omega Pharma a Belgian Pharmaceutical company.
Team website: http://www.quickstepcycling.eu/
Sponsor: QuickStep is a manufacturer of laminate flooring
Team website: http://www.rabosport.nl/ (Dutch)
Team website: http://www.rabobank.com/content/about_us/sponsoring/cycling/
Sponsor: Rabobank is a financial services provider with offices worldwide. Their main location is in the Netherlands. They are a global leader in Food and Agri financing and in sustainability-oriented banking.
Team website: http://www.highroadsports.com/
Sponsor: HTC Corporation is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones. High Road Sports is the management company of team manager Bob Stapleton.
Team website: http://www.katushateam.com/
Sponsor: Russian Global Cycling Project foundation, which itself is funded by Russian businesses such as Gazprom, Itera and Rostechnologii.
Team website: http://www.cyclisme-caisse-epargne.fr/
Sponsor: a Spanish mobile telephone company Telefónica, with the team riding under the name of the company's brand Movistar.
Team website: http://www.livestrong.com/teamradioshack/
Sponsor: Radioshack a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of North America, Europe, South America and Africa. Lance Armstrong co-owns the team.
Team website: http://www.saxobanksungard.com/
Sponsor: a Danish investment bank.
Team website: http://www.teamsky.com/
Sponsor: The British Sky Broadcasting Group (a.k.a. BSkyB) is a public satellite broadcasting (pay-TV) company operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Team website: http://www.vacansoleilprocyclingteam.com/ (Dutch)
Sponsor: Vacansoleil is a European company which organizes luxury camping holidays. DCM is a Dutch farm supply company.
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