(UCI team code:MRM') was a German (formerly Italian) pro cycling team, participating at the UCI ProTour.
The pro cycling team was founded in the beginning of 2006, taking over the UCI ProTeam license of Team Domina Vacanze
. The main sponsor is the Milram brand of the Bremen
company. Some smaller sponsors include Motorex
, an oil company based in Switzerland
. Sprinters Alessandro Petacchi
and Erik Zabel
initially were the top riders and captains. The squad is completed by 25 mainly German riders.
Among Team Milram’s most important successes in 2006 and 2007 Christian Knees
’s win at the German classic race „Rund um Köln
“, Alessandro Petacchi
winning the Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt in2006 and 2007, Erik Zabel
’s title as vice World Champion 2006, his win of the best sprinter’s jersey at the Deutschland-Tour
2006 and 2007 his three stage wins at the Vuelta a España
. Further important ranks are Alessandro Petacchi’s five stage wins at the Giro d’Italia
2007, his win at the classic race Paris–Tours
and Niki Terpstra
's win of the best climber’s jersay at the Deutschland-Tour 2007.
Since 2008, Team Milram is a German team. The general manager is Gerry van Gerwen. His operating company VeloCity GmbH, which was founded in 2007, took over the previous Italian operating company Ciclosport with all components including the ProTour license for the beginning of the 2008 season. The new team basis is Dortmund’s Club Olympia. With a new organisation... Read More