10 Facts About Team CSC


Team CSC won the UCI ProTour's team classification each year from 2005 through 2007, and the team classification in the 2010 UCI World Ranking.

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Team CSC staff go on yearly outdoor education trips, physical challenges under pressure.

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Team CSC was assembled for 1998 with Alex Pedersen and Torben Kølbæk as sports directors.

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Team CSC gained international prominence after signing Laurent Jalabert before 2001, following his many years with the Spanish ONCE team of Manolo Saiz.

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At the time, Team CSC was sponsored by the French bike manufacturer Look, which is associated with Jalabert.

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Team CSC won Liege–Bastogne–Liege and was in form when he broke his collarbone in a pile-up on stage 1 of the Tour.

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Team CSC made it up by winning a stage and finishing fourth, while his teammates Carlos Sastre and Jakob Piil won stages.

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Midway through the 2005 Tour de France, Team CSC extended sponsorship until 2008 at a higher level, enabling Riis to renew the contract with Basso for an additional three years.

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Team CSC's contract was cancelled by mutual consent, and the case against Basso was eventually dropped by the Federazione Ciclistica Italiana for lack of evidence, but without him authorizing a DNA test that could have cleared him conclusively.

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Team CSC have since started an ambitious anti-doping program together with the Danish anti-doping expert Rasmus Damsgaard.

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