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Stagiaire summary: Riders given a chance of a lifetime

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
August 04, 2010, 5:29 BST,
Updated:
August 04, 2010, 11:23 BST
Taylor Phinney shows his mix 'n' match Oakleys.

Taylor Phinney shows his mix 'n' match Oakleys.

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As the second part of the season begins in earnest, with a series of short stages races across Europe, professional teams have started to name their stagiaire, or trainee, riders who will ride with them for the remainder of the season. These riders are given the opportunity to prove their worth with a potential contract for the following season often awarded to those who show their talent.

This year some 90 stagiaires have been registered with the International Cycling Union (UCI). These riders range from an age of just 18 through to 26. While most hail from traditional cycling nations such as France, Belgium and Italy, it also includes the riders from the United States of America, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Perhaps the biggest name on the list is America’s Taylor Phinney, who has graduated to the Radioshack squad from the Under 23 Trek-Livestrong squad with Kiwi duo Clinton Avery and Jesse Sergeant. With the trio on loan to its ProTour squad, Trek-Livestrong has given cyclo-cross rider Joseph Dombrowski a stagiaire place for the remainder of the season.

Other Anglophones given a stagiaire place include Australia’s William Clarke, who has been released from his Praties obligations to ride with AG2R La Mondiale, and Ireland’s Sam Bennett who will join Française des Jeux. Another American in the form of Cole House will join BMC Racing Team for his stagiaire role.

Cervelo Test Team has gathered its two riders from less common cycling nations. It will have Swedish rider Alexander Wetterhall, who won a Ringerike GP stage this season, and Eritea cyclist Daniel Teklehaymanot fill its stagiaire roles. Teklehaymanot has had a strong season, winning a stage at Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay, and getting results in the GP du Portugal, Berner Rundfahrt and Tour de Franche Comte Cycliste.

Below is a comprehensive list of all 90 stagiaires sorted by level of team – ProTour, Professional Continental and Continental.

AG2R La Mondiale
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
1 Thomas Bonnin (Fra) 21  
2 William Clarke (Aus) 25  
3 Mathieu Teychenne (Fra) 21  
FDJ
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
4 Sam Bennett (Irl) 19  
5 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) 20  
6 Nicolas Cardepuy (Fra) 21  
Footon-Servetto
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
7 Daniel Diaz (Arg) 21  
8 Ran Margaliot (Isr) 22  
Lampre-Farnese Vini
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
9 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) 22  
10 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) 22  
11 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) 24  
Omega Pharma-Lotto
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
12 Walt De Winter (Bel) 21  
13 Jens Debusschere (Bel) 21  
Quick Step
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
14 Frederique Robert (Bel) 21  
15 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) 19  
Team Katusha
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
16 Mikhail Antonov (Rus) 24  
17 Alexander Mironov (Rus) 26  
18 Alexander Porsev (Rus) 24  
Team Milram
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
19 Stefan Schäfer (Ger) 24  
20 Michael Weicht (Ger) 22  
Radioshack
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
21 Clinton Robert Avery (NZl) 22  
22 Taylor Phinney (USA) 20  
23 Jesse Sergent (NZl) 22  
Professional Continental teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
Landbouwkrediet
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
24 Grégory Barteau (Fra) 25  
Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
25 Sven Jodts (Bel) 21  
26 Pieter Serry (Bel) 21  
27 Jelle Wallays (Bel) 21  
Andalucia-Cajasur
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
28 Jose Luis Cano (Spa) 22  
29 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) 21  
30 José Vega Aguilar (Spa) 21  
Xacobeo Galicia
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
31 Aser Estevez Cividanes (Spa) 22  
32 Pablo Torres Muino (Spa) 22  
Bbox Bouygues Telecom
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
33 Jerome Cousin (Fra) 21  
34 Tony Hurel (Fra) 22  
35 Kévin Reza (Fra) 22  
Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
36 Yohan Bagot (Fra) 23  
37 Nicolas Edet (Fra) 22  
38 Adrien Petit (Fra) 19  
Saur-Sojasun
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
39 Christophe Laborie (Fra) 23  
40 Paul Poux (Fra) 25  
41 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) 20  
Carmiooro NGC
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
42 Christophe Laborie (Fra) 23  
43 Paul Poux (Fra) 25  
44 Etienne Tortelier (Fra) 20  
Ceramica Flaminia
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
45 Sante Marco Liquori (Ita) 23  
Colnago-CSF Inox
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
46 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) 20  
47 Matteo Fedi (Ita) 21  
Acqua & Dsponr - d'Angelo & Antenucci
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
48 Antonio Testa (Ita) 26  
ISD-Neri
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
49 Paolo Centra (Ita) 25  
50 Elia Favilli (Ita) 21  
51 Andrea Guardini (Ita) 21  
Skil-Shimano
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
52 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) 21  
53 Ronan Van Zandbeek (Ned) 21  
Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
54 Pim Ligthart (Ned) 22  
55 Timothy Stevens (Bel) 21  
Cervelo Test Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
56 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) 21  
57 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) 24  
BMC Racing Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
58 Cole House (USA) 22  
Continental
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
AN Post-Sean Kelly
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
60 Stephen Halpin (Irl) 22  
61 Philip Lavery (Irl) 19  
Jong Vlaanderen-Bauknecht
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
62 Tim Declercq (Bel) 21  
63 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) 19  
Lotto-Bodysol
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
64 Tim Declercq (Bel) 21  
65 Joeri Stallaert (Bel) 19  
Marco Polo Cycling Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
66 Tim Gebauer (Ger) 21  
67 Pavel Stuchlik (Cze) 19  
Orbea
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
68 Aitor Ocampos (Spa) 21  
Big Mat-Auber 93
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
69 Romain Bacon (Fra) 20  
70 Ronan Racault (Fra) 21  
Seven Stones
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
71 Fritz Koch (Ger) 19  
Team Worldofbike.gr
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
72 Bassirou Kante (Civ) 22  
73 Kenny Vandenheede (Bel) 19  
CDC-Cavaliere
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
74 Matteo Belli (Ita) 22  
Miche
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
75 Pietro Orto (Ita) 21  
Aisan Racing Team
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
76 Masakazu Ito (Jpn) 22  
77 Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) 21  
Bridgestone Anchor
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
78 Christopher De Souza (Fra) 21  
79 Yoann Michaud (Fra) 21  
Geumsan Ginseng Asia
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
80 Ryoma Kaido (Jpn) 19  
81 Kazuya Kumasaka (Jpn) 21  
Joker Bianchi
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
82 Frans-Leonard Markaskard (Nor) 19  
Sparebanken Vest-Ridley
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
83 Haavard Blikra (Nor) 18  
84 Ole Martin Olmheim (Nor) 20  
Itera-Katusha
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
85 Anton Vorobev (Rus) 19  
Price-Custom Bikes
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
86 Jan Keller (Swi) 19  
87 Patrick Schelling (Swi) 20  
Team Sprocket
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
88 Westley Gough (NZl) 12  
Mountain Khakis-Jittery Joes
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
89 Tyler Magner (USA) 19  
Trek-Livestrong
# Rider Name (Country) Team Age
90 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) 19  

 

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