A new UCI Continental team, Aerospace Engineering Group-VMG Cycling, has announced its roster for the 2005 season. Mainly sponsored by Aerospace Engineering Group, an aircraft components and accessories company with facilities in Europe and Miami, the team is joined by a new sponsor, VMG, a Bahamian company dedicated to the development and promotion of cycling and athletics.
With team headquarters located in Serbia and Montenegro, the roster will consist of riders based in both Europe and the United States. The team will compete in UCI events around the world. Racing has already begun with the team’s participation in the Volta do Estado de Sao Paulo de Ciclismo (UCI 2.2), in Brasil, from January 16-23.
The full team roster: Njegos Blagojevic, Clemente Cavaliere, Chris Deluise, Dor Dviri, Yosvan Falcon, Chris Frederick, Fabio Gilioli, Esad Hasanovic, Alexander Jugovic, Eric Keim, Victor Laza, Eric Murphy, Hugh Moran, Predrag Prokic, Dejan Stefanovic, Ivan Stevic and Ryan Trebon. Team Manager is Radisa Cubric, team director Alexander Nikaecevic with assistant directors Gustavo Carrillo and Vladimir Kovljenic.
The team is further sponsored by Toshiba, Telekom Srbija, a Serbian telecommunications company and EPS (Electric Power Industry of Serbia), Serbia’s largest supplier of electricity. Downtown Bicycles, M Cycle Gym, Ft. Lauderdale Marina Marriot and J-Town Bikes will offer assistance to the team as well. The team is equipped by Jamis Bicycles, Louis Garneau, Truvativ, Michelin, Shimano and GU.