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Lampre oldest team in WorldTour, Liquigas the youngest

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Cycling News
Published:
January 07, 2012, 9:14 GMT,
Updated:
January 08, 2012, 20:41 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, January 7, 2012
The team from Lampre-ISD is presented to the crowd

The team from Lampre-ISD is presented to the crowd

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RadioShack has two of the oldest riders

Lampre-ISD is the oldest WorldTour team in the peloton, and Liquigas-Cannondale the youngest – with not quite three years separating the average age of riders on the two Italian teams. Three teams came in with an average age of more than 29 years:  Lampre, RadioShack-Nissan and Saxo Bank. Liquigas was the only one under 27 years.

Sprinters Alessandro Petacchi and Danilo Hondo are both 38 years old, and their ages put Lampre on top of the list. RadioShack has two of the oldest riders, Jens Voigt and Christopher Horner, both 40. Saxo Bank is not represented on the list of ten oldest riders, with their oldest being Matteo Tossato (37) and Nicki Sorensen (36).

From Inner Ring, the teams' average ages:

Lampre-ISD 29.4
RadioShack-Nissan 29.3
Team Saxo Bank 29.1
Astana 28.8
Katusha 28.8
Garmin Cervélo 28.6
AG2R-La Mondiale 28.6
GreenEdge Cycling 28.4
BMC Racing Team 28.2
Sky Procycling 28.2
Movistar Team 27.9
Euskaltel-Euskadi 27.9
Rabobank Cycling Team 27.8
Omega Pharma-Quick Step 27.8
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 27.6
Lotto Belisol Team 27.6
FDJ-Big Mat 27.4
Liquigas-Cannondale 26.5

The ten oldest WorldTour riders:

Jens Voigt, RadioShack-Nissan 40
Frédéric Guesdon, FDJ-Bigmat 40
Christopher Horner, RadioShack-Nissan 40
Robbie McEwen, Green Edge 39
George Hincapie, BMC 38
Stuart O'Grady, Green Edge 38
Alexandr Vinokourov, Astana 38
Levi Leipheimer, Omega Pharma-Quick Step 38
Alessandro Petacchi, Lampre-ISD 38
Danilo Hondo, Lampre-ISD 38

 

 

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