Dicker Data and Teschner Technologies Group has announced the formation of a new UCI Registered Track Trade Team to be known as HP-Teschner. The Team will take to the boards this season to compete against the strongest teams and their riders during the 08/09 World Cup Series and other selected races.
HP- Teschner's main sponsor and budget comes from Dicker Data, an Australian distributor of Hewlett Packard. Mr David Dicker the founder and owner of the HP-Teschner Team said today that he "is delighted to support the development of a new Australian based track squad."
Cyclingnews diarist Rochelle Gilmore and Peta Mullens will head the team into its first season. While Gilmore will make a return to international track racing in Manchester after some years focusing on the road, Peta Mullens will remain in Melbourne to prepare specifically for her 'home' World Cup on the 22nd of November.
Teschner Technologies Group (TTG) is the Team's principal equipment partner and will supply the team's riders with their full-carbon monocoque 'Teschner Track Pro'. The team will also ride Teschner's new carbon track wheel sets. TTG's CEO Peter Teschner said that "the involvement in the Team will continue to give world wide exposure to the Teschner products and allow development feedback as new products are brought to the market."
Warren McDonald (Australian Women's National Road Coach 2003-08) will coach and manage the HP- Teschner riders.
The team's full race program is listed below:
Columbia Track GP: October 2-4, Columbia
Amsterdam 6 Day: October 25-26Amsterdam
World Cup Round 1: October 31 to November 1, Manchester
Oceania Track Championships: November 13-15, Adelaide
World Cup Round 2: November 20-22, Melbourne
World Cup Round 3: December 11-13, Cali
Revolution Series: December 17, Melbourne
World Cup Round 4: January 16-18, Beijing
Australian National Track Championships February 3-8, Adelaide
World Championships: March 25-29, Poland (Depending on selection)