Unibet.com changes name and jerseys in France

By Susan Westemeyer Team Unibet.com will appear with yet another jersey and another name this...

By Susan Westemeyer

Team Unibet.com will appear with yet another jersey and another name this weekend at the Cholet - Pays De Loire. Since the team may not use its official name in France, it will now race in France under the name Canyon.com, wearing a black and orange jersey. Canyon is the team's bike supplier.

"As of Sunday we will ride in a black and orange outfit and the team will be called Canyon.com," Team Manager Koen Terryn told Sportwereld.be. But only in France -- in other countries the team will wear its green and white jerseys and ride under its Unibet name.

"It was the only possibility for us," Terryn said. "The UCI has already agreed to it, but we are waiting for an answer from the ASO. I think that the French will see on Sunday [Cholet - Pays De Loire] how professional we are."

Canyon is based in Koblenz, Germany, and is the first German bike manufacturer to be represented in the ProTour.

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