Growing passion: FRF Couriers-Caravello

The men making it happen.

The men making it happen. (Image credit: Les Clarke)

By Les Clarke

For local Sydney riders, the deep blue, yellow and red of the FRF Couriers-Caravello team is a familiar sight on training rides and at races alike. Sponsored by FRF Couriers and run by Dominic Caravello, the team participates in domestic races and has managed to achieve strong results over the past few seasons. But it's usually seen as a development squad, a team that has blooded some excellent talent and somewhere for local elite riders to enjoy the benefits of a more professional team structure.

But next year it's time to step it up a notch. Frank and Rocky Fortuna, along with Caravello helped launch Australia's newest Continental pro team in Sydney on Wednesday night, with the birth of FRF Couriers-Caravello as a team to race both domestically and internationally. Welcomed by SBS TV's Mike Tomalaris, guests at the launch saw all-new team clothing, team bikes and a squad boasting names such as Troy Glennan and Tony Mann, two riders who've experienced the level of competition FRF Couriers-Caravello will be up against in 2006. Both riders rode for the now-defunct MGXPower-Bigpond team in 2004 until its demise earlier this year.

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