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Raleigh International takes over Univega

Nicole Cooke signs for Raleigh

Nicole Cooke signs for Raleigh (Image credit: John Pierce)

Raleigh International has taken over the women Univega pro cycling team. The team will start this year under the name of "Raleigh Lifeforce Creation Pro Cycling Team." The traditional English bicycle maker returns to professional cycling after running the glorious Ti Raleigh Creda Team in the 1970s. The team's co-sponsors are Lifeforce Immune System Bank, Creation and carmaker Skoda.

The Team rooster 2007: Priska Doppmann (Swi), Sarah Düster (Ger), Patricia Schwager (Swi), Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl), Emma Rickards (Aus), Annelies Heard (GBr), Tanja Slater (GBr), Pascale Schnider (Swi), Christiane Soeder (Aut), Sereina Trachsel (Swi), Karin Thürig (Swi), Nicole Cooke (GBr), Caroline Steffen (Swi) and Larissa Kleinmann (Ger)

The Team will be present at all major races and is leaving January 15 to Melbourne, Australia for a two month training camp. One day after the Bern world cup, May 15, will be the team's presentation.