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Svorada makes his own team

Jan Svorada, the winner of 77 professional races, including stages in the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, presented his new project today in his home town Brno, Czech Republic.

Svorada has created his own cycling team called Grisoft-XCR. 2006 will not even officially be its first season, as the team will have only up to six professional riders in it: Svorada, Michal Precechtel (29, from e´D system ZVVZ), Jiri Mikulasek (29, from Sparta Prague), Jan Jobanek (22, member of the Czech U23 national team). There will also be several young amateur riders in the team. The team will be focused not only on road races, but also on MTB.

The main sponsor is Grisoft, the worldwide producer of AVG Anti-virus software. XCR is a Czech company, owned by Svorada, importing cycling goods and producing bikes with the brand 'Svorada'.

"I hope that I can defend the Czech national champion title with my new team this year," said Jan Svorada. "This is our zeroth season, my effort is to build a continental pro team in few years."

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