Fassa Bortolo

Fassa Bortolo was a 2000-2005 existing professional cycling team from Italy, led by Giancarlo Ferretti. It continued as one of 20 teams with the UCI Pro Tour.

The team was tailored to 2005 on the sprint star Alessandro Petacchi. He won the Tour de France 2003 four stages at the Giro d' Italia in 2004 even nine, and another four in the Vuelta a España. In the 2003 Tour de France, however, only three drivers in Paris arrived, the best driver in the overall standings was Ivan Basso seventh.

Also in the 2005 Tour de France, the team was represented, however, occurred on without their star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi. They were joined for the winner of the Tour prologue in 2004, Fabian Cancellara, while being less in the sprints, wanted to make it all the more in the time trial a good figure. After the 2005 season, the team was disbanded, as sponsor Fassa Bortolo withdrew from the men's cycling women's cycling and since then support the team Top Girls Fassa Bortolo.

Team 2005

Well-known former driver

  • Italy Ivan Basso (2001-2003)
  • Italy Michele Bartoli (2002-2003)
  • Switzerland Sven Montgomery (2002-2003)
  • Italy Marco Zanotti (2002-2003)
  • Russia Sergei Ivanov (2001-2004)
  • Italy Dario Cioni (2003-2004)
  • Spain Aitor González Jiménez (2003-2004)
  • Italy Filippo Pozzato (2003-2004)
  • United States Guido Trentino (2003-2004)
  • United States Tom Danielson (2004)
  • Belgium Frank Vandenbroucke (2004)