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presentationFollowing their amazing debut season Cervélo TestTeam’s men and women’s riders, Sports Directors and management along with our TestTeam Partners were gathered in Portugal this past weekend for the pre-season training camp and official team presentation of the 2010 Cervélo TestTeam.

The success in 2009 was achieved with 25 victories for the men’s while the women scored 43 victories, finishing first in the UCI standings.

ab4Going into the team’s second season, new General Manager Joop Alberda has set an even higher goal for the squad. “We want Cervélo TestTeam to become the new standard in cycling,” said Alberda. “What happened on the team last year was amazing. The standard they set is already pretty high. It will be up to the cyclists to challenge themselves. We will be there to help them.”

Success isn’t measured by victories alone however, something that Alberda says makes the Cervélo TestTeam and the brand stand out from the pack. While podiums are the ultimate goal, the team is also focused on its groundbreaking product development, fan access and hospitality initiatives.

“Cervélo TestTeam is one of the few teams in modern cycling that has a clear vision. They have core values and they want to stick to them,” Alberda says. “Winning is beautiful, but winning isn’t the only thing. We want to work as a unit on our core values and become the team that everyone wants to join.”

Hushovd and Haussler each want a cobbled classic victory in 2010.
“Paris-Roubaix is my big goal, then the green jersey at the Tour de France and then the World Championships. That’s three peaks but I think I can do it,” Hushovd said.

“Last year we were all a bit nervous because we didn’t know how to work together but no we’re having more fun. We’re more relaxed and we’re going to be good in a couple of weeks time and have an even better season in 2010.”

Haussler wants to win the Tour of Flanders
“I’ve got some unfinished business at Milan-San Remo but I really want to win Flanders. We’ve got a really strong classics team and so our goal is that we win a big one with Thor, me or even Andreas Klier. It doesn’t matter who, because if one of us wins the whole team wins,” he said.

The Cervélo Test Team will stay in Portugal for another week of intense training before the men will make their season debut at Etoile de Besseges in France on February 3. Kirsten Wild will lead the women’s team at the Tour of Qatar on the same day after winning the race in 2009.

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