RadioShack Leopard Trek Team Windproof Jacket - 2013
RadioShack Leopard Trek Team Aero SS Jersey - 2013
Created in 2009, the American team won the team classification the following year. In 2011, it started Le Tour without a genuine leader but with four outsiders: Janez Brajkovic, winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2010, Andreas Klöden and Levi Leipheimer, former members of the Top 3 of Le Tour, as well as the indefatigable veteran Chris Horner. However, all of them fell, some more severely than others, during the first week. Since the results of RadioShacks first two years were much lower than their initial ambitions, a merger took place, via cycling firm Trek, with the Leopard team of the Schleck brothers and Fabian Cancellara. Whilst the siblings from Luxembourg did not perform as hoped in 2012, the Swiss rider certainly did: for the fifth time (after 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010), he won the opening stage against the clock and wore the Yellow Jersey for the first seven days. Having become a Luxembourg registered team, they again won the team classification in 2012 and are now counting on a resurrection in form from Andy Schleck to return to the top, since Cancellara, who dominated the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in the spring, has chosen a different path for the second half of the 2013 season. Stage victories: 2- 2010: Sergio Paulinho at Gap- 2012: Fabian Cancellara at Liege (prologue)Victories in secondary classifications: 2- 2010 and 2012: team classificationYellow Jerseys: 7Key Figures 1971: the year in which the evergreen Jens Voigt and Chris Horner were born!KEY DATES25th July 2010: victory in the team classification.6th July 2011: Janez Brajkovic is the first of the four leaders from RadioShack to drop out of Le Tour after a fall, between Carhaix and Cap Fréhel. He was followed by Chris Horner and Andreas Klöden; only Levi Leipheimer managed to finish (31st).6th July 2012: at Metz, Fabian Cancellara wears the Yellow Jersey for the 27th time, a record for riders that have not won the Tour de France.