In a week when the merged RadioShack-Leopard-Trek team held its first training camp in Spain, when GreenEdge officially became Australia’s first-ever Division 1 team and when Rabobank presented its 2012 squad in the Netherlands, it’s worth reflecting on the team that won’t be in the peloton next year, HTC-Highroad, and why it will be remembered as one of the greatest teams in cycling history.
The entire elite men's squad will remain active in professional racing in the wake of the collapse of the U.S.-registered squad at the end of the 2011 campaign.
The HTC-Highroad women’s team appears set to live on in a new form for 2012. Sources tell VeloNews that a new management team has assumed the leadership and will take a number of riders to the new squad, which will be co-title-sponsored by Specialized and apparel company Lululemon.
PENA CABARGA, Spain (VN) — Only two HTC-Highroad riders remain without contracts as the team enters the final days of its last grand tour.
Many riders from the soon-to-close HTC-Highroad squad will be revealing their new squads in the coming days.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (VN) — For a team that is just eight weeks away from its demise, HTC-Highroad had a banner day in Colorado Springs on Monday at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge prologue, taking three leader’s jerseys with stage winner (and race leader) Gretsch, best young rider Tejay van Garderen, and most aggressive rider, Colorado Springs native Danny Pate.
Former Danish road champion Alex Rasmussen is the latest HTC-Highroad rider to find a new home for 2012. The winner of the 2011 Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, and four-time track world champion, will join Garmin-Cervelo next year.
A conversation with Marco Pinotti, on the demise of HTC-Highroad: ‘Some questions need to be answered.’
Like the rest of his Highroad teammates, Marco Pinotti isn't happy that the team is shuttering its doors at the end of the 2011 season after the team was left without a title sponsor.
Marco Pinotti, one of the veteran members of the HTC-Highroad team, says he cannot fully understand why cycling's most successful team is shutting down at the end of this season after a sponsor search came up short.
The news of HTC-Highroad’s collapse was yet another blow to absorb for Craig Lewis, who can only describe the past three months as “a rough summer.”
With the collapse of the HTC-Highroad team at the end of the 2011 season, all eyes are on where cycling's most productive sprinter will land next year.
Bob Stapleton, owner of HTC-Highroad, confirmed Thursday that he was unable to secure a satisfactory sponsorship partner to carry the team forward at the competitive and ethical level that he and his staff wanted.
HTC's Bob Stapleton says he sees "reasons for optimism," and that's about all he will say — for now.
LOURDES, France (AFP) — HTC-Highroad manager Bob Stapleton said he would not rule out merging with another team if he fails to find a major sponsor before the end of the year.
LOURDES, France (VN) — Tony Martin denied rumors Friday morning that he is set to join Bjarne Riis at Saxo Bank-Sungard in 2012. French daily L’Equipe reported Friday that the German is in discussions with Riis as the title sponsorship of his current squad, HTC-Highroad, is set to expire at the close of the year.
HTC-Highroad's final build-up for the 2011 Tour de France gets underway this weekend at the Critérium du Dauphiné, with the Grenoble time trial as one of the main targets.
Craig Lewis and Tejay Van Garderen will play key roles for Wednesday’s Flèche Wallonne for HTC-Highroad.
Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) seems to be suddenly making headlines and is poised for yet bigger and better things following his dramatic victory in Tuesday’s sprint at Paris-Nice.
With the 2009 winner and the most successful sprinter of the 2011 season, HTC-Highroad will enter Saturday’s Milan-San Remo, the first of the spring classics, with two viable options.
Tejay Van Garderen proved himself a valuable asset to Tony Martin and helped pave the way for his German teammate to claim overall victory at Paris-Nice on Sunday.
It’s not the fact that Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) won one of France’s most prestigious races at Paris-Nice that has everyone taking notice, but how he did it.
Though Mark Cavendish has been relatively quiet so far this season, HTC-Highroad brass is confident that their ace sprinter is poised for a brilliant season.
As well as speaking with HighRoad’s spokesperson Kristy Scrymgeour at the start of the third stage of the Tour Down Under, VeloNews asked Bernhard Eisel and Mark Renshaw to comment on their fallen teammate Carla Swart, who on Wednesday was tragically killed while out training in her native South Africa. She was 23.
HTC-Highroad's Hayden Roulston launched a solid attack and soloed in to victory in New Zealand's national road championships on Sunday.
HTC-Highroad riders Judith Arndt and Matthew Goss have won their respective races at the Jayco Bay Classic in Geelong Australia. The win for Goss was his second this week and earned him the overall title of the four day event.
Evelyn Stevens will stay in an HTC-Highroad jersey for two more seasons after penning a contract extension
As reported last month, the Australian will join the British squad for the 2011 season.
Specialized and High Road Sports have one thing in common: They are driven by powerful leaders — who each love to ride
Specialized will supply bikes, forks and helmets to the squad's men's and women's teams.