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HTC-HIGHROAD (THR) - USA

The distinctive yellow and white HTC jersey has a more retro look for 2011 but the US-registered team looks set to continue its outstanding run of success as more of its young riders emerge and confirm their talent.

German sprinter André Greipel was the most successful rider in the peloton in 2010, winning 21 races. He has opted to leave HTC for Omega Pharma-Lotto but Mark Cavendish has proved he is capable of handling the responsibility of being the team's leading sprinter.

Cavendish struggled in the first part of 2010 due to winter dental problems but was back to his best and proved he is the fastest sprinter in the world by winning five stages at the Tour de France. He ended the season with 11 victories and the green points jersey at the Vuelta a España. He showed he is hungry for further success and will again aim for more stage victories and the points jersey at the Tour de France in 2011.

Many HTC riders help Cavendish in the sprints but they're also capable of winning themselves. Bernhard Eisel won Ghent-Wevelgem, Mark Renshaw won a stage at the Tour of Denmark, Leigh Howard won a stage at the Tour of Oman and successfully represented Australia on the track, while Matthew Goss won the GP Ouest France and a stage at the Giro d'Italia.

New lead-out men for the sprint train in 2011 include Latvian National Champion Gatis Smukulis, who won the 2008 Under 23 Tour of Flanders, current Irish National Champion Matt Brammeier, experienced American Danny Pate, and Denmark's Alex Rasmussen. Two names to remember for the future are Germany's John Degenkolb and Caleb Fairly of the USA.

Australia's Michael Rogers gave HTC a prestigious win at the Amgen Tour of California but has moved to Team Sky for 2011. The experienced HTC management team is convinced that Germany's Tony Martin, Slovakia's Peter Velits and the USA's Tejay Van Garderen can fill his shoes. All have huge stage race potential, as Velits proved with his third place in the Vuelta a España.
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Riders
ALBASINI Michael SUI 20.12.1980
BAK Lars Ytting DEN 16.01.1980
BRAMMEIER Matt IRL 07.06.1985
CAVENDISH Mark GBR 21.05.1985
EISEL Bernhard AUT 17.02.1981
FAIRLY Caleb USA 19.02.1987
GOSS Matthew Harley AUS 05.11.1986
GRABSCH Bert GER 19.06.1975
GRETSCH Patrick GER 07.04.1987
LEWIS Craig USA 10.01.1985
MARTIN Tony GER 23.04.1985
PATE Danny USA 24.03.1979
PINOTTI Marco ITA 25.02.1976
RABON Frantisek CZE 26.09.1983
RASMUSSEN Alex DEN 09.06.1984
RENSHAW Mark AUS 22.10.1982
ROULSTON Hayden NZL 10.01.1981
SIVTSOV Kanstantsin BLR 09.08.1982
SMUKULIS Gatis LAT 15.04.1987
VELITS Martin SVK 21.02.1985
VELITS Peter SVK 21.02.1985
Neo
DEGENKOLB John GER 07.01.1989
GHYSELINCK Jan BEL 24.02.1988
HOWARD Leigh AUS 18.10.1989
VAN GARDEREN Tejay USA 12.08.1988
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