Team Specialized Designs for Women

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Team Specialized Designs for Women
Team information
UCI code TSW
Registered Switzerland
Founded 2007 (2007)
Disbanded 2008 (2008)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Women's Team
Key personnel
General manager Roger Rueegg
Team manager(s) Roger Rueegg
Team name history
Team Specialized Designs for Women
Specialized Designs for Women

Team Specialized Designs for Women (UCI Code: TSW) was an elite women's professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Switzerland that competed in national events (NE), UCI-rated events (2.HC, 2.1, 2.2, 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2) and UCI Women's Road World Cup (WC) events. After operating under various names for seven years, it disbanded at the end of the 2008 season. [1]

Road bicycle racing bicycle racing sport

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events, where riders start simultaneously and race to set finish point; and time trials, where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the clock. Stage races or "tours" take multiple days, and consist of several mass-start or time-trial stages ridden consecutively.

Cycling team organizational unit consisting of cyclists and carers

A cycling team is a group of cyclists who join a team or are acquired and train together to compete in bicycle races whether amateur or professional – and the supporting personnel. Cycling teams are most important in road bicycle racing, which is a team sport, but collaboration between team members is also important in track cycling and cyclo-cross.

Switzerland federal republic in Western Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.


Major wins

Schönaich, Emma Pooley
Merdingen, Sarah Grab
Stage 6 U6 Cycle Tour Tidaholm, Catrine Josefsson
Stage 3 Thüringen-Rundfahrt der Frauen, Emma Pooley
Wädenswil Cyclo-cross, Katrin Leumann
Steinmaur Cyclo-cross, Katrin Leumann
Sion Cyclo-cross, Katrin Leumann
Dagmersellen Cyclo-cross, Katrin Leumann
Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Perth Criterium Series, Emma Pooley
Ahrweiler, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio, Emma Pooley
Köln - Schuld - Frechen, Mirjam Hauser-Senn
Refrath, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Diessenhofen, Mirjam Hauser-Senn
Overall Tour de Bretagne, Emma Pooley
Stages 3 & 4a Tour de Bretagne
Hameln - Stadthagen, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Rhede, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Witten, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Nettetal, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes
Stage 4 Tour de l'Ardèche, Emma Pooley
Schaan, Sarah Grab
Kärlich, Tanja Schmidt-Hennes

National champions

MaillotSuiza.PNG Swiss National Cyclo-cross Championship, Katrin Leumann

2008 team roster

Ages as of 1 January 2008. [2]

RiderDate of birth
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniela Della Torre  (SUI) (1986-03-03)March 3, 1986 (aged 21)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Monika Furrer  (SUI) (1985-08-06)August 6, 1985 (aged 22)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Sarah Grab  (SUI) (1979-07-13)July 13, 1979 (aged 28)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Mirjam Hauser-Senn  (SUI) (1980-09-09)September 9, 1980 (aged 27)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Karina Hegelund  (DEN) (1989-06-01)June 1, 1989 (aged 18)
Flag of Germany.svg  Tanja Hennes  (GER) (1971-06-30)June 30, 1971 (aged 36)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Andrea Knecht  (SUI) (1983-10-20)October 20, 1983 (aged 24)
Flag of the United States.svg  Kristen LaSasso  (USA) (1975-08-19)August 19, 1975 (aged 32)
Flag of South Korea.svg  Lee Min-Hye  (KOR) (1985-10-11)October 11, 1985 (aged 22)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Emma Pooley  (GBR) (1982-10-03)October 3, 1982 (aged 25)
Flag of the United States.svg  Larssyn Rueegg  (USA) (1985-05-08)May 8, 1985 (aged 22)

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    1. Salmerón, Antonio J. (7 October 2008). "Team Specialized Designs for Women stops". Cycling News.
    2. "UCI Team Members; 2008 season". UCI. Retrieved 23 March 2015.