|Status||UCI Women's Team|
|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.
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.
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, 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.
Ages as of 1 January 2008.
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