Oakley's Highroad Team of the Year
After winning 84 of the men’s races and 64 on the women’s side, Team Columbia-Highroad was voted “Team of the Year” by Procycling magazine and “Best International Team” and “Best International Women’s Team” by VeloNews. The team of 27 men and 11 women comes from 18 different nations and consists of nine national champion and, three world champions.
Mark Cavendish, whose three stage victories at the Tour as well as his 17 season victories confirmed him as the world’s top male sprinter. Kim Kirchen rose beyond expectation to win Fleche Wallone in April and go on to have a very successful Tour de Suisse and Tour de France.
The women’s team finished the season ranked number one in the world with twelve of the 13 riders winning races during the year. Judith Arndt won three rounds of the World Cup and the Series overall as well as multiple prestigious races around the world.