Team Deutsche Telekom from 2001 is one of the most iconic names in cycling history. Bjarne Riis, Erik Zabel, Jan Ullrich, Andreas Kloden and, of course, Alexander Vinokourov have all had great successes with the team. Yellow, green and gold jerseys at Tour de France, San Remo, Amstel, Paris-Nice are just a few of the wins under this teams illustrious name.
The German powerhouse’s immense power hit an all-time high after Jan Ullrich won the Tour de France in 1997, prompting a huge rise in Germany’s interest in pro-cycling. In 1998 the Telekom ensemble was a match made in heaven and in the cycling world. Sporting the signature pink and black colours, they were backed up by Pinarello, Campagnolo and even Adidas.
Originally created as Team Stuttgart at the six day race in that city, within two years communications giant Telekom decided to push their financial might to create this now legendary team. The corporate mastermind behind the sponsorship is mainly accredited to one Jürgen Kindervater who was head of corporate communications with Telekom. During the two years as team Stuttgart a vision was created of a German based superteam to rival the top names in professional cycling.
Here we are offering one of the most iconic bikes from early 2000s – PINARELLO Prince Team Telekom that Herr Kindervater had built for his wife. This legendary frame is made of Dedacciai Aluminium tubing and built up with a Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, Shamal wheels, Selle Italia Flite saddle, 3T cockpit.
Tubes: Dedaccai EDP oversize 6000
Handlebar: 3T Zepp XL
Stem: 3T Zepp XL
headset: Pinarello Integrated
Shifters: Campagnolo Record 10
Cranks: Campagnolo Record 10
B.B.: Campagnolo Record
Fr. Der.: Campagnolo Record 10
Rear Der.: Campagnolo Record 10
Brakes.: Campagnolo Record
Wheels: Campagnolo Shamal
Tires: Continental 4000 all-season
Seatpost: Pinarello Carbon
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite