Raleigh team strengthened with signing of Fleeman

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Team Sky want to win the Tour de France in five years, well Team Raleigh have already done it. That's the baggage their newly-announced continental team drags with it, but it also forms the sense of purpose and place that will drive the project.

Raleigh dipped their toes into racing in the last couple of years, and in 2009 they had a presence in Premier Calendar races, but the plan now is to shoot for a whole new level. After getting to know each other on a weekend of team building activities the Raleigh riders travelled to the company's Nottingham headquarters, where managing director Mark Gouldthorp assured them, "This is a serious effort by Raleigh to get back where we were. We have the will and the resources to do it too."

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