Geoff Giddings and Chris Truett, Team Raleigh

Nottinghamshire-based Raleigh bikes have announced a comeback to the world of professional road racing, with the creation of a new team for 2010.

The squad are aiming to compete in predominantly British races during 2010 with the five-year plan of taking the team on the continent 'at the very highest level' in five years' time. To signal their long-term intentions, the squad has already registered an application for Continental status with the Union Cycliste Internationale.

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