Team Raleigh 2011

The white-clad Raleigh team shoots towards the Majorcan town of Santa Maria del Cami, tight in formation. Two groups from Leopard-Trek fly by in the opposite direction, followed by a couple of Sky riders. Raleigh is back - and that's the road they want to be heading down again.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Raleigh was king. It felt like everybody had a Raleigh: they made the bikes all the kids wanted, whether it was the Chopper or the Burner. At the same time, the Dutch TI-Raleigh team was the one all the others wanted to beat, boasting the likes of Tour de France winner Joop Zoetemelk, Hennie Kuiper and Jan Raas. Their red, black and yellow jersey still exudes a retro cool today.

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