3T sponsors 2013 professional men's cycling teams BMC Racing Team, Team Garmin-Sharp, Caja Rural, Cofidis, Topsport-Vlaanderen, and Jelly Belly.
The BMC Racing Team
is a US-registered UCI ProTeam title sponsored by Switzerland-based bicycle manufacturer BMC. Its roster includes three past world road champions: Cadel Evans (AUS), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), and Thor Hushovd (NOR), plus past Olympic road champion and grand tour podium finisher, Samuel Sánchez (ESP), two reigning national road champions, Michael Schär (SUI) and Hushovd, and one national time trial champion, Peter Velits (SVK). Greg Van Avermaet, the team's top rider in the individual WorldTour rankings, also continues. Six riders are new for 2014: Darwin Atapuma (COL), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Ben Hermans (BEL), Peter Stetina (USA), Velits, and Rick Zabel (GER). Sporting manager is Allan Peiper. In 2013, the team won 30 races, including including a stage of the Vuelta a España, four stage races overall, and seven team classifications.
(USA) is a ProTeam run by Slipstream Sports and dedicated to promoting the ethical growth of cycling and developing the next generation of riders. It's led by CEO Jonathan Vaughters, who has said his long-term sporting goal for the team is to win the Tour de France. Of the 2014 roster, the likeliest to achieve that is Dan Martin (IRL) or Andrew Talansky (USA). Among the new faces in the team's youngest-ever roster are Nathan Brown, twice US U23 National TT champion; Olympic Gold Medalist and Danish U23 Road and TT Champion Lasse Hansen; Dylan Van Baarle, Dutch U23 Road and TT Champion and 2X winner of Olympia’s Tour; Ben King, who won the 2010 US Pro Road championship at 21; and Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED), winner of the 2013 Tour Down Under. Last year's breakthrough riders Rohan Dennis and Lachlan Morton (AUS) should build on their fine results.
The Spanish Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
is a Pro Continental team based in Navarra, northern Spain. It takes part in UCI Europe Tour races and customarily gets an invitation to the Vuelta a España. The team has grown in recent years and, with the demise of Euskaltel–Euskadi, is now Spain's second-biggest pro team, with hopes of taking part in a second WorldTour event, the Giro d'Italia, in 2014. The squad numbers19 riders, among them former Giro podium finisher David Arroyo, Paris–Nice winner Luis León Sánchez, and Amets Txurruka, under the direction of DS Eugenio Goikoetxea. It's equipped with Vivelo bicycles, a Bulgarian brand.
The French Cofidis Solutions Crédit
Pro Continental team has been rebuilt under new manager Yvon Sanquer, and in the close season recruited Cyril Lemoine to augment the experienced francophone cadre of Christophe Le Mével, Jérôme Coppel, and Stéphane Poulhies. Otherwise the team leans towards youth, with an average age below 26. The riders use 3T equipment on their Look bikes.
The Belgian Topsport Vlaanderen–Baloise
rides Eddy Merckx bikes with 3T cockpits. The Continental Professional team is managed by Christophe Sercu and competes in the indoor Sixes and Track World Cup as well as European pro races.
Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Maxxis
is a US team, managed by Danny Van Haute, that competes in the UCI America Tour and some Far Eastern events on Argon 18 bicycles equipped with 3T cockpits and wheels. Its veteran recruit Fred Rodriguez surprised everyone by winning the 2013 US Pro Road championship.