United States Postal Service USPS Trek Pro Cycling Team NIKE Shirt Men XL Cotton

Navy (dark blue) tee-shirt features logo of "United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team" and TREK Bicycles logo on front. Right sleeve has NIKE swoosh logo in white. Left sleeve has 'Thomas Weisel Partners Merchant Banking" in white. Back has VISA Interwoven logo along shoulders.

NEW WITH TAGS (ripped tag). Size is Mens / Homme XL. 100% cotton. Shirt by NIKE #99811-451 #77854.
Measurements: Armpit to armpit: 24 inches. Collar to hem: 28 inches.

About USPS Pro Cycling Team (via Wikipedia)
United States Pro Cycling Team was a United States-based professional road bicycle racing team. from 1996 to 2004. In 2004, the Discovery Channel signed a deal to become sponsor of the team for the 2004ö2007 seasons and its name changed to "Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team" (UCI Team Code: DSC) From 2005 until 2007. The team was one of the 20 teams that competed in the new UCI ProTour.

The team was directed by Belgian Johan Bruyneel, who also managed U.S. Postal. The chief mechanic was Julien DeVries. The team was co-owned by Tailwind Sports Corp. of San Francisco and Capital Sports & Entertainment of Austin, Texas. On February 10, 2007, Discovery Channel announced that it would not renew its sponsorship of the team at the end of the 2007 season. On August 10, 2007 the cycling team announced that it would not search for a new sponsor, but ceased operations and disband at the end of the 2007 season.

In October 2012 USADA released a report saying that the team had run "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen". The report contained affidavits from eleven riders on the team including Frankie Andreu, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and others, describing their own usage of Erythropoietin (EPO), blood transfusion, testosterone, and other banned practices during the Tour de France and other races. They also implicated former Tour leader Lance Armstrong. On October 22, 2012 the UCI upheld the USADA's recommendation to strip Armstrong of all results since August 1, 1998, and ban him from cycling for life. In February 2013, the US government joined Floyd Landis' False Claims Act lawsuit against Armstrong, alleging that Armstrong had defrauded the US Postal Service of sponsorship funds by violating cycling rules by using performance-enhancing drugs while riding for the team.


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