Handpainted miniature cyclist with Raleigh-Creda jersey.
-Completely produced out of metal: bike + cyclist
-Dimensions: height 50mm x width 50mm
-Weight: 23 grams
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The TI-Raleigh team is a cycling team from the Netherlands from 1974 to 1983. The team leader was the famous Peter Post. The trademark of Peter Post was an iron discipline. The bicycle manufacturer Raleigh was the main sponsor.
This team achieved successes in the big tours, but also in the classic one-day races. The team won a total of 56 stages in the Tour de France. The most famous riders in the team were Gerrie Knetemann, Henk Lubberding, Hennie Kuiper, Jan Raas, Roy Schuiten, Joop Zoetemelk, René Pijnen, Johan van der Velde and Urs Freuler. These top riders managed to win almost 1000 races for the team. Remarkable was that the bicycle frames were handmade. The English company Ilkeston was responsible for this.
1975 - 1975 TI-Raleigh
1976 - 1977 TI-Raleigh-Campagnolo
1978 - 1979 TI-Raleigh-McGregor
1980 - 1981 TI-Raleigh-Creda
1982 - 1983 TI-Raleigh-Campagnolo
The greatest victories:
-Amstel Gold Race: Jan Raas (1978, 1979, 1980 and 1982)
-Dauphiné Libéré: Johan van der Velde (1980)
-European Championship couple race: René Pijnen (1974), Réne Pijnen and Günther Haritz (1976)
-Gent-Wevelgem: Henk Lubberding (1980), Jan Raes (1981), Frank Hoste (1982), Leo van Vliet (1983).
-Grand Prix des Nations: Roy Schuiten (1974 and 1975)
-Championship of Zurich: Johan van der Velde 1983)
-Omloop het Volk: Jan Raas (1981)
-Paris-Brussels: Jan Raes (1978) and Jacques Hanegraaf (1982)
-Paris-Nice: Gerrie Knetemann (1978)
-Paris-Roubaix: Jan Raas (1982)
-Paris-Tours: Jan Raas (1978 and 1981), Ludo Peeters (1983)
-Tour of Belgium: Gerrie Knetemann (1980) and Ad Wijnands (1981)
-Tour de France: Joop Zoetemelk (1980)
-Tour of Luxembourg: Bert Oosterbosch (1980)
-Tour de Romandie: Richard King (1978)
-Round of Flanders: Jan Raas (1979 and 1983)
-Round of Switzerland: Hennie Kuiper (1976), Paul Wellens (1978) and Wilfried Wesemael (1979).
-Rund um den Henninger-Turm: Roy Schuiten (1975), Gerrie Knetemann (1977), Ludo Peeters (1982 and 1983).
-Four days of Dunkirk: Gerrie Knetemann (1977), Frank Hoste (1982), Leo van Vliet (1983)
-World championship on the track chase: Roy Schuiten (1974 and 1975), Bert Oosterbosch (1979)
-World Championship on the road: Gerrie Knetemann (1978), Jan Raas (1979)
-Six days of Berlin: René Pijnen and Roy Schuiten (1974)
-Six days of Bremen, René Pain (1975), René Pain and Günther Haritz (1976)
-Six days of Dortmund: René Pain (1974)
-Six days of Frankfurt: René Pijnen and Günther Haritz (1975)
-Six days of Grenoble: Günther Haritz (1976), René Pain (1977)
-Six days of Herning: René Pain (1977)
-Six days of Cologne: René Pijnen and Günther Haritz (1977)
-Sexdays of London: René Pain and Günther Haritz (1975), René Pain (1977)
-Six days of Munich: René Pijnen and Günther Haritz (1975)
-Six days of Münster: René Pijnen and Günther Haritz (1975 and 1976)
-Six days of Rotterdam: René Pijnen (1974 and 1977)
-Six days of Zurich: Günther Haritz (1975)
Jan Raes comes from the village of 's Heerenhoek in the Netherlands. He was a professional cyclist from 1975 to 1985. His biggest victory was the World Championship in 1979. After his career as a cyclist, he remained active in cycling. He became sports director. In the year 2003 he left cycling.
The biggest victories were in the one-day classics. He won 14 day races, including 5 times the Amstel Gold Race. And last but not least, in 1979 he became world champion in his own country, in Valkenburg. He was the new world champion for one year. Also in the Tour de France he did a Greet job. He could win 10 stages. He also became 3 times champion of the Netherlands: in 1976, 1983 and 1984.
However, cycling was not something he was born for. As a child he first played soccer with Luctor in Heinkenszand. But in the 60's he started cycling as an amateur. He started at the club Theo Middelkamp. From an early age people could see that Raes had a nice cycling future ahead of him. He won a lot of races and in 1974 he became Dutch champion with the amateurs.
In 1975 Peter Post brought him to the professional team of TI-Raleigh. It was not a 100% good relationship when Jan left the team in 1977. The reason was because his team leader didn't want to give him a protected role in the team. The next year Raes proved that Post was wrong. For his new team Frisol-Gazelle he won Milan-San Remo and the Amstel Gold Race. He also won a stage in the Tour de France. The Frisol team stopped at the end of the year, and Jan Raes then returned to his old team. Now he was the leader and in return he would give the team beautiful results.
In the Tour de France in 1978, which started in the Netherlands (Leiden), he won a stage and put on the yellow jersey. In 1982 Raes had the polka dot jersey for one day. In 1983, Raes founded his own team. Some of his teammates went with him to the new team. The team "Kwantum Hallen-Yoko" was born. The Dutchman Jan Gisbers and the Belgian Guillaume Driessens became the team leaders. In 1984, during Milan-San Remo, Raas crashed hard and never returned on the same level. In 1985 he became the team's sports director.
In 1980 TI-Raleigh won the Tour de France. Joop sweet milk won 10 stages and also the general classification. He stayed only 2 years in the team.
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