A few days ago, a new cycling year started. The Pro Tour calendar will begin in France, the Paris – Nice will be the first race from March 11st to March 18th, but UCI teams are working for this season. Most of them called their cyclist in December 2006, and after some hard-working days in training camps they are ready to fight in the roads. But which team will be the best this year? Last year, the most powerful team was Team CSC. They obtained 388 points, second was Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears with 350 and third Rabobank with 346. Next Discovery Channel, Lampre-Fondital, Gerolsteiner, Phonak, T-Mobile Team, Saunier Duval – Prodir, Astana, Credit Agricole, Cofidis, Quick Step – Innergetic, Liquigas, Ag2r, Davitamon-Lotto, Euskaltel – Euskadi, Team Milram, Bouygues Telecom and Française Des Jeux. Here is the 2007 ProTour team list. They are 20 from 10 countries on the world, 9 in Europe and 1 in America. There are 5 teams from France, 3 from Spain, 3 from Italy, 2 from Germany, 2 from Belgium, 1 from Denmark, 1 from Netherlands, 1 from United States, 1 from Switzerland and 1 from Sweden. Let’s take a look: France – Ag2r Prevoyance: They were 15th in 2006, Christopher MOREAU, Cyril DESSEL, Samuel DUMOULIN and Jean-Patrick NAZON will try to take the most of points for this team. – Bouygues Telecom: They were 19th in 2006, Xavier FLORENCIO CABRE, Pierrick FEDRIGO, Andy FLICKINGER, Thomas VOECKLER, Laurent BROCHARD, Aurélien CLERC and Erki PÜTSEP can help to their team to do a better work last year. – Cofidis: They were 12nd in 2006, Sylvain CHAVANEL, Cristian MORENI and Nick NUYENS are some names can obtain points for team’s ranking. – Credit Agricole: They were 11st in 2006, Thor HUSHOVD, Alexandre BOTCHAROV, Pietro CAUCCHIOLI, Patrice HALGAND and Angelo FURLAN are the main names for 2007 season. – Française des Jeux: They were 20th in 2006, Bradley MCGEE, Sébastien CHAVANEL, Frédéric GUESDON and Philippe GILBERT will try to do a better season. Spain – Caisse d’Epargne: They taken the second place in 2006 and Valverde was the best last year, the names for this season are Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, Oscar PEREIRO SIO, Vladimir KARPETS and Joan HORRACH RIPPOLL. – Euskaltel – Euskadi: They were 17th in 2006, Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ will lead the team, and his teammates will be Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ, and Inigo LANDALUZE INTXAURRAGA – Saunier Duval – Prodir: They were 9th in 2006, and now they add to Iban MAYO DIEZ to his team. Also will be helping José Angel GOMEZ MARCHANTE, Gilberto SIMONI, Leonardo PIEPOLI, David CANADA GRACIA and Francisco José VENTOSO ALBERDI Italy – Lampre-Fondital: They were 5th in 2006, and these are the main names for 2007: Alessandro BALLAN, Damiano CUNEGO, Patxi Javier VILA ERRANDONEA, Danilo NAPOLITANO, Marzio BRUSEGHIN and Daniele BENNATI – Liquigas: They were 14th in 2006, Danilo DI LUCA, Luca PAOLINI, Filippo POZZATO, Vincenzo NIBALI, Francesco CHICCHI and Franco PELLIZOTTI will try to take the most of points for this team. – Team Milram: They were 18th in 2006, Alessandro PETACCHI, Erik ZABEL, Igor ASTARLOA ASCASIBAR and Mirko CELESTINO will try to do a better season. Germany – Gerolsteiner: They were 6th in 2006, Davide REBELLIN, Stefan SCHUMACHER, Fabian WEGMANN, David KOPP and Robert FÖRSTER are the main names for 2007 – T-Mobile Team: They were 8th in 2006, Patrik SINKEWITZ, Linus GERDEMANN, Michael ROGERS, Serhiy HONCHAR and Bernhard EISEL are some names can obtain points for team’s ranking. Belgium – Predictor-Lotto: Former Davittamon-Lotto, they were 16th in 2006. Cadel EVANS will be the leader, and some teammates are Robbie MCEWEN, Christopher HORNER and Tom STEELS. – Quick Step – Innergetic: They were 6th in 2006, Paolo BETTINI, Tom BOONEN, Juan Manuel GARATE and Peter VAN PETEGEM are the main names for 2007 season. Denmark – Team CSC: They were the champions, the best team in 2006. The men who try to defend its place are Frank SCHLECK, Carlos SASTRE CANDIL, Fabian CANCELLARA, Jens VOIGT, Stuart O’GRADY and Karsten KROON Netherlands – Rabobank: They were third in 2006 and now the ‘oranges’ want more… the names for this season are Michael BOOGERD, Oscar FREIRE GOMEZ, Denis MENCHOV, Juan Antonio FLECHA GIANNONI, Thomas DEKKER and Graeme BROWN United States – Discovery Channel: They were 4th in 2006, and now they add to Ivan BASSO to his team. Also will be helping George HINCAPIE, Levi LEIPHEIMER, Janez BRAJKOVIC and Thomas DANIELSON. Switzerland – Astana: The former spaniard team was 10th in 2006, Alexandre VINOKOUROV, Andrey KASHECHKIN, Andreas KLÖDEN, Paolo SAVOLDELLI and Antonio COLOM MAS are the main names for 2007 season. Sweden – Unibet.com: They will run the first time in 2007. Cyclists who try to do the best start for this team are José Rujano, Jimmy CASPER, Baden COOKE and Matteo CARRARA The fight begin… who will be the strongest in this road war?