29 June 2008

Teams Introduced

Bonjour!

As the professional teams are busy making their final selections, we here at the TDFKAL have our finalised list of riders ready to announce! And without further ado, here they are (in no particular order):

Team GARMIN-CHIPOTLE presented by H30
(formerly known as SLIPSTREAM CHIPOTLE)
Romelda chef d'equipe
Bridget
Heather
Nikki
Jane
Kira
Norma
Rosemary
Anne S
Emily
Denise

TEAM COLUMBIA (formerly known as TEAM HIGH ROAD)
Morgan chef d'equipe
Christine
Mari
Jam_Mam
Kathy
Devorah
Lyn
Roxana
Jo
Martha
Barbara

TEAM CSC SAXO BANK (formerly TEAM CSC)
Teri chef d'equipe
Sarah B
Jacqueline
Christina
Judy
Ina
EnnaVic
Sarah
Lori
CathyAnn
Elisa

TEAM SILENCE - LOTTO
Donna Lee chef d'equipe
Melanie
Tam
Rose Red
Megan
OzKnitter
Jennifer
Amy
Joline
Justine
Kelli

TEAM QUICKSTEP
Angie chef d'equipe
Jennifer
Whitney
Lauren
Julie
Jessica
Madalyn
Gretchen
Marge
Alli
Shelley

TEAM RABOBANK
Sarah chef d'equipe
Kate co-chef d'equipe
Erika
Bells
Alli
Megan
Beth
Kaye
Lisa
Maria
Sandra

TEAM LIQUIGAS
Joy co-chef d'equipe
Kate co-chef d'equipe
Amy
Tanya
Sprite
Rosemary
Heather
Linz
Gemma
Liana
Betseydoodle

TEAM LAMPRE
Kristen chef d'equipe
Greeley
Cindy2Paw
Donni
Sarah A
Donna
Natalie
Jordan
Ann
Lisa
Stacey

TEAM AG2R - LA MONDIALE
Shirley chef d'equipe
Amber
Katie
Pam
Kathy
Gemma
Paisley
Stephanie
Steph
Suzy
Jen


TEAM CREDIT AGRICOLE
Jane chef d'equipe
Lyn
Susan
Sarah
Kit
Angie
Rachel
Gina
Carolyn
Marci
Helene

TEAM FRANCAISE DES JEUX
Reecie chef d'equipe
Jen
Leah
Sarah
Janine
Lene
Julia
Stacy
Lynn
Glamgirl
5elementknitr

Now that we know who's knitting for which team, it's time to unveil our first TDFKAL2008 challenge - let's call it the TEAM TIME TRIAL!

It's time to do a bit of research into your own team, find out what those acronyms stand for, who the sponsors are, and what colour jersey the riders will be wearing in the Tour. Then, take whatever tidbits of information you like about your team and give them a knitterly spin - come up with a knitter's translation of your team name, and/or invent a yarn-y version of your team's jersey to be a team button your teammates can post on their blogs or use as their Ravatars. Work together with your teammates by chatting with them on Ravelry, contacting them via their blogs or by emailing your team leader.

Any and all entries will be accepted, and there is no limit to the number of entries per team. Each idea your team comes up with will be counted as a separate entry. (That is, a new team name would be one entry and a new team jersey would be a separate entry.) The winner will be chosen by the co-hostesses and two prizes (containing what else but yarn-y goodness) will be awarded to two randomly-drawn members of the winning team!

Entries may be made by anyone, in the following ways:
  • by commenting on this post with your entry
  • by emailing either of the co-hostesses with your entry:
Meg: daysfull AT iprimus DOT com DOT au
Debby: scarlett22770 AT yahoo DOT com
  • By posting your entry on your blog, AND either commenting here or emailing the co-hostesses (so we know where to find your entry)
Entries will be accepted up to midnight (Paris time) on July 5th (the day the Tour starts)! Bonne chance!

30 comments:

steph said...

WhooHooo! Go team AG2R - LA MONDIALE!

As a slogan from our sponsors, may I suggest, "SABLE - you're retirement is safe in our hands." or "We'll help you plan for retirement, so you can focus on your knitting."

I also like, "Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the SABLE".
(if any one can translate into French, it would be perfect)

(and for anyone who doesn't understand, our team sponsors are financial planning and retirement corporations)

CathyAnn said...

This is fun already! Go Team CSC!!!

Team CSC-Saxo Bank is sponsored by CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) and Saxo Bank (a Danish investment bank). The team is based in Denmark and about a third of the riders are Danish. So I decided our team name should stand for something in Danish. So CSC now stands for:

Charmerere Strikkerer til Cykelløbet

which is Danish for:

Charming Knitters at the Bicycle Race

which, of course, we are!!!!

Spinning Ninny said...

woo - go team CSC.

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

Rabobank's motto: "As large as is necessary; as small as possible." Applied to garment fit and total number of stitches to accomplish, that's exactly the way I intend to get a cardigan finished during the KAL!

T. said...

Team CSC has been busy - they also came up with this:
Cycling Stick Chicks!!
(I won't take credit...there has been a lot of brainstorming at CSC headquarters)

cathyannhenry said...

I have just been informed that the correct verbiage and spelling in Danish is:

Charmerende Strikkere til Cykelløbet

CSC - "Charming Knitters at the Bicycle Race"

Go Team CSC--we have four national champions on the Tour start list so we should do well!!!

Auntly H said...
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Auntly H said...

Team Garmin-Chipotle: Knit Clean.

or a twist on our former name (Slipstream-Chipotle):

Team Slip Stitch - Chipotle

Paisley said...

following up on Steph's comment:

Allez AG2R - La Mondiale!:

Heureux les jeunes, car ils hériteront la SABLE.

(I think SABLE would lose too much in translation....)

cathyannhenry said...

"Heureux les jeunes, car ils hériteront la SABLE."

So what does that mean in English? Just curious :-)

Purlrose said...

Another suggestion for Team Garmin Chipotle, powered by H3O. We could become

Team Garment Crafters,
powered by H2O

because we Knit Clean.

madalyn said...

On behalf of Team Quick.Step, I submit three blog buttons that were created to emulate Quick.Step's logo, as well as some play-on-words regarding their name and our knittery habit.

The blog buttons can be viewed on my blog at:

http://lettucepieces.com/unravelme/?p=361

Paisley said...

@CathyAnnHenry
SABLE = Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy
:-)

Katie said...

I've just designed a button for my team. Very much an amateur effort as I ended up doing it in word!
The design is on my blog.

http://the-view-from-the-hill.blogspot.com/

cathyannhenry said...

OK, now I know what SABLE means. What about the rest of it that's in French? My Danish is sketchy, and my French is even worse!

Aknita said...

Team Liquigas is sponsored by Liquigas ( who else )a provider of liquified gas products in Italy. Hmmmmm!

Perhaps we're High Energy Knitters! Or maybe we should change our name to Team Liquigrape ;-)

riggwelter said...

another for Team Quick Stitch (nee Team Quick Step) wrist warmers can be found here.

http://riggwelter.wordpress.com/
2008/07/03/
the-needles-have-been-unleashed/

Paisley said...

@cathyannhenry
the rest of the phrase in French translates as "Blessed (or happy) are the young, for they will inherit the SABLE". See Steph's original comment on this post.

cathyannhenry said...

Thanks for the translations. I'm a little slow sometimes...

Aknita said...

Team Liquigas has gone all Italian - and come up with "Esplosivo" :-)

A button is under development!

We did muse on Team Liquigas - Explosive Knitting, which roughly translated to Italian is "Lavoro a maglia esplosivo di Liquigas della squadra” !! but Esplosiva seems suitably Latin and less of a mouthful ;-)

Roxana said...

Team High Road: Knitters with Dangerous Curves

Roxana said...

And in honor of our steroid-free pledge:

Team High Road: Mean & Clean

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

Based on the French knitting abbreviation rab., for rabattre, "bind off," I offer the following for Rabobank (especially appropriate for the green jersey contenders):

Team Rab.: Knitters Banking on Binding Off.

cathyannhenry said...

In reply to Sarah/Blue Garter

Very clever, I think!

cristina61 said...

As part of Team High Road/Columbia, I'd like to suggest Team Columbia: Knitting Clean For the Win!

Kristen said...

In a desperate attempt at an entry for Team Lampre, whose sponsors include a salami company-

Team Lampre: You never sausage speedy knitters!

Kristen said...

Lindt Chocolates is another sponsor. Maybe,

"Lampre Knitters sprint for Lindt!"

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

I have a mascot for Team Rabobank - I give you Ribby Band Man!!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2638939672_3080f1af92.jpg

Roxana said...

Since we are no longer High Road, switching gears:

Team Columbia: By George, I think We've Got It!

(in honor of our incomparable captain, George Hincapie)

Aknita said...

Team Liquigas has a button - it's all "Esplosivo" but I am off to work on a night shift now and hoping it will appear before midnight.