Does Factory Teams

Does Factory Teams

Since the early days of BMX, I have been able to organize several official BMX trade/ factory teams. In some of them I was active myself as team-manager in others I did find interested people to act as team-managers. Main reason to set up teams was to professionalize the sport and improve the image of BMX. Also riders were helped with free equipment and in some cases financial help was offered.

Up and till 1989 all team members were Dutch. In 1990 I organized the first official "European" BMX Team.

 1985: MONGOOSE BMX Factory Team Holland

Team members:
Addie v.d. Ven, Lammert Moerman, Mark v.d. Kort,
Nico Does, Pieter Does and Anne v. Happen.

Mongoose support rider:Danny Neys

Team manager:Gerrit Does

Team mechanic:Wim Rijk

Team sponsor:
Motobecane Nederland BV and co-sponsor Gerrit Does with transportation (team bus).

1985: MOTOBECANE Factory Team Holland

Team members:
Ludy v.d. Werff, Freddy v. Tongeren, Doris Trum, Marcel Mandigers, Anita v.d. Mortel and Peter Stiphout.
Team manager:
Gerrit Does
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk
Team sponsor:
Motobecane Nederland BV and co-sponsor Gerrit Does with transportation (teambus).
1985: MOTOBECANE Factory Team Holland

1986: TEAM SINISALO

Team members:
Freddy van Breemen, Bas de Bever, Paul Rovers
and Nico Does.
Team manager:
Mr. van Breemen
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Team sponsor:
Sinisalo import Holland - Gerrit Does with transportation/team bus.

1986: TEAM MOTOBECANE

Team members:
Mark van der Kort, Anita v.d. Mortel, Dorus Trum, Freddy van Tongeren en Peter Stophout.
Team manager:
Gerrit Does
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk
Team sponsor:
Motobecane Nederland BV and co-sponsor Gerrit Does with transportation (teambus).

1986: TEAM AMEV(1) - KNWU NATIONAL SELECTION

Team members:
Phil Hoogendoorn, Addie v.d. Ven, Ludy v.d. Werff, Pierre van Zuijlen and Jan Hekman
Team manager/coach:
Gerrit Does

Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Physical trainers:
Carry Graus, Jeroen Vrijdag & Stanley der Meer

Medic:
Jan Reijntens

Main team sponsor:
AMEV Nederland b.v.

Team co-sponsors:
GT bicycles Inc.-USA, J.M.C., Hutch, Robinson, as well as Premier helmets, Premier Uniforms and Gerrit Does with transportation (team bus).

1987: TEAM SINISALO

Team members:
Marcel Mandigers, Paul Rovers and Pieter Does.

Team manager:
Mr. Rovers
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Team sponsor:
Sinisalo import Holland - Gerrit Does with transportation/team bus.

1987: TEAM AMEV(2) - KNWU NATIONAL SELECTION

Team members:
Pierre van Zuijlen, Phil Hoogendoorn, Addie v.d. Ven, Jan Hekman, Bas de Bever, Anita v.d. Mortel, Nico Does, Rob Bulten, Corine Dorland.

Team co-sponsors:
GT Bicycles, Inc.-USA
Soft-ware sponsor: Raymakers Import b.v. (Premier) and Gerrit Does himself took care of sponsoring the means of transportation (team bus).
Team manager/Coach:
Gerrit Does
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Physical trainers:
Carry Graus
Stanley der Meer
Medic:
Jan Reijntens
Main team sponsor:
AMEV Nederland b.v.

1988: TEAM AMEV(3) - KNWU NATIONAL SELECTION

Team members:
Phil Hoogendoorn, Bas de Bever, Gerard Heuver, Nico Does, Rob Bulten, Martijn v.d. Boogaard, Marcel Mandigers, Jurgen van Melis, Corine Dorland and Anita v.d. Mortel.
Team manager/Coach:
Gerrit Does
Team mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Physical trainers:
Carry Graus &
Stanley der Meer
Medic:
Jan Reijntens

Main team sponsor:
AMEV Nederland b.v.

Team co-sponsors:
Raymakers Import b.v. (Premier) and GT Bicycles, Inc. - USA and again Gerrit Does took care of transportation (teambus) sponsorship.

TEAM BLUE THUNDER

TEAM BLUE THUNDERTeam members:
Nico Does, Bas de Bever, Jurgen van Melis, Marcel Mandigers,
Pieter Does Boyd Karsmakers
and Anita v.d. Mortel

Team Manager/Coach:
Gerrit Does

Team Mechanic:
Wim Rijk

Physical trainer:
Carry Graus

TEAM BLUE THUNDERTeam sponsor:
SUNN France, Premier Helmets/Uniforms, Karsmakers Karrosserien, Ponypark Slagharen, Gerrit Does with transportation (teambus).

First official true European BMX race team composed in 1990:

1990: MCS TEAM EUROPE

1990: MCS TEAM EUROPETeam members:
Dale Holmes (GB), Bas de Bever, Nico Does (NL), Christophe Leveque (F), Uwe Sturm (D), Marcel Mandigers (NL), Nick Lacey (GB), Jurgen van Melis (NL), Jean Pierre van Hoof (NL), Pieter Does (NL), Tina Madsen (DK), Mark van Gerwen (NL), Boyd Karsmakers (NL).

World Champion Factory Teams
at the Worlds
in Paul Ricard, France

Team manager:
Gerrit Does

Main sponsor:
MCS inc. Pompano - Florida, USA.

Christophe Leveque
World Champion

1991: MCS TEAM EUROPE

Team members:
Nico Does (NL), Bas de Bever (NL), Dale Holmes (GB), Mark van Leur (NL), Yannick Rosset (CH), Fred LeGall (F), Nicolas Grevet (F), Pieter Does (NL), Mark Wenting (NL), Frank Brix (D).

Team manager:
Gerrit Does
Main sponsor:
MCS inc. Pompano - Florida, USA
  • Result team-trophy at European Championship:
    in Slough - England: 3rd place
  • Result team-competition at the Worlds
    in Sandnes - Norway: 3rd place
Support: Thierry Minozzi (F), riding for Bully, distributed by MCS at the time

Montelimar (F), trophy count

1992: GT EURO TEAM

Team members:
Eric Minozzi (F), Frank Brix (D), Daniel Herz (A), Dennis Casamatta (F), Corine Dorland NL), Yannick Rosset (CH) and Glenn Nielsen (DK).

Team manager:
Gerrit Does

Main sponsor:
GT Bicycles inc. - USA

Results team-trophy at European Championship:
EUROPEAN CHAMPION trade teams

Eric Minozzi (F)

1993: GT EURO TEAM

Team members: Dale Holmes (GB), Robert Sprokholt (NL), Frank Brix (D), Corine Dorland (NL), Vlasdislav Khas (CH) and Gundars Osis (LV).
Team manager: Gerrit Does
Main sponsor: GT Bicycles inc. - USA

Results team-trophy at European Championship: 2nd place

1994: GT EURO TEAM

Team members:
Dale Holmes (GB), Robert Sprokholt (NL), Robert de Wilde (NL), Corine Dorland (NL), Vlasdislav Khas (CH), Frederic LeGall (F), Thierry Fouilleul (F), Nicolas Grevet (F) and Gundars Osis (LV). Support: For Powerlite Fred King (F)

Corine Dorland (NL),
World Champion

Team manager:
Gerrit Does

Main sponsor:
GT Bicycles inc. - USA

USA Results
Team-trophy at World-championship USA:
WORLD CHAMPION trade teams


GD with GT EURO Team WC
Factory teams.

1995: GT EURO TEAM

Team members: Dale Holmes (GB), Robert de Wilde (NL), Robert Sprokholt (NL), Thierry Fouilleul (F), Corine Dorland (NL), Vladislav Khas (CH).
Team manager: Gerrit Does
Main sponsor: GT Bicycles inc. - USA

1996: GT EURO TEAM

Team members:
Dale Holmes (GB), Robert de Wilde (NL), Thierry Fouilleul (F), Fred LeGall (F), Kelvin Batey (GB), Corine Dorland (NL), Tatjana Schocher (CH).

Team manager:
Gerrit Does
Main sponsor:
GT Bicycles inc. - USA

Dale Holmes,
World Champion

Results : team-trophy at European Championship:
un-official, European Champion.

Results: team-trophy at World Championship
in Brighton - England:

Combi team GT - USA/Europe2
1996: GT EURO TEAMWORLD CHAMPION trade teams, team managers: Gerrit Does (NL) Bill Nelson (USA)


Corine Dorland, Queen of BMX 10 times World Champion at her last Worlds

Ending 1996 I decided to stop wrking for GT Bicycles and advised GT to appoint Jorg de Louw as their new Team Europe team manager, which they did.

1997: WEBCO-Mentos World BMX and ATB team

See section f.4 Webco Teams .

1998: WEBCO - Mentos European BMX team

See section f.4 Webco Teams.

It was in December 1998 that I officialy announced to stop with all activities in the field of organizing events and running teams. I have been doing this kind of thing for 25 years now and wanted to look for new challenges and let the new generation take over.

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