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2015 Bora–Argon 18 season

The 2015 season for the Bora–Argon 18 cycling team began in January at the Trofeo Santanyi–Ses Salines-Campos. The team participated in UCI Continental Circuits and UCI World Tour events when given a wildcard invitation.

Bora–Argon 18
2015 season
UCI code BOA
Status UCI Professional Continental
Manager Ralph Denk
Main sponsor(s) BORA & Argon 18
Based Germany
Bicycles Argon 18
Season victories
One-day races 1
Stage race overall -
Stage race stages 5
National Championships 2
2014
2016

On the first rest day of the 2014 Tour de France, 15 July 2014, the team announced they had secured sponsorship with German cooking surface and extractor manufacturer BORA. The team for 2015 onwards will thus be known as Team BORA. The team will be the first German team with a German title sponsor in the professional peloton since 2010. Team manager Ralph Denk expressed hope that BORA's backing would help the team achieve their aim of joining the UCI World Tour by 2017.[1] After the end of the 2014 Tour de France, it was announced that starting in 2015 the team would ride bicycles from Canadian company, Argon 18, which would also be the team's second title sponsor.[2]

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2015 rosterEdit

Rider Date of birth
  Shane Archbold (NZL) (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 25)
  Jan Bárta (CZE) (1984-12-07)7 December 1984 (aged 30)
  Phil Bauhaus (GER) (1994-07-08)8 July 1994 (aged 20)
  Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (1987-08-03)3 August 1987 (aged 27)
  Sam Bennett (IRL) (1990-10-16)16 October 1990 (aged 24)
  Emanuel Buchmann (GER) (1992-11-18)18 November 1992 (aged 22)
  Zak Dempster (AUS) (1987-09-27)27 September 1987 (aged 27)
  Bartosz Huzarski (POL) (1980-10-27)27 October 1980 (aged 34)
  Patrick Konrad (AUT) (1991-10-13)13 October 1991 (aged 23)
  Ralf Matzka (GER) (1989-08-24)24 August 1989 (aged 25)
Rider Date of birth
  José Mendes (POR) (1985-04-24)24 April 1985 (aged 29)
  Dominik Nerz (GER) (1989-08-25)25 August 1989 (aged 25)
  Christoph Pfingsten (GER) (1987-11-20)20 November 1987 (aged 27)
  Cristiano Salerno (ITA) (1985-02-18)18 February 1985 (aged 29)
  Andreas Schillinger (GER) (1983-07-13)13 July 1983 (aged 31)
  Daniel Schorn (AUT) (1988-10-21)21 October 1988 (aged 26)
  Michael Schwarzmann (GER) (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 23)
  Björn Thurau (GER) (1988-07-23)23 July 1988 (aged 26)
  Scott Thwaites (GBR) (1990-02-12)12 February 1990 (aged 24)
  Paul Voss (GER) (1986-03-26)26 March 1986 (aged 28)

Season victoriesEdit

Date Race Competition Rider Country Location
13 February Tour of Qatar, Stage 6 UCI Asia Tour   Bennett, SamSam Bennett (IRL)   Qatar Doha
21 April Giro del Trentino, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour Team time trial[N 1]   Italy Arco
13 May Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stage 1 UCI Europe Tour   Bennett, SamSam Bennett (IRL)   Germany Waldsassen
15 May Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stage 3 UCI Europe Tour   Bennett, SamSam Bennett (IRL)   Germany Ebern
14 August Arctic Race of Norway, Stage 2 UCI Europe Tour   Bennett, SamSam Bennett (IRL)   Norway Setermoen
8 October Paris–Bourges UCI Europe Tour   Bennett, SamSam Bennett (IRL)   France Bourges

National, Continental and World champions 2015Edit

Date Discipline Jersey Rider Country Location
26 June Czech Republic National Time Trial Champion
 
  Bárta, JanJan Bárta (CZE)   Slovakia Zilina
28 June German National Road Race Champion
 
  Buchmann, EmanuelEmanuel Buchmann (GER)   Germany Bensheim

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team NetApp to become Team BORA". Cyclingnews.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "THE NETAPP-ENDURA TEAM WILL BE KNOWN AS BORA – ARGON 18". 29 July 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nerz to Team Bora in 2015". cyclingnews.com. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "News shorts: Andy Schleck to retire?". cyclingnews.com. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Björn Thurau signs for Bora". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "News shorts: Hushovd says Armstrong admitted doping in 2011". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Willoughby, Ian (30 September 2014). "Czech cyclist König signs for Team Sky after coming seventh in Tour de France". Radio Prague. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Machado signs two-year deal with Katusha". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Bull, Nick (11 December 2014). "Garmin-Sharp's Steele Von Hoff joins NFTO for 2015". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Clarke, Stuart (13 November 2014). "Martyn Irvine and Mark McNally headline new arrivals for Madison Genesis". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

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