Barloworld (cycling team)

Barloworld (UCI team code: BAR) was a UCI Professional Continental cycling team that competed between 2003 and 2009. Its sponsor company was South African and the team maintained a South African identity, but it was first registered in Italy and then, from 2007, in Great Britain.

Barloworld
Barloworld team logo.jpg
Team information
UCI codeBAR
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2003 (2003)
Disbanded2009
Discipline(s)Road
StatusProfessional Continental
Key personnel
General managerClaudio Corti

Barloworld rode UCI Continental Circuits races and, when selected, UCI ProTour events. They were managed by Claudio Corti, with Valerio Tebaldi, Christian Andersen and Alberto Volpi as directeurs sportifs. Its prominent riders included South African Robert Hunter and Colombian Mauricio Soler. Chris Froome rode for Barloworld for 2008 and 2009.

The sponsor was Barloworld, an industrial brand management company. The team rode Bianchi frames with Shimano components.

Tour de France 2007Edit

Barloworld competed in the 2007 Tour de France after a wild card entry. It was the first British-registered team in the Tour since ANC-Halfords in 1987. The team won two stages through Mauricio Soler and Robert Hunter, won the King of the Mountains competition (Soler), and had eight of its nine riders finish the race. Shortly after the Tour, team rider Ryan Cox, not a member of the Tour squad, died when an artery burst in his leg following surgery.

Tour de France 2008Edit

The team again received a wildcard entry for the 2008 Tour de France, but Soler was injured on Stage 1 and dropped out in stage 5. Three others left with injuries, and only four completed the race, with no top three placings on any stage. Moisés Dueñas had a positive test for EPO following stage four and was withdrawn before stage 11. Barloworld announced their withdrawal from sponsorship after the tour,[1] but on 28 October decided to sponsor for another year.

The team was not invited to the 2009 Tour de France.

Major winsEdit

2003
Overall Tour d'Egypte, Tiaan Kannemeyer
Stages 1 & 2, Hilton Clarke
Stage 3, Tiaan Kannemeyer
Overall Giro del Capo, David George
Stage 5, David George
Stage 3 Circuit des Mines, Ryan Cox
  South Africa Road Race Championships, David George
Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour, Hilton Clarke
Stage 2 Tour of Queensland, Sean Sullivan
Stage 3 Tour of Queensland, Tiaan Kannemeyer
2004
Stage 4 Tour de Langkawi, Sean Sullivan
  South Africa Time Trial Championships, David George
  South Africa Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
Overall Giro del Capo, David George
Stage 1, Tiaan Kannemeyer
Stage 4, Ryan Cox
Criterium d'Abruzzo, Enrico Degano
Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ryan Cox
Stage 3 Brixia Tour, Enrico Degano
Stage 5 Tour of Britain, Enrico Degano
2005
Overall Tour de Langkawi, Ryan Cox
Stage 8, Ryan Cox
  South Africa Time Trial Championships, Tiaan Kannemeyer
  South Africa Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
Stage 4 Vuelta a Murcia, Pedro Arreitunandia
Overall Giro del Capo, Tiaan Kannemeyer
Stages 2 & 5, Tiaan Kannemeyer
Stage 2 Vuelta a Aragon, Vladimir Efimkin
Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk, Vladimir Efimkin
Overall Tour of Japan, Félix Cárdenas
Stages 3 & 5, Félix Cárdenas
Stage 3 Euskal Bizikleta, Pedro Arreitunandia
Stages 1 & 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Enrico Degano
Stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ryan Cox
Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Sean Sullivan
Overall Tour de Wallonie, Luca Celli
Stage 1, Luca Celli
Overall Volta a Portugal, Vladimir Efimkin
Stage 3, Vladimir Efimkin
Stage 2 Vuelta a Burgos, Igor Astarloa
2006
Sategs 2 & 4 GP Costa Azul, Enrico Degano
Milano–Torino, Igor Astarloa
Overall Course de la Paix, Giampaolo Cheula
Stage 2 Volta ao Alentejo, Enrico Degano
Stage 1 G.P. CTT Correios, Enrico Degano
Stage 2 Brixia Tour, Félix Cárdenas
Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia, Félix Cárdenas
Gran Premio Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese, Félix Cárdenas
2007
Overall Giro del Capo, Alexander Efimkin
Stage 1, Félix Cárdenas
Stage 3, Alexander Efimkin
Stage 5, Robert Hunter
Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarém, Robert Hunter
Stage 2, Robert Hunter
Overall Settimana Lombarda, Alexander Efimkin
Stage 3, Alexander Efimkin
Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas, Robert Hunter
Overall Tour de Picardie, Robert Hunter
Stage 1, Robert Hunter
Stage 1 G.P. CTT Correios, Enrico Degano
  Mountains classification in the Tour de France, Mauricio Soler
Stage 9 Tour de France, Mauricio Soler
Stage 11 Tour de France, Robert Hunter
Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Mauricio Soler
Stage 2, Mauricio Soler
2008
World's View Challenge 3, Robert Hunter
World's View Challenge 4, Robert Hunter
Stage 2 Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Steve Cummings
Overall Giro del Capo, Christian Pfannberger
Stage 1, Christian Pfannberger
Stage 1 Driedaagse van De Panne, Enrico Gasparotto
Grand Prix Pino Cerami, Patrick Calcagni
Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas, Baden Cooke
Stage 4 G.P. CTT Correios, Robert Hunter
Overall Ster Elektrotoer, Enrico Gasparotto
Stage 3, Enrico Gasparotto
  Austria Road Race Championships, Christian Pfannberger
Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie, Giampaolo Cheula
Coppa Bernocchi, Steve Cummings
Giro della Romagna, Enrico Gasparotto
Stage 3 Herald Sun Tour, Baden Cooke
Stage 6 Herald Sun Tour, Daryl Impey
2009
Stage 4 Tour Méditerranéen, Robert Hunter
Giro del Capo I, Robert Hunter
Giro del Capo II, Chris Froome
Giro del Capo III, Steve Cummings
Overall Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Daryl Impey
Stage 4, Daryl Impey
Stage 3 Giro del Trentino, Robert Hunter
Stage 8 Tour of Britain, Michele Merlo

National championsEdit

2003
  South African Road Race Championships, David George
2004
  South African Time Trial Championships, David George
  South African Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
2005
  South African Time Trial Championships, Tiaan Kannemeyer
  South African Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
2008
  Austrian Road Race Championships, Christian Pfannberger

Team rosterEdit

On 7 February 2009.

Rider Date of birth
  John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) (1986-08-10)10 August 1986 (aged 22)
  Francesco Bellotti (ITA) (1979-08-06)6 August 1979 (aged 29)
  Diego Caccia (ITA) (1981-07-31)31 July 1981 (aged 27)
  Patrick Calcagni (SUI) (1977-07-05)5 July 1977 (aged 31)
  Félix Cárdenas (COL) (1972-11-24)24 November 1972 (aged 36)
  Giampaolo Cheula (ITA) (1979-05-23)23 May 1979 (aged 29)
  Marco Corti (ITA) (1985-06-15)15 June 1985 (aged 23)
  Steve Cummings (GBR) (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Chris Froome (GBR) (1985-05-20)20 May 1985 (aged 23)
  Robert Hunter (RSA) (1977-04-22)22 April 1977 (aged 31)
  Daryl Impey (RSA) (1984-12-06)6 December 1984 (aged 24)
  Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) (1980-12-10)10 December 1980 (aged 28)
  Michele Merlo (ITA) (1984-08-07)7 August 1984 (aged 24)
  Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA) (1983-05-31)31 May 1983 (aged 25)
  Mauricio Soler (COL) (1983-01-14)14 January 1983 (aged 26)
  Geraint Thomas (GBR) (1986-05-25)25 May 1986 (aged 22)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sponsor quits Tour after doping". BBC News. 19 July 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Barloworld cycling team at Wikimedia Commons