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Bora–Hansgrohe (UCI Code: BOH) is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team established in 2010 with a German license, founded and managed by Ralph Denk [de]. It is sponsored by BORA, German manufacturer, and Hansgrohe, bathroom fittings manufacturer. Its aim is "improving the image of road cycling in Germany".[2]

Bora-Hansgrohe
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Team information
UCI codeBOH
RegisteredGermany
Founded2010 (2010)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Professional Continental (2010–2016)
UCI WorldTeam (2017– )
BicyclesFocus (2010)
Simplon (2011–2012)
Fuji Bikes (2013–2014)[1]
Argon 18 (2015–2016)
Specialized (2017–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Ralph Denk
Team name history
2010–2012
2013–2014
2015–2016
2017–
Team NetApp (APP)
Team NetApp–Endura (TNE)
Bora–Argon 18 (BOA)
Bora–Hansgrohe (BOH)
Bora–Hansgrohe jersey
Jersey
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

Formed in 2010 Team NetApp as a UCI Continental Team with 14 riders. It was promoted to ProContinental Team status after the first season.[3]

For the 2013 season, Team NetApp and British based Endura Racing merged to form NetApp-Endura. The team's 2013 roster consisted of eight riders from Endura, and 12 riders from Team NetApp, as well as NetApp bringing the Pro Continental licence.[4] The eight Endura riders joining were Alexander Wetterhall, Erick Rowsell, Iker Camaño, Jonathan McEvoy, Paul Voß, Russell Downing, Scott Thwaites, Zak Dempster. The nine NetApp riders retained were Jan Barta, Cesare Benedetti, Markus Eichler, Bartosz Huzarski, Blaz Jarc, Leopold Koenig, Daniel Schorn, Andreas Schillinger, Michael Schwarzmann.[5]

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, thus becoming known as Team BORA. The team was 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.[6] 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.[7] During this relationship, a glass kitchen was installed allowing fans to watch the chef, like a zoo, and advertise the Bora air extractor. [2]

In late June 2016, days before the 2016 Tour de France, the team announced that from 2017 the team name would change from Bora-Argon 18 to Bora–Hansgrohe.[8] Hansgrohe is a bathroom products manufacturer with previous involvement in cyclo-cross, recently sponsoring the Superprestige series.[9] Following the announcement that Peter Sagan would join the team on a three-year deal from 2017, Specialized Bicycle Components announced in August 2016 that they would replace Argon 18 as the team's bike sponsor, having also agreed to a three-year agreement to supply the team's bicycles, helmets, shoes, tires, and wheels.[10]

On 1 August 2017, the team announced the signings of Peter Kennaugh on a two-year deal[11] and Daniel Oss for the 2018 season.[12] As of 2018 appropriately 95% of funding comes from sponsorship, in order to develop team manager Denk aims to reduce this to 50%. [2]

DopingEdit

In July 2017, the team revealed that former rider Ralf Matzka returned an adverse analytical finding for Tamoxifen on March 3, 2016, Matzka did not ride for the team after the Tour of Flanders. Tamoxifen usage can lead to an increase in the concentrations of testosterone within the body.[13]

Team rosterEdit

As of 7 July 2019.[14][15]
Rider Date of birth
  Pascal Ackermann (GER) (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 25)
  Shane Archbold (NZL) (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 30)
  Erik Baška (SVK) (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 25)
  Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 31)
  Sam Bennett (IRL) (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 28)
  Maciej Bodnar (POL) (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 34)
  Emanuel Buchmann (GER) (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 26)
  Marcus Burghardt (GER) (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 36)
  Jempy Drucker (LUX) (1986-09-03) 3 September 1986 (age 32)
  Davide Formolo (ITA) (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 26)
  Oscar Gatto (ITA) (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 34)
  Felix Großschartner (AUT) (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 25)
  Leopold König (CZE) (1987-11-15) 15 November 1987 (age 31)
  Patrick Konrad (AUT) (1991-10-13) 13 October 1991 (age 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Rafał Majka (POL) (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 29)
  Jay McCarthy (AUS) (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 26)
  Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25)
  Daniel Oss (ITA) (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 (age 32)
  Christoph Pfingsten (GER) (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 31)
  Paweł Poljański (POL) (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 29)
  Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 27)
  Juraj Sagan (SVK) (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 30)
  Peter Sagan (SVK) (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29)
  Maximilian Schachmann (GER) (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 25)
  Andreas Schillinger (GER) (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 36)
  Michael Schwarzmann (GER) (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 28)
  Rüdiger Selig (GER) (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 30)

Major winsEdit

National and world championsEdit

2011
  South Africa Time Trial, Daryl Impey
2012
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
2013
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic Road Race, Jan Bárta
2014
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
2015
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  German Road Race, Emanuel Buchmann
2016
  Portuguese Road Race, José Mendes
  Polish Road Race, Rafal Majka
2017
  Latvia Time Trial, Aleksejs Saramotins
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Austria Road Race, Gregor Mühlberger
  Slovakian Road Race, Juraj Sagan
  German Road Race, Marcus Burghardt
  World Road Race, Peter Sagan
2018
  Polish Time Trial, Maciej Bodnar
  Slovakian Road Race, Peter Sagan
  Austria Road Race, Lukas Pöstlberger
  German Road Race, Pascal Ackermann
2019
  Polish Time Trial, Maciej Bodnar
  German Road Race, Maximilian Schachmann
  Italy Road Race, Davide Formolo
  Ireland Road Race, Sam Bennett
  Slovakian Road Race, Juraj Sagan
  Austria Road Race, Patrick Konrad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NetApp extends sponsorship, Endura Racing merges". VeloNation LLC. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Witts, J (2018). "Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour de France, German Revival". Cyclist Magazine. No. 80. pp. 70–78. Bora-Hansgrohe might be best known for their Slovakian superstar, but the team's remit is improving the image of road cycling in its native Germany
  3. ^ "Team history 2010 - 2017". BORA-hansgrohe. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Team NetApp and Endura Racing merge for upcoming season". Cyclingnews.com. 6 September 2012.
  5. ^ "enduraracing.com".[dead link].
  6. ^ "Team NetApp to become Team BORA". Cyclingnews.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "The NetApp-Endura team will be known as BORA – ARGON 18". Argon 18. 29 July 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Report: Bora-Argon 18 to sign Sagan and add Hansgrohe as naming rights sponsor". Cyclingnews.com. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  9. ^ Benson, Daniel (30 June 2016). "Bora-Argon 18: Sagan is too big a rider for us". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Specialized confirmed as Bora-Hansgrohe bicycle sponsor with three-year deal". Cyclingnews.com. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  11. ^ Benson, Daniel (1 August 2017). "Peter Kennaugh signs two-year deal with Bora Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  12. ^ >"Daniel Oss signs for Bora-Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Bora reveal 2016 positive test for Ralf Matzka". Cyclingnews.com. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  14. ^ "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe. Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  15. ^ Ballinger, Alex (11 April 2019). "Shane Archbold returns to Bora-Hansgrohe after crash forced him out of the WorldTour". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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