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Bora–Hansgrohe (UCI Code: BOH) is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team established in 2010 with a German license.

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Team information
UCI code BOH
Registered Germany
Founded 2010 (2010)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental (2010–2016)
UCI WorldTeam (2017– )
Bicycles Focus (2010)
Simplon (2011–2012)
Fuji Bikes (2013–2014)[1]
Argon 18 (2015–2016)
Specialized (2017–)
Website Team home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s) Ralph Denk
Team name history
Team NetApp (APP)
Team NetApp–Endura (TNE)
Bora–Argon 18 (BOA)
Bora–Hansgrohe (BOH)
Current season

In late June 2016, days before the 2016 Tour de France, the team announced that from 2017 the team name would change to Bora–Hansgrohe.[2] Hansgrohe are a bathroom products manufacturer with previous involvement in cyclo-cross, recently sponsoring the Superprestige series.[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 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.[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]

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.[8]

On 1 August 2017, the team announced the signings of Peter Kennaugh on a two-year deal[9] and Daniel Oss for the 2018 season.[10]


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.[11]

Team rosterEdit

As of 2 January 2018.[12]
Rider Date of birth
  Pascal Ackermann (GER) (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 24)
  Erik Baška (SVK) (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 24)
  Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 30)
  Sam Bennett (IRL) (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 27)
  Maciej Bodnar (POL) (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 33)
  Emanuel Buchmann (GER) (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 25)
  Marcus Burghardt (GER) (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 34)
  Davide Formolo (ITA) (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 25)
  Felix Großschartner (AUT) (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 24)
  Peter Kennaugh (GBR) (1989-06-15) 15 June 1989 (age 28)
  Michael Kolář (SVK) (1992-12-21) 21 December 1992 (age 25)
  Leopold König (CZE) (1987-11-15) 15 November 1987 (age 30)
  Patrick Konrad (AUT) (1991-10-13) 13 October 1991 (age 26)
  Rafał Majka (POL) (1989-09-12) 12 September 1989 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
  Jay McCarthy (AUS) (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 25)
  Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 24)
  Daniel Oss (ITA) (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 (age 31)
  Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 29)
  Christoph Pfingsten (GER) (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 30)
  Paweł Poljański (POL) (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 28)
  Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 26)
  Juraj Sagan (SVK) (1988-12-23) 23 December 1988 (age 29)
  Peter Sagan (SVK) (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 28)
  Aleksejs Saramotins (LAT) (1982-04-08) 8 April 1982 (age 36)
  Andreas Schillinger (GER) (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 34)
  Michael Schwarzmann (GER) (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 27)
  Rüdiger Selig (GER) (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 29)

Major winsEdit

National and world championsEdit

  South Africa Time Trial, Daryl Impey
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic Road Race, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
  German Road Race, Emanuel Buchmann
  Portuguese Road Race, José Mendes
[ ]Polish Road Race, Rafal Majka
  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


External linksEdit