Canyon dhb SunGod

Canyon dhb SunGod is a British UCI Continental cycling team founded in 2017 by sports director Tim Elverson.[2]

Canyon dhb SunGod
Canyon dhb sungod leaders square (10.11.20).jpg
Team information
UCI codeDHB
RegisteredUnited Kingdom
Founded2017
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental
BicyclesCanyon
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerTim Elverson[1]
Team name history
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021–
Bike Channel–Canyon
Canyon Eisberg
Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
Canyon dhb p/b Soreen
Canyon dhb SunGod

Team historyEdit

The team formed as Bike Channel–Canyon in 2017. On 1 January 2018 the team announced that Eisberg had stepped up their sponsorship in order to allow the team to function after Bike Channel went into administration.[3]

The team have enjoyed two hugely successful seasons. Some of the highlights of their 2018 campaign include: Harry Tanfield winning stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire, which led to him being signed by World Tour team Team Katusha–Alpecin. The team won the overall title in the Tour Series the UK's premier circuit racing championship. Charlie Tanfield became a world champion in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships team pursuit and won a gold medal in the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. He was also crowned British under-23 time trial champion on the road. Ryan Christensen, Max Stedman and Charlie Tanfield were selected to race at the under-23 UCI Road World Championships in Austria, the latter in the time trial. At the Tour of Britain, the team recorded three top-10 stage finishes, Max Stedman was 20th in the general classification and Alex Paton won the Eisberg sprints jersey.

2019 was another successful year for the team with multiple podiums in the UK and Europe. Some highlights included winning the Tour Series overall title for a second year running, a top 10 in the Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain, as well as the Eisberg sprints jersey at the Tour of Britain for the second time.

In December 2020, Elverson announced that the team had acquired sponsorship from British sunglasses maker SunGod and that the team name for the 2021 racing season would become Canyon dhb SunGod.[4]

Team rosterEdit

As of 6 February 2021.[5]
Rider Date of birth
  Matthew Bostock (GBR) (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 23)
  Jim Brown (GBR) (2000-10-02) 2 October 2000 (age 20)
  Ryan Christensen (NZL) (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 24)
  Damien Clayton (GBR) (1992-07-30) 30 July 1992 (age 28)
  Jacob Hennessy (GBR) (1996-08-10) 10 August 1996 (age 24)
  Brenton Jones (AUS) (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 29)
  Callum Macleod (GBR) (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 21)
  Euan Macleod (GBR) (2002-07-29) 29 July 2002 (age 18)
  Thomas Mein (GBR) (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 22)
Rider Date of birth
  Jacob Scott (GBR) (1995-06-14) 14 June 1995 (age 25)
  Robert Scott (GBR) (1998-07-24) 24 July 1998 (age 22)
  Max Stedman (GBR) (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 25)
  Charlie Tanfield (GBR) (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 24)
  Andy Tennant (GBR) (1987-03-09) 9 March 1987 (age 34)
  Rory Townsend (IRL) (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 25)
  Dan Tulett (GBR) (1999-07-03) 3 July 1999 (age 21)
  Oliver Wood (GBR) (1995-11-26) 26 November 1995 (age 25)
  Reece Wood (GBR) (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 22)

Major resultsEdit

2017
Overall Tour of Quanzhou Bay, Max Stedman
Stage 1, Harry Tanfield
Stage 2, Max Stedman
2018
Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire, Harry Tanfield
Overall Tour of Quanzhou Bay, Max Stedman
Stage 2, Max Stedman
Eisberg Sprints Jersey Winner Tour of Britain, Alex Paton
2019
Arno Wallaard Memorial, Alexandar Richardson
Stage 3 Tour de la Mirabelle, Daniel Pearson
Stage 4 Tour de la Mirabelle, Alexandar Richardson
Sprints classification Tour of Britain, Rory Townsend
Stages 2 & 4 Tour of Fuzhou, Rory Townsend
2020
Tour of Antalya, Max Stedman

National, continental, world and Olympic championsEdit

2018
  British U23 Time Trial, Charlie Tanfield
  Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships Charlie Tanfield
Commonwealth Games
  Individual pursuit Charlie Tanfield

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bike Channel and Canyon join forces for British-registered Continental team". cyclingnews.com. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Bike Channel–Canyon". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 16 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ https://canyoneisberg.co.uk/eisberg-step-up-as-headline-partner/
  4. ^ Bonville-Ginn, Tim (1 December 2020). "'I'm fully expecting to put 2020 behind us': Canyon-dhb announce new title sponsor for 2021". Cycling Weekly. TI Media. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Canyon dhb SunGod". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 6 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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