Cult Energy Pro Cycling

Cult Energy Pro Cycling (UCI team code: CUL) was a professional road bicycle racing team licensed in Denmark, that competed in the UCI Continental Circuits. It was established in 2000 under the name of "Cycling Horsens".

Cult Energy Pro Cycling
Team information
Founded2000 (2000)
StatusContinental (2000–2014)
Pro Continental (2015)
Key personnel
General managerChrista Skelde
Team manager(s)Christa Skelde
Team name history
Cycling Horsens
Glud & Marstrand-Horsens
Glud & Marstrand-LRØ Radgivning
Glud & Marstrand-LRØ
Team Cult Energy
Cult Energy-Vital Water
Cult Energy Pro Cycling

On September 9, 2014, the team announced they had signed Linus Gerdemann from MTN–Qhubeka on a 2-year contract.[1] On October 10, 2014, the team announced they had signed Gustav Larsson on a one-year contract [2]

In August 2015, the team seemed to secure its survival after gaining sponsorship from German company Stölting Group, which sponsored the Continental team Stölting in 2015. As a result, the teams planned to join forces, giving the necessary budget to ensure the team could stay in the Professional Continental tier for 2016.[3] However, in December 2015, Cult announced they would exit the sport and no longer be able to fund the team. Stölting then stepped in to fill the funding void, continuing the team under a German license.[4][5] As a result, the Danish team disbanded.

Team roster edit

As of 26 February 2015.[6]
Rider Date of birth
  Michael Carbel (DEN) (1995-02-07)7 February 1995 (aged 20)
  Russell Downing (GBR) (1978-08-23)23 August 1978 (aged 36)
  Linus Gerdemann (GER) (1982-09-16)16 September 1982 (aged 32)
  Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) (1989-03-09)9 March 1989 (aged 25)
  Karel Hník (CZE) (1991-08-09)9 August 1991 (aged 23)
  Alex Kirsch (LUX) (1992-06-12)12 June 1992 (aged 22)
  Gustav Larsson (SWE) (1980-09-20)20 September 1980 (aged 34)
  Romain Lecharmand (FRA) (1987-07-26)26 July 1987 (aged 27)
Rider Date of birth
  Christian Mager (GER) (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 22)
  Martin Mortensen (DEN) (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 30)
  Mads Pedersen (DEN) (1995-12-18)18 December 1995 (aged 19)
  Rasmus Quaade (DEN) (1990-01-07)7 January 1990 (aged 25)
  Michael Reihs (DEN) (1979-04-25)25 April 1979 (aged 35)
  Troels Vinther (DEN) (1987-02-24)24 February 1987 (aged 28)
  Fabian Wegmann (GER) (1980-06-20)20 June 1980 (aged 34)
  Joël Zangerlé (LUX) (1988-10-11)11 October 1988 (aged 26)

Major wins edit

Stage 10 Tour du Maroc, Max Nielsen
Stages 4 & 5 Tour of South China Sea, Max Nielsen
Stage 5 Ringerike GP, Roy Hegreberg
Stage 2 Tour of Siam, Jacob Nielsen
Stage 2 Ringerike GP, Haavard Nybø
Stage 5 Tour de Indonesia, Jacob Nielsen
Stage 2 Tour of South China Sea, Morten Christiansen
Stages 3, 4 & 5 Tour of South China Sea, Kim Nielsen
Stage 3 Istrian Spring Trophy, Kim Nielsen
GP Bikebuster, Jacob Nielsen
East Midlands Classic, Michael Berling
Overall Flèche du Sud, Lasse Bøchman
Stages 1 & 3 Festningsrittet, Troels Vinther
Stage 2 Tour de Normandie, Thomas Kvist
Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes, Troels Vinther
GP Herning, Troels Vinther
Stage 4 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour, Thomas Kvist
Overall Flèche du Sud, Lasse Bøchman
Stage 3, Lasse Bøchman
  Denmark Road Race Championships, Sebastian Lander
Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes, André Steensen
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs, Michael Valgren
Himmerland Rundt, André Steensen
Stage 1 Flèche du Sud, André Steensen
Stage 5 Flèche du Sud, Patrick Clausen
Overall Kreiz Breizh Elites, André Steensen
Stages 1 & 2 (ITT), André Steensen
Grand Prix de la ville de Nogent-sur-Oise, Alexander Kamp
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs, Michael Valgren
Skive–Løbet, Patrick Clausen
Overall Flèche du Sud, Michael Valgren
Stage 3, Michael Valgren
Stages 1 & 4 Danmark Rundt, Magnus Cort
Dorpenomloop Rucphen, Michael Carbel
  Overall Istrian Spring Trophy, Magnus Cort
Stages 1 & 2, Magnus Cort
Stage 2 Circuit des Ardennes, Troels Vinther
Stage 2 Tour du Loir-et-Cher, Troels Vinther
Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23, Mads Pedersen
Himmerland Rundt, Magnus Cort
Destination Thy, Magnus Cort
Ringerike GP, Magnus Cort
Stage 3 Tour des Fjords, Magnus Cort
  Overall Ronde de l'Oise, Magnus Cort
Stages 3 & 4, Magnus Cort
  Overall Czech Cycling Tour, Martin Mortensen
Stage 2, Martin Mortensen
Stage 1 Danmark Rundt, Magnus Cort
  Overall Tour de Luxembourg, Linus Gerdemann
Stage 2, Linus Gerdemann
Velothon Wales, Martin Mortensen
  Sweden Time Trial Championships, Gustav Larsson

National champions edit

  Denmark Road Race, Sebastian Lander
  Sweden Time Trial, Gustav Larsson

References edit

  1. ^ Cycling News. "Gerdemann to join Cult Energy in 2015".
  2. ^ "CULT Energy Pro Cycling adds Gustav Larsson to roster". Bike World News.
  3. ^ Cycling News. "Cult Energy team saved thanks to new sponsor Stölting Group".
  4. ^ Cycling News. "Stolting step in to save team after Cult Energy departure".
  5. ^ "Could Cult Energy's withdrawal as Danish team sponsor lead to Bjarne Riis's return? - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 9 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Cult Energy Pro Cycling". Retrieved 26 February 2015.

External links edit