Klein Constantia (cycling team)

Klein Constantia (UCI team code: KLC) was a UCI Continental cycling team based in the Czech Republic and a development squad for UCI World Tour team Etixx-Quick Step. It was set up by Patrick Lefevere in 2013.[2]

Klein Constantia
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Team information
UCI codeKLC
RegisteredCzech Republic
Founded2013 (2013)
Disbanded2016
Discipline(s)Road
StatusContinental
Key personnel
General managerPetr Kováč[1]
Team name history
2013
2014
2015
2016
Etixx–IHNed
Etixx
AWT Greenway
Klein Constantia

The team was initially sponsored by Etixx, Belgian producer of supplements and nutrition products, owned by Omega Pharma, and iHNed.cz, Czech news portal, operated by Economia, Czech media company owned by Zdeněk Bakala, who owns Etixx-Quick Step team. In 2014 Etixx became only sponsor. Since season 2015 Advanced World Transport [cs], Czech transport company, owned by Bakala, and Slovakian electric vehicle charging company,took over as title sponsors. The squad has been rebuilt with only two riders staying on board and 10 new young joining the team. In 2016, the South African wine making company Klein Constantia, owned by Zdeněk Bakala,[3] became title sponsor.[4]

Team rosterEdit

As of 2 March 2016.[5][6]
Rider Date of birth
  Nuno Bico (POR) (1994-07-03) 3 July 1994 (age 26)
  Jonas Bokeloh (GER) (1996-03-16) 16 March 1996 (age 24)
  Rémi Cavagna (FRA) (1995-08-10) 10 August 1995 (age 25)
  Iván García Cortina (ESP) (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 25)
  Przemysław Kasperkiewicz (POL) (1994-03-01) 1 March 1994 (age 26)
  Roman Lehký (CZE) (1996-06-30) 30 June 1996 (age 24)
  Enric Mas (ESP) (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 26)
Rider Date of birth
  Kenny Molly (BEL) (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 (age 24)
  Jhonatan Narvaez (ECU) (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 23)
  Maximilian Schachmann (GER) (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 27)
  Michal Schlegel (CZE) (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 25)
  Hamish Schreurs (NZL) (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 26)
  František Sisr (CZE) (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

2013
  France U23 National Cyclo-cross Championships, Julian Alaphilippe
Stage 1 Boucle de l'Artois, Louis Verhelst
Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes, Louis Verhelst
Stage 1 Tour de Bretagne Cycliste, Louis Verhelst
Stage 4 Tour de Bretagne Cycliste, Julian Alaphilippe
Grand Prix Südkärnten, Julian Alaphilippe
  Overall Tour de Slovaquie, Petr Vakoč
Stage 1 Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23, Łukasz Wiśniowski
Stage 3 Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23, Julian Alaphilippe
  Poland U23 National Road Race Championships, Łukasz Wiśniowski
  Poland U23 National Time Trial Championships, Łukasz Wiśniowski
  Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid Sub 23, Petr Vakoč
Stage 1, Petr Vakoč
Stage 4 Czech Cycling Tour, Petr Vakoč
Memoriał Henryka Łasaka, Florian Sénéchal
GP Královehradeckého Kraje, Petr Vakoč
  Overall Okolo Jižních Čech, Florian Sénéchal
Stage 2, Florian Sénéchal
2014
Kattekoers, Łukasz Wiśniowski
Stage 4 Tour de Normandie, Łukasz Wiśniowski
Stage 4 Volta ao Alentejo, Karel Hník
  Overall Circuit des Ardennes, Łukasz Wiśniowski
Stage 5 Tour de Bretagne, Daniel Hoelgaard
  Overall Course de la Paix U23, Samuel Spokes
Stages 2 & 3, Samuel Spokes
Stage 2 Ronde de l'Oise, Daniel Hoelgaard
  Netherlands U23 National Road Race Championships, Tim Kerkhof
Stage 3 GP Internacional Torres Vedras, Karel Hník
Stage 3 Czech Cycling Tour, Jan Hirt
  Overall Tour Alsace, Karel Hník
Stage 4, Karel Hník
Stages 1 & 4 Okolo Jižních Čech, Daniel Hoelgaard
2015
Stage 1 Carpathia Couriers Paths, Jan Brockhoff
Stage 3 Tour de Berlin, Erik Baška
  Slovakia U23 National Time Trial Championships, Erik Baška
  Slovakia U23 National Road Race Championships, Erik Baška
Puchar Ministra Obrony Narodowej, Erik Baška
2016
  New Zealand U23 National Road Race Championships, Hamish Schreurs
Trofej Umag, Jonas Bokeloh
  Overall Volta ao Alentejo, Enric Mas
Stage 2, Enric Mas
Stage 5, Rémi Cavagna
Stage 1 Circuit des Ardennes, Rémi Cavagna
Stage 1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle, Frantisek Sisr
  Overall Carpathian Couriers Race, Hamish Schreurs
Prologue & Stage 3, Hamish Schreurs
  Overall Tour de Berlin, Rémi Cavagna
Stage 3a (ITT), Rémi Cavagna
  Ecuador U23 National Time Trial Championships, Jhonatan Narvaez
Stage 3 Paris-Arras Tour, Rémi Cavagna
  Overall Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Enric Mas
  Czech Republic U23 National Time Trial Championships, Michal Schlegel
  Germany U23 National Time Trial Championships, Maximilian Schachmann
Stage 4 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Iván García Cortina
Stage 3 Giro della Valle d'Aosta, Maximilian Schachmann
  Overall Tour Alsace, Maximilian Schachmann
Stage 3, Maximilian Schachmann
  France U23 National Time Trial Championships, Rémi Cavagna
Stage 1 East Bohemia Tour, Frantisek Sisr

National championsEdit

2013
  France U23 Cyclo-cross, Julian Alaphilippe
  Poland U23 Road Race, Łukasz Wiśniowski
  Poland U23 Time Trial, Łukasz Wiśniowski
2014
  Netherlands U23 Road Race, Tim Kerkhof
2015
  Slovakia U23 Time Trial, Erik Baška
  Slovakia U23 Road Race, Erik Baška
2016
  New Zealand U23 Road Race, Hamish Schreurs
  Ecuador U23 Time Trial, Jhonatan Narvaez
  Czech U23 Time Trial, Michal Schlegel
  Germany U23 Time Trial, Maximilian Schachmann
  France U23 Time Trial, Rémi Cavagna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Staff". AWT Greenway. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ Farrand, Stephen (27 February 2013). "Lefevere criticises the UCI over rules on team selections". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Klein Constantia » Our Family". Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  4. ^ "Klein Constantia has a new cycling team". kleinconstantia.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Klein Constantia (KLC) – CZE". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz signs with AWT Greenway". Rowery.org. Retrieved 10 January 2015.

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