Riwal Cycling Team

Riwal Cycling Team is a Danish UCI Continental cycling team based in Himmerland.[1] Riwal participates in races in many countries around Europe. The team's most popular achievements have been the Danmark Rundt, the Olympia's Tour in the Netherlands and the Okolo Slovenska. The team has 10 full-time riders. Most of the team riders are Danish but also includes Swedish, Dutch and Norwegian members. The team has one sports manager and several freelancers.

Riwal Cycling Team
2019 ToB stage 1 - Team Riwal Readynez.JPG
Team information
UCI codeRIW
RegisteredHimmerland, Denmark
Founded2009 (2009)
Discipline(s)Road
Status
BicyclesPinarello
Key personnel
General managerMogens Tveskov
Team manager(s)
  • Michael Skelde
  • Peter-Lee Jefferies
Team name history
2009
2010–2012
2013
2014
2015–2017
2018
2019–2020
2020
2021–
Concordia–Vesthimmerland
Concordia Forsikring–Himmerland
Concordia Forsikring–Riwal
Riwal Cycling Team
Riwal Platform Cycling Team
Riwal CeramicSpeed Cycling Team
Riwal–Readynez Cycling Team
Riwal Securitas Cycling Team
Riwal Cycling Team

Team historyEdit

About 70 business partners support the Riwal Cycling Team by small and large sponsorships. The end of season 2013 Nikola Aistrup conquered the points in the first days of the Tour of Denmark and later he took second place in the final Post Cup department: The rider, who for years has been one of the backbones at Concordia Forsikring–Riwal has recently signed with the new team, which from 2014 ran under the Riwal name.

It was announced on 22 August 2020 that security company Securitas would step up as a co-name sponsor for the rest of the 2020 season.[2]

Due to funding issues, the team decided it would return to being a UCI Continental team in 2021 to ensure its survival, after a two-year stint as a UCI ProTeam.[3]

Team rosterEdit

As of 23 February 2021.[4]
Rider Date of birth
  Lucas Eriksson (SWE) (1996-04-10) 10 April 1996 (age 25)
  Jesper Hansen (DNK) (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 30)
  Tobias Kongstad (DNK) (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 24)
  Adrie Lindeman (NED) (1985-10-21) 21 October 1985 (age 35)
  Christoffer Lisson (DNK) (1995-11-28) 28 November 1995 (age 25)
Rider Date of birth
  Kim Magnusson (SWE) (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 28)
  Rasmus Quaade (DNK) (1990-01-07) 7 January 1990 (age 31)
  Elmar Reinders (NED) (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 29)
  Jesper Schultz (DNK) (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 25)
  Nick van der Lijke (NED) (1991-09-23) 23 September 1991 (age 29)

Major winsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Concordia Forsikring-Himmerland Website". Team Concordia Forsikring-Himmerland. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ Bønding, Emil Walther (22 August 2020). "Securitas effectively steps in as name sponsor in 2020". Riwal Securitas. Pro Cycling DK ApS. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Riwal Securitas give up on fight to continue as a ProTeam". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 12 December 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Riwal Cycling Team". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 23 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit