Team Bahrain Victorious

Team Bahrain Victorious (UCI team code: TBV[1]) is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team from Bahrain which was founded in 2017.[2] Its title sponsor is the government of Bahrain.

Team Bahrain Victorious
Team information
UCI codeTBV
RegisteredBahrain
Founded2017
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI WorldTeam
BicyclesMerida
ComponentsShimano
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerMilan Eržen
Team manager(s)
Team name history
2017–2019 Bahrain–Merida
2020 Team Bahrain McLaren
2021– Team Bahrain Victorious
Current season

HistoryEdit

The idea for a Bahrain pro cycling team was started in August 2016 by Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.[3] The team is financed by the government of Bahrain to promote the country worldwide.

DopingEdit

On 5 September 2018, the UCI announced that an out-of-competition test had resulted in an adverse analytical finding of Erythropoietin in a sample collected 31 July 2018. Kanstantsin Sivtsov was provisionally suspended pending the result of any B sample test.[4]

Following Stage 17 of the 2021 Tour de France the team, French police raided the team's hotel and bus on the suspicion of doping.[5] The Police confirmed they conducted the raids and have the riders' training files in their possession, and "A preliminary enquiry has been opened to see if there has been, or not, acquisition, transport or possession of banned substances".[6]

Team rosterEdit

As of 1 January 2021.[1]
Rider Date of birth
  Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 36)
  Phil Bauhaus (GER) (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 27)
  Pello Bilbao (ESP) (1990-02-25) 25 February 1990 (age 31)
  Santiago Buitrago (COL) (1999-09-26) 26 September 1999 (age 21)
  Eros Capecchi (ITA) (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 35)
  Damiano Caruso (ITA) (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 33)
  Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 31)
  Scott Davies (GBR) (1995-08-05) 5 August 1995 (age 26)
  Feng Chun-kai (TWN) (1988-11-02) 2 November 1988 (age 32)
  Jack Haig (AUS) (1993-09-06) 6 September 1993 (age 28)
  Marco Haller (AUT) (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 30)
  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) (1984-02-25) 25 February 1984 (age 37)
  Kevin Inkelaar (NED) (1997-07-08) 8 July 1997 (age 24)
  Mikel Landa (ESP) (1989-12-13) 13 December 1989 (age 31)
Rider Date of birth
  Ahmed Madan (BHR) (2000-08-25) 25 August 2000 (age 21)
  Gino Mäder (SUI) (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 24)
  Jonathan Milan (ITA) (2000-10-01) 1 October 2000 (age 20)
  Matej Mohorič (SLO) (1994-10-19) 19 October 1994 (age 26)
  Domen Novak (SLO) (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 26)
  Mark Padun (UKR) (1996-07-06) 6 July 1996 (age 25)
  Hermann Pernsteiner (AUT) (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 31)
  Wout Poels (NED) (1987-10-01) 1 October 1987 (age 33)
  Marcel Sieberg (GER) (1982-04-30) 30 April 1982 (age 39)
  Dylan Teuns (BEL) (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 29)
  Jan Tratnik (SLO) (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 31)
  Rafael Valls (ESP) (1987-06-25) 25 June 1987 (age 34)
  Stephen Williams (GBR) (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 25)
  Fred Wright (GBR) (1999-06-13) 13 June 1999 (age 22)

Major winsEdit

National championsEdit

2017
  Ethiopia Time Trial, Tsgabu Grmay
2018
  Spain Road Race, Gorka Izagirre
  Slovenia Road Race, Matej Mohorič
2019
  Taiwan Time Trial, Chun Kai Feng
  Ukrainian Time Trial, Mark Padun
  Slovenia Road Race, Domen Novak
2020
  Spain Time Trial, Pello Bilbao
2021
  Slovenia Time Trial, Jan Tratnik
  Italy Road Race, Sonny Colbrelli
  Slovenia Road Race, Matej Mohorič
  European Road Race, Sonny Colbrelli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bahrain Victorious". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Bahrain–Merida Pro Cycling Team 2017 season". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Who is really behind the Bahrain-Merida team? - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. ^ "UCI Statement on Kanstantsin Siutsou".
  5. ^ Benson, Daniel; July 2021, Simone Giuliani 15. "Police raid Bahrain Victorious hotel at Tour de France". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Police target Tour team Bahrain Victorious in anti-doping raid". France 24. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.

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