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Bora–Hansgrohe

Bora-Hansgrohe
Team information
UCI codeBOH
RegisteredGermany
Founded2010 (2010)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Continental (2010)
UCI Professional Continental (2011–2016)
UCI WorldTeam (2017– )
BicyclesFocus (2010)
Simplon (2011–2012)
Fuji Bikes (2013–2014)[1]
Argon 18 (2015–2016)
Specialized (2017–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Ralph Denk
Team name history
2010–2012 Team NetApp (APP)
2013–2014 Team NetApp–Endura (TNE)
2015–2016 Bora–Argon 18 (BOA)
2017– Bora–Hansgrohe (BOH)
Current season

Bora–Hansgrohe (UCI Code: BOH) is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team established in 2010 with a German license, founded and managed by Ralph Denk. It is sponsored by BORA, a German manufacturer of extractor hoods and cooktops, and Hansgrohe, a bathroom fittings manufacturer. Its aim is "improving the image of road cycling in Germany".[2]

The team at the 2022 Rund um Köln

History

The team was formed in 2010 as Team NetApp, a UCI Continental Team with 14 riders. It was promoted to ProContinental Team status after the first season.[3]

For the 2013 season, Team NetApp and British based Endura Racing merged to form NetApp-Endura. The team's 2013 roster consisted of eight riders from Endura, and 12 riders from Team NetApp, as well as NetApp bringing the Pro Continental licence.[4] The eight Endura riders joining were Alexander Wetterhall, Erick Rowsell, Iker Camaño, Jonathan McEvoy, Paul Voß, Russell Downing, Scott Thwaites and Zak Dempster. The nine NetApp riders retained were Jan Barta, Cesare Benedetti, Markus Eichler, Bartosz Huzarski, Blaz Jarc, Leopold Koenig, Daniel Schorn, Andreas Schillinger and Michael Schwarzmann.[5]

On the first rest day of the 2014 Tour de France, 15 July 2014, the team announced they had secured sponsorship with German cooking surface and extractor manufacturer BORA. The team for 2015 onwards, thus becoming known as Team BORA. BORA became the first German team with a German title sponsor in the professional peloton since 2010. Team manager Ralph Denk expressed hope that BORA's backing would help the team achieve their aim of joining the UCI World Tour by 2017.[6]

After the end of the 2014 Tour de France, it was announced that starting in 2015 the team would ride bicycles from Canadian company Argon 18 which would also be the team's second title sponsor.[7] During this relationship, a glass kitchen was installed allowing fans to watch the chef, like a zoo, and advertise the Bora air extractor.[2]

In late June 2016, days before the 2016 Tour de France, the team announced that from 2017 the team name would change from Bora-Argon 18 to Bora–Hansgrohe.[8] Hansgrohe is a bathroom products manufacturer with previous involvement in cyclo-cross, recently sponsoring the Superprestige series.[9] Following the announcement that Peter Sagan would join the team on a three-year deal from 2017, Specialized Bicycle Components announced in August 2016 that they would replace Argon 18 as the team's bike sponsor, having also agreed to a three-year agreement to supply the team's bicycles, helmets, shoes, tires, and wheels.[10]

On 1 August 2017, the team announced the signings of Peter Kennaugh on a two-year deal[11] and Daniel Oss for the 2018 season.[12] As of 2018 approximately 95% of funding comes from sponsorship. In order to develop, team manager Denk aims to reduce this to 50%.[2]

In January 2024 Austrian Federal Competition Authority (FCA) announced Red Bull GmbH's planned acquisition of a controlling interests of 51% in RD pro cycling GmbH & Co KG and RD Beteiligungs GmbH, the owner of BORA-Hansgrohe.[13]

The FCA approved the acquisition on Monday 29 January 2024. Bora-Hansgrohe's manager Ralph Denk stated "the foundations of our partnership with Red Bull are now officially in place. This is the green light we've been waiting for to go ahead with the formalities and many specific parts of the collaboration."[14]

Doping

In July 2017, the team revealed that former rider Ralf Matzka returned an adverse analytical finding for Tamoxifen on March 3, 2016. Matzka did not ride for the team after the Tour of Flanders. Tamoxifen usage can lead to an increase in the concentrations of testosterone within the body.[15]

Team roster

As of 6 January 2024.[16][17]
Rider Date of birth
 Roger Adrià (ESP) (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 26)
 Giovanni Aleotti (ITA) (1999-05-25) 25 May 1999 (age 25)
 Cesare Benedetti (POL) (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 36)
 Emanuel Buchmann (GER) (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 31)
 Nico Denz (GER) (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 30)
 Patrick Gamper (AUT) (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 27)
 Alexander Hajek (AUT) (2003-07-19) 19 July 2003 (age 20)
 Marco Haller (AUT) (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 33)
 Emil Herzog (GER) (2004-10-06) 6 October 2004 (age 19)
 Sergio Higuita (COL) (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 26)
 Jai Hindley (AUS) (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 28)
 Bob Jungels (LUX) (1992-09-22) 22 September 1992 (age 31)
 Jonas Koch (GER) (1993-06-25) 25 June 1993 (age 30)
 Lennard Kämna (GER) (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 27)
 Florian Lipowitz (GER) (2000-09-21) 21 September 2000 (age 23)
Rider Date of birth
 Luis-Joe Lührs (GER) (2003-01-20) 20 January 2003 (age 21)
 Filip Maciejuk (POL) (1999-09-03) 3 September 1999 (age 24)
 Daniel Martínez (COL) (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 28)
 Jordi Meeus (BEL) (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 25)
 Ryan Mullen (IRL) (1994-08-07) 7 August 1994 (age 29)
 Anton Palzer (GER) (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 31)
 Primož Roglič (SLO) (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 34)
 Max Schachmann (GER) (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 30)
 Matteo Sobrero (ITA) (1997-06-14) 14 June 1997 (age 26)
 Danny van Poppel (NED) (1993-07-26) 26 July 1993 (age 30)
 Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS) (1996-04-23) 23 April 1996 (age 28)
 Frederik Wandahl (DEN) (2001-05-09) 9 May 2001 (age 23)
 Sam Welsford (AUS) (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 28)
 Ben Zwiehoff (GER) (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 30)

Major wins

National, continental, world and Olympic champions

2011
South Africa Time Trial, Daryl Impey
2012
Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
2013
Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
Czech Republic Road Race, Jan Bárta
2014
Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
2015
Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
German Road Race, Emanuel Buchmann
2016
Portuguese Road Race, José Mendes
2017
Latvia Time Trial, Aleksejs Saramotins
Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
Austria Road Race, Gregor Mühlberger
Slovakian Road Race, Juraj Sagan
German Road Race, Marcus Burghardt
World Road Race, Peter Sagan
2018
Polish Time Trial, Maciej Bodnar
Slovakian Road Race, Peter Sagan
Austria Road Race, Lukas Pöstlberger
German Road Race, Pascal Ackermann
2019
Polish Time Trial, Maciej Bodnar
German Road Race, Maximilian Schachmann
Italy Road Race, Davide Formolo
Ireland Road Race, Sam Bennett
Slovakian Road Race, Juraj Sagan
Austria Road Race, Patrick Konrad
2020
Slovakian Road Race, Juraj Sagan
2021
Polish Time Trial, Maciej Bodnar
Austria Road Race, Patrick Konrad
German Road Race, Maximilian Schachmann
Slovakian Road Race, Peter Sagan
Olympic omnium, Matthew Walls
2022
New Zealand Criterium, Shane Archbold
Colombian Road Race, Sergio Higuita
Austria Time Trial, Felix Großschartner
German Road Race, Nils Politt
2023
Ireland Time Trial, Ryan Mullen
German Road Race, Emanuel Buchmann
2024
Colombian Time Trial, Daniel Felipe Martínez

References

  1. ^ "NetApp extends sponsorship, Endura Racing merges". VeloNation LLC. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Witts, J (2018). "Bora-Hansgrohe at the Tour de France, German Revival". Cyclist. No. 80. pp. 70–78. Bora-Hansgrohe might be best known for their Slovakian superstar, but the team's remit is improving the image of road cycling in its native Germany
  3. ^ "Team history 2010 - 2017". BORA-hansgrohe. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Team NetApp and Endura Racing merge for upcoming season". Cyclingnews.com. 6 September 2012.
  5. ^ "enduraracing.com". [dead link].
  6. ^ "Team NetApp to become Team BORA". Cyclingnews.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "The NetApp-Endura team will be known as BORA – ARGON 18". Argon 18. 29 July 2014. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Report: Bora-Argon 18 to sign Sagan and add Hansgrohe as naming rights sponsor". Cyclingnews.com. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  9. ^ Benson, Daniel (30 June 2016). "Bora-Argon 18: Sagan is too big a rider for us". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Specialized confirmed as Bora-Hansgrohe bicycle sponsor with three-year deal". Cyclingnews.com. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  11. ^ Benson, Daniel (1 August 2017). "Peter Kennaugh signs two-year deal with Bora Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Daniel Oss signs for Bora-Hansgrohe". Cyclingnews.com. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Austrian Federal Competition Authority". Austrian Federal Competition Authority. Retrieved 2024-01-30.
  14. ^ Red Bull and Bora-Hansgrohe partnership given 'green light to go ahead' [1]
  15. ^ "Bora reveal 2016 positive test for Ralf Matzka". Cyclingnews.com. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  16. ^ "BORA - hansgrohe". Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  17. ^ "Bora–Hansgrohe". UCI.org. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
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