Barloworld (cycling team)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Barloworld
Barloworld.jpg
Team information
UCI code BAR
Based United Kingdom
Founded 2003 (2003)
Disbanded 2009
Discipline Road
Status Professional Continental
Key personnel
General manager Claudio Corti

Barloworld (UCI Team Code: BAR) was a UCI Professional Continental cycling team that competed between 2003 and 2009.
Its sponsor company was South African and the team maintained a South African identity, but it was first registered in Italy and then, from 2007, in Great Britain.

Barloworld rode UCI Continental Circuits races and, when selected, UCI ProTour events. They were managed by Claudio Corti, with Valerio Tebaldi, Christian Andersen and Alberto Volpi as directeurs sportifs. Its prominent riders included South African Robert Hunter and Colombian Mauricio Soler.

The sponsor was Barloworld, an industrial brand management company. The team rode Bianchi frames with Shimano components.

Tour de France 2007[edit]

Barloworld competed in the 2007 Tour de France after a wild card entry. It was the first British-registered team in the Tour since ANC-Halfords in 1987. The team won two stages through Mauricio Soler and Robert Hunter, won the King of the Mountains competition (Soler), and had eight of its nine riders finish the race. Shortly after the Tour, team rider Ryan Cox, not a member of the Tour squad, died when an artery burst in his leg following surgery.

Tour de France 2008[edit]

The team again received a wildcard entry for the 2008 Tour de France, but Soler was injured on Stage 1 and dropped out in stage 5. Three others left with injuries, and only four completed the race, with no top three placings on any stage. Moisés Dueñas had a positive test for EPO following stage four and was withdrawn before stage 11. Barloworld announced their withdrawal from sponsorship after the tour,[1] but on October 28 decided to sponsor for another year.

The team was not invited to the 2009 Tour de France.

Major results[edit]

2003[edit]

1st Overall Tour d'Egypte, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st Stages 1 & 2, Hilton Clarke
1st Stage 3, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st Overall Giro del Capo, David George
1st Stage 5, David George
1st Stage 3 Circuit des Mines, Ryan Cox
1st  South Africa Road Race Championships, David George
1st Stage 2 Herald Sun Tour, Hilton Clarke
1st Stage 2 Tour of Queensland, Sean Sullivan
1st Stage 3 Tour of Queensland, Tiaan Kannemeyer

2004[edit]

1st Stage 4 Tour de Langkawi, Sean Sullivan
1st  South Africa Time Trial Championships, David George
1st  South Africa Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
1st Overall Giro del Capo, David George
1st Stage 1, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st Stage 4, Ryan Cox
1st Criterium d'Abruzzo, Enrico Degano
1st Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ryan Cox
1st Stage 3 Brixia Tour, Enrico Degano
1st Stage 5 Tour of Britain, Enrico Degano

2005[edit]

1st Overall Tour de Langkawi, Ryan Cox
1st Stage 8, Ryan Cox
1st  South Africa Time Trial Championships, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st  South Africa Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Murcia, Pedro Arreitunandia
1st Overall Giro del Capo, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st Stages 2 & 5, Tiaan Kannemeyer
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Aragon, Vladimir Efimkin
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk, Vladimir Efimkin
1st Overall Tour of Japan, Félix Cárdenas
1st Stages 3 & 5, Félix Cárdenas
1st Stage 3 Euskal Bizikleta, Pedro Arreitunandia
1st Stages 1 & 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Enrico Degano
1st Stage 6 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Ryan Cox
1st Stage 9 Tour of Qinghai Lake, Sean Sullivan
1st Overall Tour de Wallonie, Luca Celli
1st Stage 1, Luca Celli
1st Overall Volta a Portugal, Vladimir Efimkin
1st Stage 3, Vladimir Efimkin
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Burgos, Igor Astarloa

2006[edit]

1st Sategs 2 & 4 GP Costa Azul, Enrico Degano
1st Milano–Torino, Igor Astarloa
1st Overall Course de la Paix, Giampaolo Cheula
1st Stage 2 Volta ao Alentejo, Enrico Degano
1st Stage 1 G.P. CTT Correios, Enrico Degano
1st Stage 2 Brixia Tour, Félix Cárdenas
1st Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia, Félix Cárdenas
1st GP Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese, Félix Cárdenas

2007[edit]

1st Overall Giro del Capo, Alexander Efimkin
1st Stage 1, Félix Cárdenas
1st Stage 3, Alexander Efimkin
1st Stage 5, Robert Hunter
1st Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarém, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 2, Robert Hunter
1st Overall Settimana Lombarda, Alexander Efimkin
1st Stage 3, Alexander Efimkin
1st Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas, Robert Hunter
1st Overall Tour de Picardie, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 1, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 1 G.P. CTT Correios, Enrico Degano
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification in the Tour de France, Mauricio Soler
1st Stage 9 Tour de France, Mauricio Soler
1st Stage 11 Tour de France, Robert Hunter
1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos, Mauricio Soler
1st Stage 2, Mauricio Soler

2008[edit]

1st World's View Challenge 3, Robert Hunter
1st World's View Challenge 4, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 2 Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Stephen Cummings
1st Overall Giro del Capo, Christian Pfannberger
1st Stage 1, Christian Pfannberger
1st Stage 1 Driedaagse van De Panne, Enrico Gasparotto
1st GP Pino Cerami, Patrick Calcagni
1st Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas, Baden Cooke
1st Stage 4 G.P. CTT Correios, Robert Hunter
1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer, Enrico Gasparotto
1st Stage 3, Enrico Gasparotto
1st  Austria Road Race Championships, Christian Pfannberger
1st GP Nobili Rubinetterie, Giampaolo Cheula
1st Coppa Bernocchi, Stephen Cummings
1st Giro della Romagna, Enrico Gasparotto
1st Stage 3 Herald Sun Tour, Baden Cooke
1st Stage 6 Herald Sun Tour, Daryl Impey
2nd Overall Tirreno-Adriatico, Enrico Gasparotto

2009[edit]

1st Stage 4 Tour Méditerranéen, Robert Hunter
1st Giro del Capo I, Robert Hunter
1st Giro del Capo II, Chris Froome
1st Giro del Capo III, Stephen Cummings
1st Overall Presidential Tour of Turkey, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 4, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino, Robert Hunter
1st Stage 8 Tour of Britain, Michele Merlo

National Champions[edit]

2003
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Road Race Championships, David George
2004
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Time Trial Championships, David George
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
2005
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Time Trial Championships, Tiaan Kannemeyer
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African Road Race Championships, Ryan Cox
2008
MaillotAustria.PNG Austrian Road Race Championships, Christian Pfannberger

Team roster[edit]

On February 7, 2009.

Rider Date of birth
 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) (1986-08-10) August 10, 1986 (age 28)
 Francesco Bellotti (ITA) (1979-08-06) August 6, 1979 (age 35)
 Diego Caccia (ITA) (1981-07-31) July 31, 1981 (age 33)
 Patrick Calcagni (SUI) (1977-07-05) July 5, 1977 (age 37)
 Félix Cárdenas (COL) (1972-11-24) November 24, 1972 (age 41)
 Giampaolo Cheula (ITA) (1979-05-23) May 23, 1979 (age 35)
 Marco Corti (ITA) (1985-06-15) June 15, 1985 (age 29)
 Steven Cummings (GBR) (1981-03-19) March 19, 1981 (age 33)
 Chris Froome (GBR) (1985-05-20) May 20, 1985 (age 29)
 Robert Hunter (RSA) (1977-04-22) April 22, 1977 (age 37)
 Daryl Impey (RSA) (1984-12-06) December 6, 1984 (age 29)
 Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) (1980-12-10) December 10, 1980 (age 33)
 Michele Merlo (ITA) (1984-08-07) August 7, 1984 (age 30)
 Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA) (1983-05-31) May 31, 1983 (age 31)
 Mauricio Soler (COL) (1983-01-14) January 14, 1983 (age 31)
 Geraint Thomas (GBR) (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 28)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sponsor quits Tour after doping". BBC News. 19 July 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Barloworld cycling team at Wikimedia Commons