Bora–Argon 18

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Bora–Argon 18
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Team information
UCI code BOA
Registered Germany
Founded 2010 (2010)
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Bicycles Focus (2010)
Simplon (2011–2012)
Fuji Bikes (2013–2014)[1]
Argon 18 (2015– )
Website Team home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s) Ralph Denk
Team name history
Team NetApp (APP)
Team NetApp–Endura (TNE)
Bora–Argon 18 (BOA)
Bora–Argon 18 jersey
Current season

Bora–Argon 18 (UCI Code: BOA) is a cycling team established in 2010 with a German UCI Professional Continental license.

In late June 2016, days before the 2016 Tour de France, the team announced that from 2017 the team name would change to Bora–Hansgrohe.[2] Hansgrohe are a bathroom products manufacturer with previous involvement in cyclo-cross, recently sponsoring the Superprestige series.[3]


Team NetApp-Endura 2013

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, Zak Dempster. The nine NetApp riders retained were Jan Barta, Cesare Benedetti, Markus Eichler, Bartosz Huzarski, Blaz Jarc, Leopold Koenig, Daniel Schorn, Andreas Schillinger, 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 will thus be known as Team BORA. The team will be 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]

Following the announcement that Peter Sagan would join the team on a three-year deal from 2017, in August 2016 Specialized Bicycle Components announced that they would replace Argon 18 as the team's bike sponsor, having also agreed a three-year agreement to supply the team's bicycles, helmets, shoes, tires, and wheels.[8]

Team roster[edit]

As of 5 June 2016.
Rider Date of birth
 Shane Archbold (NZL) (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 27)
 Jan Bárta (CZE) (1984-12-07) 7 December 1984 (age 31)
 Phil Bauhaus (GER) (1994-07-08) 8 July 1994 (age 22)
 Cesare Benedetti (ITA) (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 29)
 Sam Bennett (IRL) (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 26)
 Emanuel Buchmann (GER) (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 23)
 Zak Dempster (AUS) (1987-09-27) 27 September 1987 (age 29)
 Bartosz Huzarski (POL) (1980-10-27) 27 October 1980 (age 35)
 Silvio Herklotz (GER) (1994-06-05) 5 June 1994 (age 22)
 Patrick Konrad (AUT) (1991-10-13) 13 October 1991 (age 25)
 Ralf Matzka (GER) (1989-08-24) 24 August 1989 (age 27)
Rider Date of birth
 José Mendes (POR) (1985-04-24) 24 April 1985 (age 31)
 Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 22)
 Dominik Nerz (GER) (1989-08-25) 25 August 1989 (age 27)
 Christoph Pfingsten (GER) (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 28)
 Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 24)
 Andreas Schillinger (GER) (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 33)
 Michael Schwarzmann (GER) (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 25)
 Rüdiger Selig (GER) (1989-02-19) 19 February 1989 (age 27)
 Scott Thwaites (GBR) (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 26)
 Paul Voss (GER) (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 30)

Major results[edit]

1st Stage 3 Tour de Normandie, Daniel Schorn
1st Stage 2 Tour Alsace, Alex Meenhorst
1st Stage 2 & 6 Tour de Slovaquie, Daniel Schorn
1st Praha-Karlovy Vary-Praha, Andreas Schillinger
1st  South Africa Time Trial Championships, Daryl Impey
1st Porec Trophy, Blaz Jarc
1st Overall Tour of Hellas, Stefan Schafer
1st Stages 3 & 4, Stefan Schafer
1st Stage 7 Tour of Morocco, Daryl Impey
1st Stage 4 Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca, Stefan Schafer
1st Stage 1 Tour of Gallipoli, Blaz Jarc
1st  Czech Republic Time Trial Championships, Jan Bárta
1st Overall Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, Jan Bárta
1st Stage 2b (TTT)
1st Stage 5 (ITT), Jan Bárta
1st Rund um Köln, Jan Bárta
1st Neuseen Classics, André Schulze
1st Stages 2 & 3 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, André Schulze
1st Stage 5 Course de la Solidarité Olympique, Bartosz Huzarski
1st Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem, Matthias Brändle
1st Stage 6 Tour of Britain, Leopold König
1st Ronde van Drenthe, Alexander Wetterhall
1st Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich, Jan Bárta
1st Stage 2 (ITT), Jan Bárta
1st Stage 7 Tour of California, Leopold König
1st  Czech Republic Time Trial Championships, Jan Bárta
1st  Czech Republic Road Race Championships, Jan Bárta
1st British National Circuit Race Championships, Russell Downing
1st Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem, Blaž Jarc
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Czech Cycling Tour, Leopold König
1st Stage 3, Leopold König
1st Stage 8 Vuelta a España, Leopold König
1st Clásica de Almería, Sam Bennett
1st Rund um Köln, Sam Bennett
1st Stage 5 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Sam Bennett
1st Overall Tour of Slovenia, Tiago Machado
1st  Czech Republic Time Trial Championships, Jan Bárta
1st Stage 6 Tour Qatar, Sam Bennett
1st Stage 1 Giro del Trentino (TTT)
1st Stage 1 & 3 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Sam Bennett
1st Stage 2 Arctic Race of Norway, Sam Bennett
1st  Czech Republic Time Trial Championships, Jan Bárta
1st  Germany Road Race Championships, Emanuel Buchmann
1st Paris–Bourges, Sam Bennett
1st Stage 1 Critérium International, Sam Bennett
1st Stage 1 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan, Phil Bauhaus
1st Stage 5 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan, Michael Schwarzmann
1st Stage 2 Oberösterreichrundfahrt, Phil Bauhaus
1st Stage 4 Oberösterreichrundfahrt, Lukas Pöstlberger
1st  Portugal Road Race Championships, José Mendes
1st Stage 5 Danmark Rundt, Phil Bauhaus
1st Rudi Altig Race, Paul Voss

National Champions[edit]

MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South Africa Time Trial, Daryl Impey
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Republic Road Race, Jan Bárta
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Czech Republic Time Trial, Jan Bárta
MaillotAlemania.PNG German Road Race, Emanuel Buchmann
MaillotPortugal.PNG Portuguese Road Race, José Mendes


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