BORA - HANSGROHE
BORA - HANSGROHE
This is an example of a team that has grown season after season since its foundation in 2010, then featuring in the Continental category. First as NetApp, later with the added support of Endura and, since 2014, bearing the name of Bora-Argon 18, Ralph Denk’s team has not ceased to advance in its transit through professional cycling.
The team has already competed in the three Grand Tours, debuting in 2012 in the Giro d’Italia, in the Vuelta the following year and, one season later, in the Tour de France; a race they have continuously competed in since 2014. In their one and only participation in the Spanish Tour, the then NetApp-Endura left its mark, obtaining very good results and portraying a serious and professional image. The Czech rider, Leopold Konig, met both objectives set by the directors at the beginning of the race by obtaining a stage victory at Alto de Peñas Blancas and finishing the Vuelta among the 10 top positions in the general classification. The team faces its second WorldTour season, with its two stars at the forefront: Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka. The Polish rider (3rd in the general classification of La Vuelta 2015 and winner of the stage with a finale in the Sierra de la Pandera in 2017), and the high-profile world champion will surely help the team maintain its promising ascent.
- Final victory0
- Stages victories2
- Red jersey0
- Other race Won0
Overall victories : 0
Stage victories: 2
2013 : Leopold König, (Alto de Peñas Blancas - Estepona).
2017 : Rafal Majka (Sierra de la Pandera)
Leader jersey : 0
Victories in secondary classifications : 0
14 : Stage victories in Grand Tours since the team joined the World Tour category in 2017. Interestingly, the only three-week race they have not obtained any victories in was La Vuelta 18.
August 31, 2013 : Leopold König makes history for the team outsprinting Dani Moreno and Nicolas Roche (who would become leader) to get the first stage victory in La Vuelta for the team.
September 2nd, 2017 : Rafal Majka wins at the top of the Sierra de La Pandera and proves once again his talent as a climber.
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