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BORA-hansgrohe

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Now established as one of the best teams in the WorldTour, Bora-Hansgrohe began life as a Continental-level team - Team Netapp - just over a decade ago. From those humble beginnings they grew rather quickly, subsuming the British team Endura Racing as they stepped up to the ProConti ranks in 2013. In 2017 they finally applied for and received a WorldTour licence.

This jump up to cycling’s top level coincided with the signing of then-double world champion Peter Sagan and the move from Argon 18 bikes to Specialized. The Sagan era is now well and truly over at Bora-Hansgrohe and the German squad has transitioned into a real, stage-race-winning force.

Several of the riders who were brought in to fill the Sagan-shaped hole at the centre of their roster have gone on to reap a lot of success, particularly Jai Hindley who bagged them their first Grand Tour victory at the 2022 Giro d’Italia. The arrival of Bob Jungels and Nico Denz, in addition to their current stage-racing stars Aleksandr Vlasov, Sergio Higuita and Hindley, was another sign that they meant business in the winter of 2022, before the team was completely revolutionised ahead of 2024.

The stars of the post-Peter Sagan transition remain, with Hindley, Higuita, Vlasov and Lennard Kämna all to play prominent roles, but in comes four-time Grand Tour winner Primož Roglič. Formerly of Jumbo-Visma, the Slovenian's arrival marks the beginning of a new era for Bora-Hansgrohe, as they look to win the Tour de France for the first time in team history.

Just months after the acquisition of Roglič, it was revealed that Red Bull had purchased a controlling stake in the German side. More accurately, Red Bull GmbH had indirectly acquired a 51% stake in RD pro cycling GmbH & Co KG and RD Beteiligungs GmbH, the company that owns the Bora-Hansgrohe WorldTeam.

Bora-Hansgrohe and Red Bull have long enjoyed a successful partnership, with the Austrian company having Anton Palzer as a Red Bull athlete, and the Red Bull Junior Brothers programme existing as a talent pathway for Bora-Hansgrohe's feeder team, GRENKE-Auto Eder.

Alongside Roglič, the team have also invested in Dani Martínez, Matteo Sobrero and Sam Welsford for 2024, with the latter starting his campaign in sensational fashion at the Tour Down Under.

With Roglič at the helm, Welsford on the front foot and the likes of Hindley and Kämna within the ranks, Bora-Hansgrohe will harbour hopes of knocking Visma-Lease a Bike and UAE Team Emirates off their perch in 2024.

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BORA-hansgrohe
BORA-hansgrohe
  • Nationality Germany
  • Founded 2017
  • Team Principal Ralph Denk
  • UCI Code BOH
  • Bike Sponsor Specialized

The Team

Primoz Roglic

Primoz Roglic

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Aleksandr Vlasov

Aleksandr Vlasov

27

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15

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Jai Hindley

Jai Hindley

27

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Jordi Meeus

Jordi Meeus

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Danny van Poppel

Danny van Poppel

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Team Bikes

Link to Pro bike: Aleksandr Vlasov's Specialized Tarmac SL8 for the Vuelta a España
Aleksandr Vlasov's Specialized Tarmac SL8

Pro bike: Aleksandr Vlasov's Specialized Tarmac SL8 for the Vuelta a España

Bora-Hansgrohe, Soudal Quick-Step and TotalEnergies all using latest Specialized Tarmac at the Spanish Grand Tour

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Link to Tour Down Under pro bike: Sam Welsford’s stage 1-winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8
Sam Welsford's Specialized Tarmac SL8

Tour Down Under pro bike: Sam Welsford’s stage 1-winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

Australian takes victory atop Specialized’s do-it-all superbike specced with SRAM and Roval components

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Top BORA-hansgrohe Stories

Link to Bora-Hansgrohe confirm arrival of 'inspirational' Primož Roglič
Primoz Roglic will ride for Bora-Hansgrohe in 2024

Bora-Hansgrohe confirm arrival of 'inspirational' Primož Roglič

Team boss Ralph Denk explains the process of signing the Slovenian, how it was funded, and what he brings to the team

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Link to Red Bull acquires controlling stake in Bora-Hansgrohe
Anton Palzer is a Red Bull athlete who rides for Bora-Hansgrohe

Red Bull acquires controlling stake in Bora-Hansgrohe

Partner of German squad will own 51% of team's parent company after reported involvement in Primož Roglič transfer

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Link to Bora-Hansgrohe Team Talk: The start of the Primož Roglič era
Bora-Hansgrohe have slowly remodelled as a full-on GC team in recent years

Bora-Hansgrohe Team Talk: The start of the Primož Roglič era

Analysing Bora's 2023 performances, and looking ahead to a 2024 with a big-name winner and Tour de France ambitions at the forefront

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