BORA - HANSGROHE
The team founded by Ralph Denk as NetApp–Endura has become the greatest exponent of the German cycling renaissance since Milram folded in 2010. It played its role as a wild-card team with gusto in its first Tour de France in 2014, when an attack by Jan Bárta sent alarm bells ringing through the peloton in the streets of London. The Czech rider also finished the race on a high note with third place in the time trial between Bergerac and Périgueux.
The team rallied around its leader and fellow Czech. Leopold König, an outstanding climber who had already won a stage in the 2013 Vuelta a España, wrapped up his first Tour de France in seventh place. Wild cards helped the squad to grow, recruit sponsors such as Bora, Hansgrohe and Specialized, and snap up two stars from the defunct Tinkoff squad: Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka. In 2017, the three-time world champion's first Tour de France with his new team was cut short when race officials booted him out of the race the day after his stage win in Longwy. Even though that marked the end of his triumphant streak in green, the Slovak rebounded with another batch of stage wins and another stint in yellow in 2018, bringing his total in the points classification to six victories that same year and then seven in 2019. He holds the absolute record for victories in the points classification.
Sagan then experienced two lean years at the Tour de France, without a stage win or green jersey in 2020 (when he was beaten for the first time by Sam Bennet) and again in 2021 (due to withdrawing after a crash). As a result, Bora-Hansgrohe did not renew his contract, because the team now has many trump cards up its sleeve especially with its German and Austrian riders. The 2020 and 2021 Paris–Nice champion, Maximilian Schachmann, has not yet shown the extent of his possibilities on the Tour de France, unlike Emanuel Buchmann, fourth in 2019, Lennard Kämna, who achieved an emotional triumph in Villard-de-Lans in 2020, Nils Politt and Patrick Konrad, who enjoyed solo wins in 2021, or Wilco Kelderman who finished in fifth place in the general classification the same year. The return of Sam Bennett, winner in Frankfurt on 1 May, and the recruitment of Tour de Romandie winner Aleksandr Vlasov, widely broaden the scope of Peter Sagan's former team.
- Final victory0
- Stages victories9
- Yellow Jersey1
- Other race Won0
Overall wins: 0
Podium finishes: 0
Stage wins: 9
- 2017: Peter Sagan in Longwy and Maciej Bodnar in Marseille
- 2018: Peter Sagan in La Roche-sur-Yon, Quimper and Valence
- 2019: Peter Sagan in Colmar
- 2020: Lennard Kämna in Villard-de-Lans
- 2021: Nils Politt in Nîmes and Patrick Konrad in Saint-Gaudens
Secondary classification wins: 2
- 2018: Peter Sagan (points classification)
- 2019: Peter Sagan (points classification)
Yellow jerseys: 1
- 2018: Peter Sagan, one day
4: Emanuel Buchmann's position in the final classification of the 2019 Tour de France.
18 July 2014: Third at Chamrousse behind Vincenzo Nibali and Rafał Majka, Leopold König takes his place among the best climbers of the Tour de France before going on to finish seventh overall in the first participation of the German team then known as NetApp–Endura.
04 July 2017: One day after winning the stage to Longwy, world champion Peter Sagan is booted out of the Tour de France after a tumultuous sprint into Vittel.
15 September 2020: Lennard Kämna becomes Bora–Hansgrohe's first German Tour de France stage winner and makes amends for Peter Sagan's string of near-misses with a triumph in Villard-de-Lans.
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