BORA – hansgrohe Present 2017 Team Kit at Training Camp
During the first training camp of the season, the new UCI World Team BORA – hansgrohe, presented it’s official team kit for the 2017 racing season
The team from Raubling, Germany has set ambitious goals for itself for their first season in the UCI World Tour.
Along with BORA, who are now entering their 3rd season as main sponsor, the new title sponsor hansgrohe and the new partner Specialized enabled team manager Ralph Denk to build a strong group of riders around UCI double World Champion Peter Sagan.
Peter Sagan – “At the first team meeting in October I said that this is going to be a new adventure for all of us. Like BORA is working hard on their cooking revolution, I think with this team we can start a revolution in cycling. For me it is key to have backing from the team and at BORA – hansgrohe I felt comfortable right from the beginning.”
Leopold König – “I am very happy to be back in the team that gave me the opportunity to turn pro. Obviously, a lot of things changed since I left. BORA – hansgrohe will be one of the biggest World Teams and I am impressed how Ralph manages that significant growth in all the management areas. I also look forward to have a lot of young guns next to me like Emanuel or Patrick. We have ambitious goals, but also a strong roster for 2017.”
Rafal Majka – “Both of us, Leo and myself, can lead a team in a Grand Tour. I will focus on the Tour and the Vuelta next year. At the Tour, with Leo, myself but also with Peter, we can play a big role. For BORA – hansgrohe it will be important how all the new riders can integrate themselves in this new team, but what I saw until now makes me confident that we find the right team spirit very fast.”
Emanuel Buchmann – “A lot of things changed in the team. Everything is kind of bigger now, but also a lot more professional in some areas. That is very important because today in cycling just small thing decide whether you take a win or not. I am confident that from experienced professionals like Rafal and Leo I can learn a lot. Therefore, I expect to take the next step in my development 2017 with BORA – hansgrohe.”
Pascal Ackermann – “Unbelievable what Ralph managed to set up. For me almost everything is new here in this new World Team. Nutrition, bike fitting, training, equipment, new experiences almost every day. My personal goal for the upcoming season is, first of all to integrate myself well into the team. If also my efforts help BORA – hansgrohe to be successful, then I will be pleased. There is still enough time in the next years to follow my own ambitions.”