NetApp-Endura renamed as Bora–Argon 18 for 2015

Germany's sole professional cycling team gets a new title sponsor and a new look, and retains the services of British rider Scott Thwaites

Bora-Argon 18 2015 team kit
(Image credit: Roland Defrancesco)

The Bora-Argon 18 team has unveiled its new team strip and team bike, having changed its name from NetApp-Endura for the 2015 season.

British rider Scott Thwaites has been named in roster for the German-based Professional Continental-level team, as has Irish sprinter Sam Bennett, who gave NetApp three victories in 2014. Former NetApp Brits Erick Rowsell and Jonathan McEvoy are no longer with the team.

German firm Bora manufactures kitchen hobs and extractor fans, and is probably best known to British cycling fans as advertising during Eurosport's cycling television coverage. Canadian bike manufacturer Argon 18 is perhaps a more familiar name, and the squad will ride its machines.

The team's kit reflects its two title sponsor's branding, and is a neat-looking if rather sombre black and red design by clothing company Craft.

"Bora and Argon 18 harmonize perfectly," said team manager Ralph Denk of his new sponsors.

"Both companies develop high-quality products and the design specifications of the two name sponsors were very similar. So we very quickly reached agreement on the look for the next season.

"Together with our new clothing supplier, Craft, we sorted out the details, and our new helmet partner, the German company Abus, is slotting in seamlessly. The visual appearance is a complete success – the team's riders and partners are delighted and spirits are rising in anticipation of the new season."

Bora-Argon 18 team bike 2015

Bora-Argon 18 team bike 2015
(Image credit: Roland Defrancesco)

Bora–Argon 18 2015 team

Shane Archbold (25, NZL)

Jan Barta (29, CZE)

Phil Bauhaus (20, GER)

Cesare Benedetti (27, ITA)

Sam Bennett (24, IRL)

Emanuel Buchmann (21, GER)

Zak Dempster (27, AUS)

Bartosz Huzarski (34, POL)

Patrick Konrad (23, AUT)

Ralf Matzka (25, GER)

Jose Mendes (29, POR)

Dominik Nerz (25, GER)

Christoph Pfingsten (26, GER)

Cristiano Salerno (29, ITA)

Andreas Schillinger (31, GER)

Daniel Schorn (26, AUT)

Michael Schwarzmann (23, GER)

Björn Thurau (26, GER)

Scott Thwaites (24, GBR)

Paul Voss (28, GER)


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