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Bora-Hansgrohe are a German-registered UCI WorldTour professional cycling team, joining the WorldTour in 2017 after forming in 2010.

Originally Team NetApp, cooker extractor fan manufacturer Bora became title sponsor for the German team in 2015, with bathroom product company Hansgrohe joining in 2017. 

The team finished sixth on the UCI Team World Ranking in 2021, a strong season which yielded stage wins on the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, plus a Paris-Nice victory through Maximilian Schachmann.

However, the loss of lead rider and star man Peter Sagan to Team BikeExchange is certainly a significant shift in the squad, with the Slovakian winning four stage races in the season, plus the Giro d'Italia points classification. His drop down a level to the French team came as a shock to Bora-Hansgrohe, but Sam Bennett's return will help to limit the impact of losing Sagan. 

Bora-Hansgrohe have also added ten more new riders to the team, creating a 30-man roster capable of challenging for race wins, should the team get their tactics right. 

The departure of Sagan also provides more opportunities for other members of the squad to impress. Max Schachmann has performed consistently well since joining the team in 2019, and could step out of the shadows to build upon some strong displays last year. 

The German retained his Paris-Nice title last year and came first in the German national road championships. He also managed top-ten finishes in Tour de Suisse, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, La Flèche Wallonne and Amstel Gold Race - the latter saw him end up on the bottom step of the podium. 

Producing more competitive results in the Classics, Monuments and Grand Tours will certainly be an area of focus for Bora-Hansgrohe in 2022. The team achieved just five top-ten finishes in the Classics and Monuments, and will expect to perform better in the upcoming season. 

Bora-Hansgrohe 2022 squad

Giovanni Aleotti (ITA)
Shane Archbold (NZL)
Cesare Benedetti (POL)
Sam Bennett (IRL)
Emanuel Buchmann (GER)
Matteo Fabbro (ITA)
Patrick Gamper (AUT)
Felix Großschartner (AUT)
Marco Haller (AUT)
Sergio Higuita (COL)
Jai Hindley (AUS)
Lennard Kämna (GER)
Wilco Kelderman (NED)
Jonas Koch (GER)
Patrick Konrad (AUT)
Martin Laas (EST)
Luis-Joe Lührs (GER)
Jordi Meeus (BEL)
Ryan Mullen (IRL)
Anton Palzer (GER)
Nils Politt (GER)
Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT)
Max Schachmann (GER)
Ide Schelling (NED)
Cian Uijtdebroeks (BEL)
Danny van Poppel (NED)
Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS)
Matt Walls (GBR)
Frederik Wandahl (DEN)
Ben Zwiehoff (GER)