Bora-hansgrohe presents 2018 kit with renewed ambitions
Dec 07 2017 07:35 pm CET

Bora-hansgrohe presents 2018 kit with renewed ambitions
Bora-hansgrohe presents 2018 kit with renewed ambitions
Photo of Bora-hansgrohe ©BORA - hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe has presented its 2018 kit and the entire roster at an event in Schiltach, Germany.

The riders showed the renewed kit that keeps its colours but in which the green takes a more prominent position. Marcus Burghardt, Gregor Mühlberger, Juraj and Peter Sagan showed their new jersey as national champions of Germany, Austria and Slovakia, as well as the rainbow stripes.

Ralph Denk, team manager, reflected on the 2017 season, the first one of Bora-hansgrohe at the WorldTour level. "It was a tough season with lots of ups and downs. The crash in Flanders, the punctures in Roubaix, then the Tour - a lot of times we had to fight back. But taking over 30 wins in our first WorldTour season, and being one of just three teams that could win at least one stage in every Grand Tour, makes me proud. I think we achieved a lot.

"Now it's more about the details. Last year was a big step up for us and it's almost impossible to make everything right from the beginning. During the winter, we will work on a lot of performance projects, aerodynamics, training, nutrition."

The Manager is also clear about the goals for the upcoming season. "I feel we can do better than we did this season and everybody in the team is focused on improvements. Therefore, our goals for 2018 are quite ambitious: We want to win one of the Monuments, take a top five result in one of the Grand Tours, take the green jersey in the Tour and secure a top-five spot in the WorldTour team ranking at the end of the season."