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BORA Magazine 02|2019 – English

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BORA Magazine is published in 12 languages. It invites the reader to learn more about the BORA products and discover fascinating stories behind the brand.


EXPERIENCE CYCLING Teamwork makes the DREAM work For the third season in a row the Upper-Bavarian BORA hansgrohe team has stepped up a gear and topped their success of the previous year. The season got off to a very good start. Wellknown key players Peter Sagan, Sam Bennett and Pascal Ackermann managed to snatch 18 sprint wins between them by July. But the consistent, hard work of the younger riders in the team also paid off. All-rounders Felix Großschartner, Patrick Konrad, Emanuel Buchmann and the new addition to the team, Maximilian Schachmann, showed us what they’re made of. The three-week Grand Tours are traditionally the main focal point of the season, not only for the teams but also for the media. Eleven million live spectators and two billion TV viewers in 190 countries around the world watched on as world champion Peter Sagan fought valiantly to take 76 BORA MAGAZINE

Left: A dream in green. Peter Sagan wins the points jersey for the seventh time. A record that won’t be easily broken in the foreseeable future. Right: Under the radar, 26-year-old Emanuel Buchmann from Ravensburg has gradually made his way to the top: with incredible consistency he took fourth position in the overall classification on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Another top allrounder for Germany. Below: A sensational start to the 102nd Giro d’Italia as Pascal Ackermann wins the 2nd stage. home his 7th Tour de France green jersey, beating Erik Zabel’s record. Ravensburg‘s Emanuel Buchmann also had viewers on the edge of their seats, especially in Germany. His well-deserved 4th place in the general classification of the most exciting tour for a long time gives him something to dream about in years to come. The Giro d’Italia was the most successful Grand Tour in the team’s history: ten appearances on the podium including three stage wins; the “maglia ciclamino” the jersey awarded to the rider with the most points and proudly worn by the young German Pascal Ackermann; and a 6th place in the overall classification for Polish rider Rafal Majka. The team’s tally of successes is constantly growing and thanks to the strong sense of solidarity and team spirit, many more dreams are sure to be fulfilled in the future. Stay tuned! Photos: Bettiniphoto BORA MAGAZINE 77


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