The concern for the fate of our club-member Luca Biwer amazing. More than 100.000 people has used our media channels to get information about it. Many friends and other clubs have spontaneously commited their help for Luca.
After finishing "La Tropicale Amissa Bongo" (UCI 2.1) last sunday, the boys from BIKE AID will be back in race again from tomorrow. At the Tour du Cameroun (UCI 2.2) they will try to pick up on the performance from Gabon.
After three successful years of work with African cycling talent, BIKE AID was able to make another decisive step in its development for 2017 and enter into a strategic partnership with the Kenyan Riders.
During the last year's 2016 season, team BIKE AID was official testteam for the first time to test the new tubeless tyres from its partner Schwalbe. At the the end of the season everybody came to a positive conlusion.
Amanuel Mengis is the second rider from Eritrea in the roster of team BIKE AID, next to Meron Teshome. After his first season in Europe, the young and talented rider from the horn of Africa is extremely motivated to show his talent.
He is not the average cyclist, he is rather a very special and unique character. The 31 year old Califronian Timothy Rugg convinced with his two stage wins at Tour of Rwanda but also with his personality. BIKE AID talked to the US - boy and here is what he said.
At the start the dream was to win the GC with Jean-Bosco Nsengimana but at the end it turned into a huge disappoinitment for all involved team-members at Tour of Rwanda 2016 as Nsengimana has been dogged by badluck.
We already told a lot the last days about the incredible and enthusiastic atmosphere during this edition of Tour du Rwanda. But what happened today at "the wall of Kigali" was again much more we could ever expect.
While Meron Amanuel took with his 7th place today another Top Ten result for Stradalli - BIKE AID, the Rwandan Jean-Bosco Nsengimana stays in reach for the GC with just 1:27 down on leader Valens Ndayisenga.
At this year's GP Mehlingen, Joschka Beck just got beaten by Kai Hliza from Team Möbel Ehrmann in the final sprint of a four man break away. With his second place, Joschka took another podium for team Stradalli - BIKE AID.
At the 100th edition of one of the most traditional races in Germany, many World Tour teams were at the start line. Together with Giant – Alpecin, Lotto – Soudal or BMC the guys from Stradalli – BIKE AID had a hard day.
With his 14th place and another points in the KOM classification on today’s 6th stage of An Post Rás (UCI 2.2) in Ireland, Nikodemus Holler could successfully defend his mountains jersey and still ranks promising in GC.
This weekend is very British for team Stradalli – BIKE AID. All vehicles made their way up to the north to Ireland and Wales. From tomorrow on, one part of the team will start at the An Post Ras (2.2) in Ireland while the other part is doing the Velothon Wales Prorace (1.1) in Cardiff.
Stradalli - BIKE AID (Sportliche Leitung Lutz Drehkopf und Florent Horeau): Joschka Beck, Dominik Merseburg, Damien Garcia, Janier Hadi, Nikodemus Holler, Patrick Lechner, Jean Bosco Nsengimana, Timo Schäfer
The race is also called “the tour de France of Asia” and she takes place at some of the most astonishing places on earth. The Tour of Qinghai Lake leads through the highlands of the Chinese region “Qinghai” near Tibet and along one of the biggest salt lakes on earth.
At yesterday’s opening stage to Tour of Eritrea, the German team Stradalli – BIKE AID could well present their colours again and take another podium placing in a UCI ranked race with Meron Amanuel’s 3rd place.
In Massawa City, the riders of Team Stradalli – BIKE AID had to expect a unique atmosphere in a city that they surely will never foget. At the end, the result well rounded up this awesome and spectacular day.
Races in Africa are always something special for our team. We already have been reporting a lot about that and pointed out that due to the special mission of the team – to develop African cycling and athletes – races on this continent are from a special interest.
On today’s fifth stage of Tour du Cameroun, Jean Bosco Nsengimana took the first victory for Team Stradalli – BIKE AID in 2016. Daniel Bichlmann, Amanuel Mengis and Patrick Lechner rounded the up with places 6, 8 and 9.
Flashback: two years ago, it was the first race that the new formed Procycling team could win. It was Dan Craven from Namibia who brought the yellow jersey home to the Saarland, when he won the general Classification of Tour de Cameroun.
Individual Time Trial. Fight against the clock – or against yourself, just the way you want to take it. Nobody is around you, just you and your thoughts. It is all about getting the course behind as soon as possible.
If you check the startlist of Vuelta Andalucia, it could quickly arise the question what a small team from the Saarland has to do in a race with lots of teams out of the 1st league of the world of cycling
At yesterday’s performance diagnostics, couple of our riders had to experience how painful 15 seconds could really be. At the STAPS – institute in Cologne, especially our riders form Africa were excited and curious what will happen to them.
Fotoshooting. For most of the riders it sounds like something really bad, as in the vast majority of cases it means standing around for hours, being pushed by the photographer, short: more torture and pain than joy.
Jean Bosco Nsengimana, winner of the Tour du Rwanda 2015 and Janvier Hadi - already nominated for the 2016 Olympic Games and winner of All African Games - completing the six African riders in STRADALLI – BIKE AID professional cycling team.
What didn’t we all read about Mekseb in the past 12 months: Overall winner of stage races, winner oft he UCI Africa Tour 2014, Africa’s Cyclist oft he year 2014 and yes, also man oft he race at the Bayern – Rundfahrt 2015, he was voted for.
What didn't we all see yet on all our travels. Sandpists in Africa, races in the desert Sahara, Belgian cobblestones and wide Chinese roads. But nobody will forget anymore what we experienced yesterday. And we did not even had to travel that far!
Its name is also "Tour de France of Aisa". The Tour of Qinghai Lake is the most important and most famous cycling race in whole Asia and comparisons with the "big loop" through France are absolutely allowed.
While one part of the team finished the final stage in Gabon, just one small ocean further the next race with BIKE AID participation was already starting. Yannick Mayer sprints in the Caribbean to the first victory of the season.