Filmmaker Lukas Wagner accompanied our team at this year's Tour du Rwanda in Africa and took a deeper look at African cycling. A documentary worth seeing, broadcasted on Swiss television and NZZ Format.
After an emotional up and down throughout the season, the knot burst in today's stage of the Turul Romaniei with a win in the sprint after 205 km for Lucas Carstensen. The team dedicated this win to the Sule Kangangi.
Four days in and around Antalya come to an end. The result: With only ten seconds down, Henok Mulubrhan takes sixth place in the general classification. But that was by far not all the team experienced!
Anyone who competes in a German time trial championship on a standard road bike will attract a few pitying looks at most. However, if he rides a race in the jersey of the national team a short time later, it is worth taking a closer look.
If you don't know what a cycling family is, you should visit the Decker family in Rhineland-Palatinate. After Jasper Pahlke, Enzo Decker is the second young cyclist from the Heinrich-Heine Sports School in Palatinate to move to Saarland.
For the fifth time in a row, a BIKE AID rider is the most successful athlete of a German continental team in the ranking of Radsport News. After three extremely successful years, Justin Wolf changes colors at the peak of his development. Unfortunately, he could not fulfill his dream of the World Tour.
„… hard singletrails, nasty hills, sandboxes, steep ascents, crazy descents … all hardcore … not for the feint hearted“ the organizer says about the track … for sure Jasper Pahlke is not missing out on that!
Reducing prejudice through encounter - values we want to stand for. To do this, we also have to critically question ourselves over and over and realign our actions. That's why we decided to take an unusual step during the Tour of Germany.
The "Gwenn ha Du", the black and white Breton flag, can be met everywhere in Europe at international cycling races. Because the people of Brittany are cycling crazy and proud of their region. One of them belongs to our team from now on.
In a valley in the middle of the mountains, a few kilometres from the Spanish border, in a village of 79 inhabitants among donkeys and horses, there is a small house where the telephone lines are glowing and professional cycling is organised. Salim and Charles were guests of the three Caubin brothers to prepare for the Route d'Occitanie, in our opinion the most beautiful cycling race in France.
The original in the field of bicycle computers: SIGMA SPORT.
Based in Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the Palatinate, at the foot of the "Pfälzer Wald" and just a bike ride away from Saarland, we are entering the third year of our partnership with SIGMA and have a lot planned.
Justin Wolf of Team BIKE AID won the opening stage of the Turkish Tour of Mevlan in Konya. He was able to break away with a six-man lead group at the start of the stage and maintain the advantage until the finish.
An innovative high-tech company with a leading position in ophthalmology, which offers bee colonies the space to produce sustainable organic honey on its premises. To the bees' delight, this is the unusual company Ursapharm, and to our delight, our main partner.
Women in male professional cycling? Yes, there are, but their positions are usually limited to a few fields of activity. Stereotypes take hold here as elsewhere in the world. But there are also women who want to break them down. Thankfully, we met one of them last year.
In some parts of the world, a bicycle is considered a mere means of transportation for the poorest, not a piece of sports equipment and certainly not a fashionable lifestyle accessory. A good 10 years ago, Sule pioneered the sport of cycling in a runner's country. Now comes the next step.
BIKE AID will merge with the German Cyclocross team „Beacon“ and the U23 development team „WiaWis“. This way a new and unique concept will be established in German cycling: a fully integrated and sustainable youth development program under the umbrella of BIKE AID.
Wearing the national team's jersey is a special honor in itself. But to win a gold medal in this jersey is an absolute highlight of every athletic career. Justin Wolf was able to achieve both at the European Championships in Plouay/France.
For the second year in a row, the German road championships took place at the Sachsenring. Last year as an emergency solution due to the lack of alternative venues, this year due to Corona. For BIKE AID it was still a successful championship.
Sensational start in Romania for German BIKE AID squad! The first big professional race after the Corona restart and BIKE AID rider Nikodemus Holler storms with a huge surprise into the yellow jersey after vicotry in the very technical prologue of Sibiu Tour (UCI 2.1)
He comes from flat Holland and is still an absolute mountain climber. Our 51kg light weight had a hard time with virtual races in the beginning, but now it is not only successful, but can present our team as a studio guest of the Dutch Zwift League.
After only finishing 61st in the difficult mountain arrival to Alpe du Zwift, Lucas Carstensen narrowly missed out on the day's victory in second place in the fourth round of the virtual Bundesliga, but extends the lead in the overall standings.
Should we really take this seriously? That is certainly not what we imagine by cycling. Nevertheless, almost 250 male and 50 female cyclists competed in the first official league race of the German Cycling Federation and the victory went to BIKE AID.
Usually the sports nutrition partner of a professional team is not a big story, but not in this case. We are also particularly pleased that we can continue to develop our team even in times of the Corona crisis.
Radsport News once again portrayed the best cyclists in the German-speaking region of the past season with its annual ranking. BIKE AID represents the third year in a row the most successful athlete of a German continental team and is the only team with 4 athletes.
Slowly, the cold draws in, the memory of warm summer days moves into the distance. Time to enjoy once again the beautiful pictures from this year's Deutschland Tour and to draw a conclusion.
The Deutschland Tour, a peleton as a Top World Tour race, driven more offensively like most of the Tour de France stages and faced with the expectation of being responsible for the future of German cycling.
When the final of the Tour of Germany of the pros takes place on the 1st of September in Erfurt, you can be very close with the Jedermann Tour. For BIKE AID members there are 20 of the coveted starting places for free.
We make no secret of our enthusiasm for this race, it is the Tour de France of Asia, the only two-week tour in the UCI calendar. So the longest race after the three Grand Tour Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta Espagna.
Just six weeks ago Justin Wolf was in great shape, had big ambitions and then everything seemed uncertain. A terrible accident on the highway, sternum fracture and hospital. Today he fought back and finished fifth in the German time trial championships, which also means victory in the Bundesliga.
Triumph and hospital are close to each other for Sprinter. Aaron Grosser was in impressive shape and sprinted for a podium finish just a few hundred meters before the end of stage two of the Route d'Occitanie.
With him began the success story of our team before it pulled him for 3 years in the World Tour. Now, Mekseb returns as the reigning African champion to use his experience as a role model for other young riders.
A General Classification victory in itself is always something special, plus Aaron Grosser's first victory in a UCI race. However, such success messages are often misleading about the difficulties a small team struggles to face such a comprehensive racing calendar.
Mallorca - cycling dream for over 140,000 leisure cyclists every spring but also the scene of the first European professional road race of the season 2019. For BIKE AID a prelude with ambivalent feelings.
The Tour de Singkarak, 1.267km around the lake of the same name in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra. The final challenge in the successful 2018 season. Tropical heat, crossing the equator during the race, a climb over the Maninjau volcano crater lake and incredible impressions from a unique country.
For many millions of Chinese, Hainan is the annual holiday destination but also a highlight for European professional teams at the end of the season. It was first participation for BIKE AID and it was a succesful one.
While a part of the team is successfully in Iran on the road, was in Germany the big season finale. Lots of wind, lots of action and in the end a BIKE AID rider in the middle of the World Tour pros on the podium.
Tomorrow the Tour of Poyang Lake begins. The largest “non-UCI” race on the Asian continent. What the word "team presentation" means there, our riders could experience today - they stood with goose bumps on the stage in front of thousands of spectators.
After the victories of Lucas Carstensen at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo UCI 2.1 and Salim Kibkemboi on the Sharjah Tour UCI 2.1, the third BIKE AID rider manages to win a race of the first category this season on three different continents.
A few days after the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Team BIKE AID already started again on the next national tour. Our European neighbors are currently on Tour de Hongrie. After three stages there were already some good results for the team.
For 5 years, team BIKE AID is now at the start of the biggest race in Asia and every year it takes our breath away. Be it because of the height or the unique experiences. It was the most successful participation so far, and thus reflects the overall development of the team.
Thanks to our partner Kenyan Riders, cycling in Kenya is growing. At the moment there are 4 talented riders in the pro team: Suleiman Kangangi, Charles Kagimu, Salim Kipemboi and Geffroy Langat. All of them benefits from the great work of Nicholas Leong, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Nick Sewe and Simon Blake, who have decided to give all their energy to this project. Read about Kenyan Cyclist prepared for Commonwealth Games at cyclingnews.com
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.
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.