Half a dozen UCI Pro Tour teams and a Pro Tour Cross in its road cycling debut at the ΔΕΗ International Cycling Tour of Hellas

Half a dozen UCI Pro Tour teams and a Pro Tour Cross in its road cycling debut at the ΔΕΗ International Cycling Tour of Hellas

The ΔΕΗ International Cycling Tour of Hellas welcomes six UCI Pro Teams as well as Team Legendre, a Pro Tour Cross outfit which sets to make its road race debut.

All UCI Pro Teams, including Novo Nordisk - the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team -, that will hit the road between April 27 and May 1 are extremely competitive and will add excitement to the revival of the Hellenic Tour.


Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè Pro Cycling Team
Country: Italy
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: BCF
Year of Establishment: 1982
Official website: www.bardianicsf.com
Twitter: Bardiani_CSF
Facebook: bardianicsffaizane
Instagram: bardiani_csf_faizane

In 2022: The team boasts two wins with Alessio Martinelli at the Grand Prix Alanya (1.2) and Martin Marcellusi at the Trofeo Piva (1.2U).

In brief
The Italian team completes in 2022 40 years of presence in cycling. Roberto Reverberi is the historical figure, as he holds the position of the manager since its establishment. The bikes they use are Cipollini, which bear the signature of the great Italian sprinter.

Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
Country: Belgium
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: BWB
Year of Establishment: 2011
Official website: www.wbca.be
Twitter: bingoalpauwels
Facebook: bingoalpauwelssauceswb
Instagram: bingoalpauwelssauceswb

In 2022: Belgian Milan Menten has brought the only victory so far in 2022 in the Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers Souvenir Bruno Comini (1.2).

In brief
One of the newest teams in this category, as they only acquired the status of UCI Pro Team in 2017. They use De Rosa bicycles and their roster includes Elias Viviani's younger brother, Attilio.

Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
Country: Italy
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: DRA
Year of Establishment: 1996
Official website: www.dronehopperandroni.com
Twitter: DHAndroniTeam
Facebook: profile.php?id=100063755583932
Instagram: dronehopper_androni

In 2022: They won three times in the current season with Natnael Tesfatsion in the Tour du Rwanda (2.1), Jhonatan Restrepo in stage 3 in Rwanda and Didier Merchan in stage 8 of the Vuelta al Tachira en Bicicleta.

In brief
An Italian team with a multinational roster, featuring cyclists from nine different countries. The bikes they’ve chosen are Bottecchia.

Human Powered Health
Country: USA
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: HPM
Year of Establishment: 2007
Official website: humanpoweredhealth.com
Twitter: HumanPwrdHealth
Facebook: HumanPoweredHealth
Instagram: humanpoweredhealth

In 2022: The Canadian Pier-André Coté has bagged their only victory this season at the Grand Prix Criquielion (1.2) in Belgium.

In brief
A UCI Pro Team since 2020. It mostly consists of American and Canadian riders. Felt bicycles have been their choice since 2019.

Cajarural-Seguros RGA
Country: Spain
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: CJR
Year of Establishment: 2010
Official website: teamcajarural-segurosrga.com
Twitter: cajaRural_RGA
Facebook: teamcajarural
Instagram: cajarural_rga

In 2022: Colombian Orluis Aular has achieved all their victories this season. He won the Volta ao Alentejo (2.2) overall as well as stages 1 and 4 (individual time trial). He was also the winner of the Classica da Arrabida - Cyclin' Portugal (1.2).

In brief
It belongs to the Spanish banking group Grupo Caja Rural, which provides its financial support. In 2012, Antonio Piedra won stage 15 in Vuelta. In 2013 they signed David Arroyo, who was second in the Giro in 2010, in one of the most impressive transfers in their history. The bikes they use since last year are MMR.

Team Novo Nordisk
Country: USA
Category: UCI Pro Team
Abbreviation: TNN
Year of Establishment: 2008
Official website: teamnovonordisk.com
Twitter: TeamNovoNordisk
Facebook: TeamNovoNordisk
Instagram: teamnovonordisk

In 2022: The American team has yet to break the deadlock in 2022. They participated in March in all three major cycling events held in Rhodes (International Tour, South Aegean Tour and Rhodes Grand Prix). In fact, they often choose Greece as part of their preparation.

In brief
A special cycling project. All riders, as well as members of the technical and administrative team have diabetes (type 1). The idea was implemented in 2005 to inspire people with diabetes to follow sports even at the highest level. The bikes they use are Argon 18.

Cross Team Legendre
Country: France
Category: UCI Cross Pro Team
Abbreviation: CTL
Year of Establishment: 2015
Official website: cross-team-legendre.fr
Twitter: CX_TeamLegendre
Facebook: CrossTeamLegendre
Instagram: crossteamlegendre

In 2022: They will make their 2022 debut in road cycling at the ΔΕΗ International Cycling Tour of Hellas. Tour de la Mirabelle will follow at the end of May.

In brief
They started in 2015 and still are a cyclo-cross team. In 2017 they acquired professional status and gradually began to take part in road races as well. Their riders are mainly French and Swiss and use Canyon bikes. The founder of the team is Steve Chainel, known to cycling fans from his days with the jersey of AG2R La Mondiale and FDJ!






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