2015 Team Giant–Alpecin season

Team Giant–Alpecin
2015 season
UCI codeTGA
StatusUCI ProTeam
ManagerIwan Spekenbrink
Main sponsor(s)Giant Bicycles & Alpecin
BasedGermany
BicyclesGiant
GroupsetShimano
Season victories
One-day races4
Stage race overall
Stage race stages13
National Championships1
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The 2015 season for the Team Giant–Alpecin began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI WorldTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.

In September 2014 German shampoo manufacturer Alpecin announced that they would co-sponsor the team alongside Giant for the 2015 season.[1] In December 2014 Sunweb (a Dutch owned international tour operator) was announced as a new major sponsor of the team, signing a 2-year deal.[2]

Team roster

As of 1 January 2015[3]
Rider Date of birth
 Nikias Arndt (GER) (1991-11-18)18 November 1991 (aged 23)
 Bert De Backer (BEL) (1984-04-02)2 April 1984 (aged 30)
 Warren Barguil (FRA) (1991-10-28)28 October 1991 (aged 23)
 Lawson Craddock (USA) (1992-03-20)20 March 1992 (aged 22)
 Roy Curvers (NED) (1979-12-27)27 December 1979 (aged 35)
 John Degenkolb (GER) (1989-01-07)7 January 1989 (aged 25)
 Tom Dumoulin (NED) (1990-11-11)11 November 1990 (aged 24)
 Caleb Fairly (USA) (1987-02-19)19 February 1987 (aged 27)
 Johannes Fröhlinger (GER) (1985-06-09)9 June 1985 (aged 29)
 Simon Geschke (GER) (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 (aged 28)
 Lars van der Haar (NED) (1991-07-23)23 July 1991 (aged 23)
 Chad Haga (USA) (1988-08-26)26 August 1988 (aged 26)
 Thierry Hupond (FRA) (1984-11-10)10 November 1984 (aged 30)
 Ji Cheng (CHN) (1987-07-15)15 July 1987 (aged 27)
Rider Date of birth
 Carter Jones (USA) (1989-02-27)27 February 1989 (aged 25)
 Marcel Kittel (GER) (1988-05-11)11 May 1988 (aged 26)
 Koen de Kort (NED) (1982-09-08)8 September 1982 (aged 32)
 Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE) (1994-04-28)28 April 1994 (aged 20)
 Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE) (1991-02-22)22 February 1991 (aged 23)
 Luka Mezgec (SLO) (1988-06-27)27 June 1988 (aged 26)
 Daan Olivier[N 1] (NED) (1992-11-24)24 November 1992 (aged 22)
 Georg Preidler (AUT) (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 24)
 Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) (1989-02-09)9 February 1989 (aged 25)
 Tom Stamsnijder (NED) (1985-05-15)15 May 1985 (aged 29)
 Albert Timmer (NED) (1985-06-13)13 June 1985 (aged 29)
 Tom Veelers (NED) (1984-09-14)14 September 1984 (aged 30)
 Zico Waeytens (BEL) (1991-09-29)29 September 1991 (aged 23)
  1. ^ Olivier retired from cycling in June.