Bike Aid, German Continental cycling team is such a unique one. Among its riders we can find competitors from Kenya, Uganda, The Netherlands and of course, from Germany. They are usual participants of the international races and Hungarian fans will be able to welcome them soon again as they return to the Tour de Hongrie which starts on 11 June. This will be their 3rd TDH. The team was founded with a serious, generous mission, and its cyclists always reach this goal…
“The Bike Aid is a very special cycling community which was established in 2007, in Germany as a non-profit organization. They have more than one thousand members, staff and sponsors, so Bike Aid is one of Germany’s most active and biggest communities. What Bike Aid really means? Well, the united experience of cycling, nature and social commitment” – as their official website presents the team.
This wonderful community – until the moment when this article is published – so far has collected 754.000 EUR donation which was used for special aims. Anyway, this huge amount is 70.000 EUR more than they had last year this time…
The average age of the members is 27, in 2018 Bike Aid was one of the starts of Tour de Hongrie, German Nikodemus Holler won the last two stages in Miskolc and Kazincbarcika by spectacular finishes.
Matthias Schnapka is the eldest from Bike Aid with his 38 years,Timo Schäfer is 36, the youngest cyclists is Salim Kipkemboi from Kenya – he always achieves great results in mountain stages, last year he won a stage in the United Arab Emirates.
Lucas Carstensen is a great sprinter, he already has 8 stage victories – in February 2019 he won the Alanya Grand Prix. Then, we can mention Nikodemus who won the Tour of Cameroon in 2017 and in 2018 two stages of TDH, moreover he placed 5th in the general classification of the Hungarian race.
Dutch Adne van Angelen is also a name which we mustn’t forget: he was in the Top10 of the Tour of Thailand, Egypt, Iran and Cameroon. In 2016 he got the 6th place of Hungary’s biggest competition.
Tour de Hongrie, with its 890 km will start on 11 June, the UCI 2.1 race will finish on 16 June. 140 cyclists, from 20 teams during 6 days are going to compete in Hungary.