Team Giant - Alpecin (TGA)
In the two German world-class sprinters Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb, there are two extraordinary winners under contract at Giant-Alpecin. While Marcel Kittel had to take a break because of a virus in the spring, John Degenkolb picked up two monumental victories one after another. He won the Milan-San Remo spring classic and the Paris-Roubaix cobbled classic. What a palmares! Other well-known riders include the Dutchmen Tom Dumoulin, Albert Timmer and Koen de Kort, the Slovenian Luka Mezgec and the promising young Frenchman Warren Barguil.
The Giant cycle brand was established 43 years ago in Taiwan and now has over 12,000 dealership partners worldwide. Shampoo manufacturer Alpecin has been the new team sponsor since 2015. Team Giant-Alpecin has also been riding with a German licence since 2015.