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[PT] Team UBS - 2022
Bushwackers
Team UBS [PT]

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Welcome to the headquarters for Team UBS, based in Bern, Switzerland. 2022 sees the team bouncing back to the PT after a year of racing at the PCT level. This will be our 13th year in existence and 11th year as a Swiss national team. We will be continuing with our long term sponsors and will be wearing the same iconic black and red jersey created by the_hoyle. As such, we will retain our longstanding focus of developing Swiss cycling and Swiss cycling talents.

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2020 Results

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RiderRaceResult
Simone Ponzi Badaling International1st


2019 Results

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RiderRaceResult
Andrei Amador Vuelta a Colombia - Stage 22nd
Andrei Amador Vuelta a Colombia - GC2nd
Andrei Amador Tour of California - Stage 31st
Andrei Amador Tour of California - Stage 63rd
Andrei Amador Tour of California - Points3rd
Andrei Amador Tour of California - GC2nd
Andrei Amador Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 12nd
Andrei Amador Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 25th
Andrei Amador Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 55th
Andrei Amador Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - GC3rd
Andrei Amador Tour of East Java - GC5th
Andrei Amador Tour du Maroc - Stage 25th
Andrei Amador Tour du Maroc - GC7th
Andrei Amador Tour of Romandie - Stage 55th
Andrei Amador Tour of Romandie - GC10th
Patrick Schelling Apex Mountain Classic1st
Patrick Schelling Volta a Catalunya - Stage 43rd
Patrick Schelling Volta a Catalunya - GC2nd
Patrick Schelling Corsica International - Stage 31st
Patrick Schelling Corsica International - GC3rd
Patrick Schelling Tour of the Middle East - GC5th
Patrick Schelling Volta a Portugal - GC6th
Patrick Schelling Tour of Japan - Stage 35th
Patrick Schelling Tour of Japan - GC7th
Patrick Schelling Tour of Andorra - GC7th
Patrick Schelling Kenya Mountain Classic9th
Lukas Spengler GP Kigali1st
Lukas Spengler Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne8th
Lukas Spengler Omloop Het Nieuwsblad8th
Lukas Spengler Gent - Wevelgem11th
Lukas Spengler Malopolski Wyscig13th
Lukas Spengler Le Samyn15th
Silvan Dillier Chrono d'Arenberg1st
Silvan Dillier KBC De Panne Tour - Stage 41st
Silvan Dillier KBC De Panne Tour - Stage 35th
Silvan Dillier Olympia's Tour - Stage 62nd
Silvan Dillier Olympia's Tour - GC4th
Silvan Dillier Olympia's Tour - Stage 14th
Silvan Dillier Tour of California - Stage 14th
Silvan Dillier Bayern Rundfahrt - Stage 44th
Tom Bohli Chrono d'Arenberg3rd
Tom Bohli Le Samyn5th
Tom Bohli Gent - Wevelgem8th
Tom Bohli GP Kigali13th
Theo Reinhardt Corsica International - Stage 11st
Theo Reinhardt Tour of Norway - Stage 12nd
Theo Reinhardt Tour of Norway - Stage 23rd
Theo Reinhardt Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 32nd
Theo Reinhardt Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 63rd
Theo Reinhardt Tour of the Middle East - Stage 24th
Theo Reinhardt Tour of Cyprus - Stage 25th
Jose Goncalves Volta a Portugal - Stage 111st
Jose Goncalves Bayern Rundfahrt - Stage 12nd
Jose Goncalves Bayern Rundfahrt - GC7th
Jose Goncalves Celtic Chrono5th
Jose Goncalves Tour of Ukraine - Stage 35th
Jose Goncalves Post Danmark Rundt - Stage 55th
Jorge Abreu Hong Kong Challenge - Stage 33rd
Jorge Abreu Hong Kong Challenge - GC2nd
Daniil Fominykh Hong Kong Challenge - Stage 24th
Sebastien Ivars Tour of Ukraine - Stage 34th
Sebastien Ivars Tour of California - Stage 75th
Sebastien Ivars Olympia's Tour - GC8th
Sebastien Ivars Japan Cup8th
Arnaud Grand Cheshire Cycling Tour - Stage 52nd
Arnaud Grand Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne11th
Matthias Frank Tour of Beijing - Stage 33rd
Matteo Badilatti Hong Kong Challenge - Stage 15th
Michael Schär KBC De Panne Tour - Stage 44th
Martin Schäppi KBC De Panne Tour - Stage 44th
Team Volta a Catalunya - Stage 3 TTT2nd
Team Monterrey TTT4th
Team Tour of Romandie - Stage 1 TTT4th
Team Olympia's Tour - Stage 4 TTT4th



2021 Goals


TargetGoalResult
Strade BianchiTop 103rd - Simon Ponzi
Giro dell'EmeliaTop 104th - Simon Ponzi
Scandinavia Open RaceTop 1023rd
Tour Down UnderWin1st - Simon Ponzi
PCT Team StandingsTop 56th

Edited by Bushwackers on 29-07-2022 13:02
 
the_hoyle
Back to the old jersey? or have you forgotten about last year's remake? Smile

Good luck back in the PT division
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Bushwackers
the_hoyle wrote:
Back to the old jersey? or have you forgotten about last year's remake? Smile

Good luck back in the PT division


Embarassed

Thanks for pointing that out, my mistake! Also, I'm very bummed that I missed the NC thread this year as I would have loved to continue to show off your work with the NC jerseys. Shame on me Sad
 
Fabianski
I'm pretty afraid of some bidding wars for Swiss riders, now that you got promoted and have a lot more budget. But I hope we'll find a good share among the three Swiss teams. All the best for transfers, and hope you'll be able to stay up!
 
Bushwackers
Hopefully there is plenty to go around! And we might even be able to help each other out in the form of loans or trade or whatnot. I'm sure we'll be in touch during transfers.
 
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Welcome to the team, Simon Ponzi!

Keeping in our tradition of employing over-the-hill puncheurs (Stefan Schumacher, Yuri Trofimov...), we have signed Simon Ponzi as a leader heading into the 2020 season. Hopefully he is the ticket to avoiding relegation as he is commanding a huge portion of the budget this year.

I'd also like to welcome Johan Jacobs into the team as a talent. He will develop into a strong cobbles rider and will be spending his first year on loan riding for our friends at Sauber Petronas Racing.

 
Guave
The post above is just perfect Grin
 
Bushwackers
2021 Update


2020 was a pretty disappointing year for the team and I had much higher hopes than what we were able to achieve (which is evident by the fact that we failed all of our goals quite disastrously). So once again, we are back in the PCT. We were able to re-sign Simone Ponzi for a significantly reduced wage and we will rely on him for our chances of promoting back to the PT. Otherwise, I see this coming season as a transition year where the team comes to rely on our local talents that we have developed (Spengler, Muller, Schelling).

The roster going into renewals is listed below. One of the notable absences is long-term team captain Andrei Amador. We mutually decided to part ways as his role is shifting at this point in his career and does not align with what our team needs. I want to thank Andrei for his years of leadership and for being the centerpiece of our team, we will really have to make an effort to redefine ourselves without him present. Also leaving are Michael Schär, Sebastien Ivars, and Kevin Fouquet. I wish them the best of luck going forward and appreciate their help.

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For rider availability, most of the Swiss riders are not going to be available for trades unless for comparable national riders. We will be looking to take in loaned riders. Happy transfers!
 
SotD
Looking pretty good, and with Ponzi down sizeable (as should be) there's actually room to exist Smile

As I don't have any swiss riders to swap I guess I can ignore those. Jose Goncalves though would be a very welcome rider that would serve well as a TTT rider and early climb domestique for Lecuisinier. I guess I will try to give you a call Smile
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Fabianski
Glad to see you were able to keep that core together! With Ponzi/Müller, Schelling and Spengler you've got a great leader on three terrains, plus Dillier in the TTs and the team in the TTTs. I guess you'll be after a sprinter to complete your team; Reinhardt has done an amazing job btw Wink

I'm afraid we'll again be after some similar targets; let's hope each one gets a fair share of them once more Smile Wish you all the best - Switzerland needs a PT team for sure!
 
Bushwackers
SotD: Goncalves is definitely a great team mate to have and I've had him score independently a few times through the years. He is available, but I gotta say I was pretty excited to get his wage down this year.

Fabianski: I am so happy the Reinhardt trade worked out! I knew he would be on a different level in the CT Grin
With three PCT Swiss teams (two of which having quite large budgets - I'm not one of them :lolSmile, I definitely expect a lot of competition for the few available riders. But good luck nonetheless and hopefully we can carve out paths that work for us all.
 
Bushwackers
2021 Recap

2021 has officially ended with what has turned out to be a bittersweet season for us. While we achieved some of the best results we have seen in the past few years, we narrowly missed out on an automatic promotion spot to return to the PT. This year marked a significant milestone in our development of younger riders, with the likes of Lukas Spengler having his best season yet. I believe we were best equipped to promote with our squad this year, but with Simon Ponzi showing signs of declining, next year will likely look like a rebuilding year for our team.

Highlights


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Simon Ponzi on the podium after his win in the Clasica San Sebastian.


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Patrick Müller wins stage 1 of the Tour of Chile from the break of the day.


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Sebastien Seichenbach wins stage 1 of Balkans International, sharing the podium on the day with team mate Simon Ponzi in 3rd.



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Patrick Schelling takes the 3rd stage of the Tour de Vineyards, on his was to eventually placing 4th overall.


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Matteo Badilatti takes the stage and the overall lead in stage 2 of the Tour d'Andorra



Full Results

RiderRaceResult
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - GC1st
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - Stage 21st
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - Points2nd
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - KoM2nd
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - Stage 32nd
Simon Ponzi Tour Down Under - Stage 55th
Simon Ponzi Clasica San Sebastian1st
Simon Ponzi Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31st
Simon Ponzi Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Points2nd
Simon Ponzi Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 24th
Simon Ponzi Strade Bianchi4th
Simon Ponzi Balkans International - Stage 61st
Simon Ponzi Balkans International - Stage 13rd
Simon Ponzi Balkans International - Points5th
Simon Ponzi Giro dell'Emelia3rd
Simon Ponzi Tour de Pologne - Stage 72nd
Simon Ponzi Tour de Pologne - Points3rd
Simon Ponzi Tour de Pologne - Stage 54th
Simon Ponzi Tour de Pologne - Stage 25th
Patrick Schelling Tour de Vineyards - GC4th
Patrick Schelling Tour de Vineyards - KoM2nd
Patrick Schelling Tour de Vineyards - Stage 31st
Patrick Schelling Kenya Mountain Classic3rd
Patrick Schelling Apex Mountain Classic5th
Patrick Schelling Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - GC7th
Patrick Schelling Int. Osterreich Rundfahrt - Stage 13rd
Patrick Schelling Tour d'Andorra - GC8th
Patrick Schelling Tour d'Andorra - Stage 32nd
Patrick Schelling Tour de Romandie - GC10th
Patrick Schelling Tour de Romandie - Stage 34th
Patrick Schelling Volta a Portugal - Stage 75th
Patrick Schelling Volta a Portugal - GC8th
Lukas Spengler Rheden GP3rd
Lukas Spengler 1 Jour de Dunkerque3rd
Lukas Spengler Omloop Het Nieuwsblad4th
Lukas Spengler Roma Maxima6th
Lukas Spengler Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne9th
Patrick Müller Tour of Chile - Stage 11st
Patrick Müller Tour of Chile - Points3rd
Patrick Müller GP Lugano9th
Patrick Müller Tour of Southland - U252nd
Patrick Müller Tour of Lithuania - U252nd
Patrick Müller Scandinavia Open Road Race - U253rd
Patrick Müller Tour Down Under - U255th
Patrick Müller Jelajah SKL - Stage 35th
Matteo Badilatti Tour d'Andorra - Stage 21st
Matteo Badilatti Tour d'Andorra - KoM3rd
Silvan Dillier Tour of Britain - Stage 21st
Silvan Dillier Tour of Britain - Points2nd
Silvan Dillier Arab Tour - GC4th
Silvan Dillier Arab Tour - Stage 41st
Silvan Dillier Olympia's Tour - GC10th
Sebastien Reichenbach Balkans International - Stage 11st
Sebastien Reichenbach Milano - Torino10th
Johan Jacobs GP Kigali10th
Jose Goncalves Bayern Rundfahrt - GC3rd
Jose Goncalves Bayern Rundfahrt - Stage 44th
Jose Goncalves Tour of Ukraine - Stage 14th
Jose Goncalves Hong Kong Challenge - Stage 25th
Jose Goncalves Celtic Chrono7th
Phan Age Haugard Jelajah SKL - Stage 14th
Geoffrey Bouchard Tour of Chile - Stage 34th
Daniele Dall'Oste GP Lugano7th
Team Volta a Portugal - Team Standings1st
Team Balkans International - Team Standings1st
Team Bayern Rundfahrt - Team Standings1st
Team Tour d'Andorra - Team Standings1st
Team Tour of South Africa - Stage 4 TTT4th
Team Tour de Vineyards - Stage 7 TTT5th

Edited by Bushwackers on 17-07-2022 17:05
 
Bushwackers
Renewals/Pre-Transfers Update


The dust from the end of the 2021 season has settled and revealed that through teams disbanding, we will be promoting back to the ProTour division for the 2022 season. This necessitates a significant number of changes to our roster in order to remain competitive at the highest level so we can hopefully break the curse of our elevator status.

Perhaps most notably, we have decided to part ways with our most prolific point-scorer from last year, Simone Ponzi. While I have no doubt that he will remain competitive in the cycling world, we needed to free up cap space to pursue leaders who can compete in the PT division (and have found an extra 750,000 by doing so).

Reluctantly, we say goodbye to Geoffrey Bouchard and Daniele Dall'Oste as they have decided to pursue free agency despite our offering the same wage that they signed for as free agents last year. Perhaps this is a wise move on their part, particularly with the influx of new French teams this year. In all likelihood we may re-enter negotiations with them when the transfer period begins.

Other departures include Artur Grigrian and Basilio Ramos Ticona, both of whom we wish well in the tail-ends of their careers.

Current Roster


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This leaves us with the above roster heading into transfers. While I'm happy with our leadership core, there are obvious areas of improvement in stage race and hills leadership.

In terms of availability, most of our Swiss core will remain in place. However, we have been notified by Patrick Müller's agent that he may be open to a trade to a PCT/CT team so that he can take on more of a leadership role. We are also open to offers for young talent Nik Cemazar. As always, we enjoy cooperating with teams in other divisions for loan deals, so if you have interest in finding a development environment for level 4 riders, give us a shout when transfer open up.

Thanks for reading and we'll see you all when transfers begin!
 
Fabianski
Hum... A Swiss available is definitely tempting - I'll see if it makes sense having a mentor for Schmid on our team Wink I guess we'll be in touch as always, hopefully we'll finally conclude a deal as well Pfft
 
sammyt93
I'm sure we will be in touch during transfers, The Muller news will just be another thing to discuss
 
whitejersey
That's a big name for sale, would be a seismic shift for you to give up one of your Swiss leaders!
 
redordead
There is a very obvious intriguing rider mentioned there. Maybe we talk Wink

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jandal7
redordead wrote:
There is a very obvious intriguing rider mentioned there. Maybe we talk Wink

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Bushwackers
Yeah its not very exciting for me to get rid of him, but he unfortunately isn't competitive in the PT and I need to allocate those resources to someone who is Sad
 
Bushwackers
Transfers Update


New Signings

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Emanuel Buchman joins the team after the disbanding of Mapei. He will slot into the prior role of Simon Ponzi and lead the team in the hilly races.




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Warren Barguil is our second signing from the now-defunct Mapei. We are very excited to bring him on board as our new primary GC leader.


Pedro Sequera joins the team from free agency after spending last year at Generali. He will provide support in the mountains.

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Antonio Barbio, former Duolingo rider, was brought in to strengthen our TTT line-up as well as provide support in stage races.

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Nils Brun is our solitary Swiss signing this transfer season and is a young talent who we see as having potential in the hilly classics one day. He will spend the year riding for Bordeaux Métropole - Euskotren in the CT as he gains experience.

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Loan-Ins


This year we are also taking in a number of riders as loans from teams in other divisions. Yuriy Natarov will join compatriot Daniil Fominykh and ride in UBS colors as a climbing domestique before he returns to Voyagin - Bird next season.

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We are also pleased to take in Andrea Bagioli, future Italian superstar, who joins his team mate Natarov from Voyagin - Bird. He will provide important support in the hilly races of the calendar, and we hope he can achieve his own results as well.

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Muhammad Abdurrahman is the final loan in this season, joining us from Indostat. He will provide invaluable assistance in the mountains this year.

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Summary

With everything settled, I can say that I am quite happy with how transfers went this year. While we would have preferred to find Swiss talent to bolster our squad, it unfortunately does not exist at present, though Barguil and Buchmann are both from countries of secondary focus for our sponsors. We were able to fund further training for our home-grown Swiss talents (Spengler will receive +2 STA and Muller will gain +1 ACC), which will hopefully help them rise to the level of PT competition. Below you can find the current roster for our team in 2022.

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Edited by Bushwackers on 30-08-2022 23:59
 
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