Team Sparebanken Sør

Team Sparebanken Sør
Team information
UCI code TSS
Registered Norway
Founded 2010 (2010)
Discipline Road
Status Continental
Key personnel
General manager Vidar Røinås
Team name history
Plussbank BMC
Team Plussbank
Team Sparebanken Sør

Team Sparebanken Sør, UCI Team Code: TSS (former name is Plussbank, UCI Team Code: PBC), is a Norwegian licensed, UCI Continental cycling team, based in Grimstad, Norway. The team consists of eleven competitive riders and the team start now its sophomore season. Grimstad resident and the famous professional cyclist Thor Hushovd, who rides for BMC Racing Team, owns the team.

The team was originally conceived as a feeder team for Cervélo TestTeam. The team's directeur sportifs are Atle Kvålsvoll and Olav Aleksander Benjaminsen.

Major results

1st Tour of Norway, Andreas Vangstad
1st Fyen Rundt - Tour of Fyen, Andreas Vangstad


Plussbank is a local savings bank based in southern Norway. Plussbank, as the general sponsor of the cycling team, provides the team with its name, alongside their cycling sponsor, BMC.

Other main sponsors of the team include

Company Name company purpose
Igland Garasjen a local garage producer
InterSport a national and international sporting goods retailer
Trimtex Sport based in Lillesand, they provide the team with cycling wear and clothing
Volvo/Bilforum Sør car sponsor for the team, providing a V70 as team car

Additional sponsorship

Catlike Helmets
Sidi Cycling shoes
Bliz Eyewear

2016 team

   RiderDate of birth Previous team 
Kristian AasvoldMay 30, 1995
Herman DahlNovember 24, 1993
Andreas ErlandAugust 31, 1992
Carl Fredrik HagenSeptember 26, 1991
Christian KaggestadSeptember 14, 1995
Åge Ljøstad NilsenJanuary 01, 1995
Fridtjof RøinåsAugust 02, 1994
Petter TheodorsenApril 04, 1995Ringeriks-Kraft (2015)
Trond TrondsenApril 08, 1994Frøy-Bianchi (2014)
Andreas VangstadMarch 24, 1992

2015 team

Rider Date of birth
 Kristian Aasvold (NOR) (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996
 Vegard Robinson Bugge (NOR) (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989
 Herman Dahl (NOR) (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993
 Andreas Erland (NOR) (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992
 Carl Fredrik Hagen (NOR) (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991
 Christian Kaggestad (NOR) (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995
Rider Date of birth
 Thomas Larsen (NOR) (1994-05-22) 22 May 1994
 Morten Mørland (NOR) (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986
 Fridtjof Røinås (NOR) (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994
 Trond Trondsen (NOR) (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994
 Andreas Vangstad (NOR) (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992


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