We at Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka see our sponsors as partners. We are proud to work with an amazing group of people, developing close relationships to not just globalize the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also to share our ambitious goals in terms of development of African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Thanks to our partners we are able to take part in the biggest races the cycling calendar has to offer.
Dimension Data uses technology to help organisations achieve great things. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workspaces, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion in 2016, offices in 48 countries, and 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.
Deloitte is the largest international professional services network in the world by revenue and has its main headquarter in New York City in the United States of America. The company provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services through its more than 225.000 employees in over 150 countries.
Cervélo are the official bike suppliers to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The Canadian bike manufacturing company was created by 2 engineers in 1995, Phil White and Gerard Vroomen. As a company, Cervelo have grown to become world leaders in terms of bicycle design and technology. We will be using their S5, R5, R3 Disc and P5 models.
Nederburg is South Africa’s most awarded wine brand and distributed in 70 countries worldwide. The brand will soon unveil a new, curiosity-themed communications campaign as part of its new positioning that also includes revitalised packaging.
SPAR is an international group of independently owned and operated retailers and wholesalers. Their vision of serving communities globally since 1932, resonates deeply with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as we also look to serve communities throughout Africa via our #BicyclesChangeLives campaign. With the heart of their values rooted in freshness, choice, quality and service, we are delighted to be partnering with this global yet local brand.
Oakley will have the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders covered in 2018 once again. The entire range of Oakley bike products are available to our team, from helmet to on-bike clothing with the famed Radar EV and Jawbreaker the most popular eyewear among our riders for racing and training. Not only will the riders have the fastest gear on the bike but also the most stylish off the bike with Oakley’s casual clothing line too.
ROTOR Bike Components comes from one of the nerve centers of technological development in Spain, the Aeronautical Engineering School of Madrid. To have ROTOR provide Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with their technologically advanced Q-rings, UNO groupset and power measurement system will certainly give our African team a clear advantage over our rivals.
ENVE composites will be the wheel and cockpit providers for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2018. Their products need little introduction and are a desired wheel choice around the world. Their hand built wheels are everything and more that a professional cyclist looks for in a wheel. The research and development that has gone into their products make the ENVE wheels the fastest hoops in the world.
The Tsogo Sun is the team’s official hotel partner for our stays in South Africa. When training at the Western Cape we put up our basis at the Southern Sun The Cullinan. The hotel is a premier hospitality destination offering grand hotel accommodation in the heart of Cape Town just moments from the Waterfront.
Garmin is the official GPS Navigation Partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Our African Team will be making use of the Edge product range on the bike, to keep our riders on track and informed at all the biggest races in world cycling. Garmin will complement our high performance program where accurate data is a vital key to our success.
With over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, KMC adopts state of the art technology to produce the strongest and most efficient chains in professional cycling. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are delighted to have KMC as one of “the links” in their armour this year.
When it comes to cleaning our equipment, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have chosen Muc-Off as our preferred product for the 2018 season. As leaders in their field, Muc-Off’s impressive range and product quality will ensure all our equipment is race ready through all 250 race days in 2018. Our African Team is proud to be associated with this dynamic brand.
As one of the three contact points on a bicycle, handlebar tape is an important product for all pro cyclists. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are excited to be partnering with Joystick handlebar tape for the 2018 season.
Astute will be providing our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with saddles in 2018. These Italian hand-made saddles will ensure our riders can complete hundreds of hours in the saddle in comfort, while remaining fast and efficient because of the Astute saddles lightweight and durability.
German based tire legend Continental will be the tires provider for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2018. Its product are fast becoming the tire of choice around the world. They have a product for all terrains which will serve our riders well from the cobblestone roads in the classics to the smooth tarred bunch sprints in the Grand Tours.
In the world of professional cycling, coffee is an essential part of our lives, everyday. Inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the vivacious energy of the people of Africa, and blended together in a place that inspires the soul, Vida e Cafe infuse passion in everything they do, especially coffee and that makes them our coffee provider of choice.
Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives. Through their Vitality program, Discovery customers can directly get involved in helping to mobilize the people of Africa through Qhubeka.
In keeping our bikes race ready this year, BBB will once again provide our mechanics the best bicycle maintenance equipment possible. This Dutch company shares a passion for performance and efficiency, making Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka excited to be aligned with BBB in 2018 once again.
Keeping our riders covered from the harmful UV rays will be SolRx sun cream. When the riders are exposed to the elements for more than 6 hours a day, skin protection is vital. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are happy to have one of the global leaders in sun cream on board once again.
Elite cycling will be providing Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with trainers, bidons and bottle cages in 2018. Sure to be a fan favourite collectors item, we’ll be going through 1000’s of Elite bidons over the course of the year. The incredible Elite trainers will be seen outside our team bus on time trial stages and after most stages for riders to cool down on.
Arctic Heat Cooling Vests will again provide Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with their cooling vests in 2018. Regulating body temperature can be tricky business when you need to warm up in extreme heat, the Body Cooling Vests technology allow for optimal preparation ahead of tough stages.
Mizuno Shoes will be the off-bike shoe partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka during the 2018 season. Keep a look out on the podium for the strikingly fresh Mizuno trainers, a market leader in active lifestyle footwear.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will once again have the market leaders in bike set-ups, Retul, making sure our riders are fitted to their bikes by the most advanced technological process. Based out of Boulder, Colorado, Retul are at the cutting edge of bicycle fit technology and are the choice of a number of world tour cycling teams as well as Ironman world champions.
Once again the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders and coaches will be making use of the training peaks software to analyse and plan their training programs for the year. Training peaks have become the market leaders in terms of training software for endurance athletes world wide. It almost seems impossible that from a performance point of view, a pro cycling team could exist without making use of Training Peaks.
Premier FMCG was founded over 195 years ago, strategically repositioning itself in 2012 as a leading FMCG player by expanding from traditional milling and baking into confectionary, home and personal care brands. Premier has operations and distribution facilities operations throughout South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique, and a home and personal care business in the United Kingdom.
Virtuoos is an innovative Dutch company that focusses on developing and selling top-tier dietary supplements for athletes and people with a healthy and active lifestyle. A multidisciplinary academic team consisting of pharmacists, biochemists and business administrators amongst others are the driving force behind the brand Virtuoos. To demonstrate quality, Virtuoos started developing dietary supplements for professional athletes in 2012. The first supplements were developed for the Olympic team that participated in the Olympics in London. These supplements were developed in cooperation with the core nutrition team of NOC*NSF. After that, Virtuoos started working on, what is now the largest doping-free sports supplements chain in the World.