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.
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.
MET keeping our riders safe yet still unbelievably fast in 2015 will be MET helmets. The Rivale and Manta will be used for road races while the new Drone, which was created through extensive testing with our team in 2014, will be used in the time trial disciplines.
Oakley sunglasses will have the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders covered in 2016 once again. While the entire range of Oakley products are available to our team, the Radar EV and Jawbreaker models are the most popular among our riders for racing and training. Not only will the riders have the fastest eyewear on the bike but also the most stylish off the bike.
ENVE composites will be the wheel and cockpit providers for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2016. 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.
HIGH5 Sports Nutrition will be keeping Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka fuelled in training and racing throughout 2016. HIGH5 are the leading sports nutrition brand in the United Kingdom and will be working closely with the Team Dimension Data medical & performance team in 2016 to provide products tailor-made for our riders.
The Western Cape is our African Team’s preferred off-season training region. Cape Town and the whole area around offer not only a stunning scenery but also big potential to just get those miles in; certainly South Africa’s cycling destination number 1.
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.
Tacx will be providing Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with bottle cages and their fan favourite bidons. With more than 50 years in the cycling industry now, Tacx are synonymous with almost all the biggest teams in world cycling making for their bidons to be the perfect collectors item.
When it comes to bearings, there are no faster products than that produced by Ceramic Speed. With over 15 years’ experience, the hand assembled bearings from Denmark will give the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders the fastest and smoothest ride possible.
When you are holding on to your bar for 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather, you need a comfortable, durable and grippy bartape. Lizard Skins will be the bartape providers for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2016. Be sure to look out for some custom coloured bars during the course of the year, particularly when we are wearing a leaders jersey.
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.
Keeping the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders comfortable for hours on end will be the Fizik saddles. In their range of saddles they have products that have seen the countless hours of research and development pay off by producing the “Perfect Saddle”.
Is a Belgian company that specializes in bicycle lubricants, oils and cleaners. For the 2016 cycling season Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will partner with Morgan Blue to ensure all our bikes are in impeccable condition whenever our riders take to the starting line. Moreover, Morgan Blue will also supply the team with all massage products.
German based tire legend Continental will be the tires provider for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2016. 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 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 2016.
Speedplay are the brand of choice for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka when it comes to clipless pedals. The American company who are based in San Diego have been long-time supporters of our team and riders will continue to ride their top of the range Light Action Titanium pedals.
Biknd travel cases will keep our Cervélo bikes safe from damage while traveling the globe to get to the World’s most prestigious races. Biknd is a company that specializes in innovative bicycle accessories established in the province of Quebec, Canada.
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 the South African sun cream company on board once again.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka can charge its batteries anytime and anywhere in the world thanks to PowerTraveller. PowerTraveller designs, develops and manufactures an award winning range of portable power and solar chargers for electronic devices. Designed in the UK and tested to destruction in some of the world’s most inhospitable environments, the products give us freedom to pursue our active lifestyle by keeping essential lines of communication open whilst they are “off-grid”.
Arctic Heat USA will again be the body cooling vest supplier for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The lightweight Arctic Heat ice vests are used during the summer to pre-cool the riders before time trials and race stages. Pre-cooling helps to stabilize core body temperatures and reduces sweat rates whilst allowing the rider to warm up without getting too hot before the start. Arctic Heat allows the team to Cool Down and Fire Up for the big events.
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.
Once again the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders and coaches will be making use of the Office365 platform to stay organized throughout the season. A professional cycling team is only as efficient as its logistics communication systems, we are confident that Office365 offers us the best product to deliver world class performances on and off the bike.
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.