Jannik Steimle (Deceuninck-Quickstep) took a solo victory at the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen today. Timo Roosen (Jumbo-Visma) & Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) rounded out the podium. It was a day of fast and windy racing around Koolskamp, with the definitive echelons forming in the final 40km of the race. Initially a group of 35-odd riders made the front echelon with around 5 laps (11km laps) remaining, we had 5-riders represented in that front split. 2 laps later and a few other riders had been dropped but Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka still had both our sprinters in the lead group, Giacomo Nizzolo and Mark Cavendish. Deceunick-Quickstep hadRead More →

On Saturday Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be involved in two one day classics, the Belgian UCI 1.HC Primus Classic and the Italian UCI 1.1 Memorial Marco Pantani. The team for the Primus Classic will be similar to that of our lineup for Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen, with again a strong sprint potential focus ready for the 198km race. Giacomo Nizzolo & Mark Cavendish will be joined by Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Bernie Eisel, Julien Vermote, Jay Thomson and Lars Bak at the Primus Classic. The Memorial Marco Pantani, could also lend itself to the fast men but the earlier climbs over the 200km parcour willRead More →

On Friday Team Dimension Data will start its first of a series of season ending one day classics, the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. The UCI 1.1 event in Belgium will be our first of 11 one day events, which we will compete in over the next month. The sprint friendly Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen takes place on Friday, over a 11km lap in Koolskamp, which will need to be completed 16 times. Team Dimension Data will start the race with a solid lineup of sprint power. Giacomo Nizzolo & Mark Cavendish will be joined by Bernie Eisel, Julien Vermote, Jay Thomson, Lars Bak and stagiaire, Alexander Konychev.Read More →

Following his crash during stage five of the Tour of Britain Steve Cummings has been discharged from hospital. He underwent thorough diagnostics at the neurosurgical department in Liverpool and was found to have fractured four vertebrae of the thoracic spine. Luckily no further neurological damage occurred and an operation is not necessary. Under conservative treatment he now needs to fully recover and will not be able to participate in any further races until the end of the season. We would like to extend our gratitude for all the messages of support we’ve received for Steve, and wish him a speedy recovery.Read More →

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (Team CCC),  with Tom Jelte Slagter claiming 6th place for us. The early breakaway of six riders enjoyed the majority of the day in front, but were swept up with two laps of the 12,6km circuit to go. Following that, there were plenty of attacks off the front. However, all the attacks were neutralised, and with 1km to go, the reduced bunch sprinted to the line, with Matthews taking the win. Tom Jelte Slagter crossed the line in 6th place for us. Michael Valgren tookRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were announced as winners at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards 2019 in New York on Thursday as the Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in the Sport for Good category. This is for our work with the Qhubeka charity. The award recognises organizations that are using their reach, resources and influence to effect change. Together with our partners, supporters, riders and staff we have funded over 27 000 bikes to Qhubeka. These funds are channelled into Qhubeka’s scholar mobility and mechanic training programmes, which help children to access education, help support skills development and job creation in South Africa. This year’s BeyondRead More →

Sergio Higuita (EF Education First) took a solo victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) finished in 2nd and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was 3rd. It was another big climbing day at the Vuelta Espana with four category one climbs on the menu of the 177km stage. Team Dimension Data were once again looking to find the early break and so were very active in the opening kilometers. Unfortunately for us, disaster struck early as Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier crashed heavily into some street furniture while following a counter attack move. Our young Eritrean who was having a stellar Vuelta Espana, sitting inRead More →

We are very proud to announce that Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Global Awards 2019 in the Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good category, for our work with Qhubeka Charity. Together with our partners, supporters, riders and staff we have funded over 27 000 bikes to Qhubeka. The funds raised by the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign are channelled into Qhubeka’s scholar mobility and mechanic training programmes. This initiative helps children to get to school and sports activities more easily, and mechanics to access economic opportunities. In its 11th year as the pinnacle of purpose-driven sports awards, this year’s shortlist forRead More →

This Friday we will lineup in Canada for the first of the two UCI World Tour one-day races, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, with the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal taking place on Sunday. Both races are circuits around the cities of Québec and Montréal , spanning over 200 kms, with the peloton lapping the Québec course 16 times and the Montréal course consisting of 18 laps. Michael Valgren, Enrico Gasparotto and Roman Kreuziger will headline our roster. Valgren claimed two top 10 spots in last year’s editions of the races, and in his most recent outing for the team, claimed 4th in theRead More →

British star Steve Cummings was forced to abandon the OVO Energy Tour of Britain following a crash with 50km to go on stage five. He was immediately assessed by the race doctor and then transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Scans revealed that he suffered a fracture as a result of the crash which requires further investigation; and so he will spend the night in hospital. An update on his condition will be supplied in due course. QUOTE “It was really cool to see everyone today, I knew every road, and the support myself and the team received was fantastic. “To everyone that’s sentRead More →