The UCI World Tour peloton heads to the United Arab Emirates this weekend for the inaugural edition of the 7-stage UAE Tour, starting on Sunday. After a successful opening World Tour campaign in Australia, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will look to improve on our World Tour ranking with another strong performance at the UAE Tour. The UAE Tour offers something for all types of riders with 3 sprint stages, 2 big mountain summit finishes, 1 punchy stage and a team time trial that will get the race underway. Our riders to watchMark Cavendish – Making his return to racing at the Vuelta a SanRead More →

Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Emirates) won the 2nd stage of the Volta ao Algarve, climbing to victory ahead of Wout Poels (Team Sky) and Enric Mas (Deceuninck-Quickstep). The tough final 8km climb of the 2nd Volta ao Algarve stage did not neccasarily suit any of our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders, but that did not stop Michael Valgren from going toe-to-toe with the specialist climbers. Our Danish star dug deep to match the pace set by Team Sky on the slopes of the Alto da Foia, eventually hanging on to finish in a credible 10th place. Stage 2 Results 1st – Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Emirates) 2nd –Read More →

Giacomo Nizzolo claimed Team Dimension Data’s second win of the season, taking top honours at today’s final stage of the Tour of Oman. Nizzolo outsprinted fellow countrymen Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain) and Davide Ballerini (Astana). Ryan Gibbons finished in 5th. Nizzolo’s win brings a good week of racing in Oman to an end, where Team Dimension Data where part of the action the whole week with multiple strong finishes, thanks to Gibbons and Nizzolo. After wearing the white jersey for 4 stages, Gibbons finished 5th overall in the Youth category. Jacques Janse van Rensburg was our best placed rider on the GC, finishing 12th overall withRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will head to the Volta ao Algarve, with the UCI 2.HC event starting on Wednesday and ending Sunday, after 5 testing stages. The Volta ao Algarve is back on our African Team’s calendar after a successful outing last year, which saw us pick up a top 10 overall GC result as well as Ben King securing the King of the Mountains jersey. Our Riders to Watch Edvald Boasson Hagen – Fresh off the back of taking the opening time trial stage win of Vuelta Valenciana, “The Boss” is back in action at Algarve. He’ll no doubt be looking forward toRead More →

Ryan Gibbons followed up the team’s excellent work in stage one to finish third in stage two of the Tour of Oman. Alexey Lutsenko – the race’s defending champion – won the stage by three seconds with Alexander Kristoff winning the sprint for second, after his victory on the opening day. The result sees Gibbons take over the white jersey for the leading young rider in the race by four seconds ahead of Elie Gesbert, while he currently is third in the General Classification. He said it “(It was a) Pretty good stage, quite a technical finish with a bit of a climb towards theRead More →

Giacomo Nizzolo finished fourth on the opening stage of the Tour of Oman as Alexander Kristoff (UAE) won the stage that finished at Suhar Corniche. Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) were second and third respectively. The rest of our team all finished safely in the front group with Ryan Gibbons in 20th spot except for the ever-hardworking Jaco Venter who was just over a minute behind. He said it “Today the stage was quite stressy because of the wind, the team helped me all the way so I’m very thankful. The sprint was hectic because of the tail-wind and I was a bitRead More →

The 10th edition of the Tour of Oman once again should feature some exciting racing with opportunities on offer for all types of riders over the course of the six stages. Our line-up sees 3 riders fresh from the South African championships on the start line while Ben O’Connor and Tom-Jelte Slagter are joined by the Italian duo of Giacomo Nizzolo and Enrico Gasparotto, who both opened their accounts for Team Dimension Data at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Riders to watch Our team sees us well covered for any eventuality so keep a keen eye out for Ben O’Connor, Enrico Gasparotto and RyanRead More →

Dylan Groenewegen (Team Visma-Jumbo) sprinted to the final stage victory of the Vuelta Valenciana as Jon Izagirre (Team Astana) took out the overall race victory. The Vuelta Valencia came to a close with just a short 88km sprint stage ending in a few circuit laps in the main city. It was a technical local lap in Valencia, that saw a large crash in the final kilometers, but fortunately none of our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders were involved. Boasson Hagen got through the carnage on the final lap to contest the sprint, but it was Groenewegen who was fastest. Our Norwegian capped off aRead More →

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) successfully defended his South African road race title, beating our Ryan Gibbons and Stefan de Bod into the minor podium placings. A tough 162km circuit race around the City of Tshwane played host to the South African road race championships. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had the numbers advantage with 7 strong riders on the start line but defending champion Daryl Impey, as one of the top riders in the world, was going to be tough to beat. Our African Team was able to get into a good position with Nicholas Dlamini up the road, solo in the final 15km, and ImpeyRead More →

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won the Queen stage of the Vuelta a Valenciana, climbing to the stage win ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Pello Bilbao (Astana) Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were fully behind Edvald Boasson Hagen today, trying to set up the Norwegian for the final cat 2 finishing climb. It was a tall order asking our sprinter to go head to head with the climbers but Boasson Hagen was prepared to roll the dice. Some strong early work by the likes of Lars Bak, Jay Thomson, Giacomo Nizzolo was backed up by strong support from Ben King, Enrico Gasparotto and Roman Kruziger toRead More →