The opening stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya ended in a mass sprint with Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) taking a relatively easy victory ahead of Ben Swift (Team Sky) and Daryl Impey (Orica-Greenedge). Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were part of the early action as Cameron Meyer broke away with Boris Dron (Wanty Groupe Gobert) and Luis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural) inside of the first 10 kilometers of the stage. It would be a medium climbing day as the riders had 5 categorised climbs to deal with after leaving Callela on a 175km circular route. Meyer and his two fellow breakaway mates rode ahead ofRead More →

The classics season got into full swing today with Milan Sanremo on the menu. With 291km La Primavera is the longest race in the World Tour calendar and a landslide forced the organizers to make it even longer this time around. Arnaud Demare (FDJ) dealt with it best, to take home the prestigious win on Sanremo’s Via Roma, after a strong attack by Edvald Boasson Hagen on the final kilometer. The race got off to a fast start. 11 riders broke clear after 14km and built up a lead of more than 10 minutes. Jan Barta (Bora-Argon18), Roger Kluge (IAM), Maarten Tjallingii (LottoNL-Jumbo), and MatteoRead More →

The UCI World Tour continues with the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya being the next stage race on the calendar. Starting on Monday 21 March, riders will take on 7 tough road stages before finishing in Barcelona on Sunday 27 March. It will be the first time our African Team race the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will have a competitive squad lining up at the start in Calella on Monday. While stages 3 and 4 could both be considered the mountain stages where the most time should be gained or lost, there is not a single flat stage in the otherRead More →

The 107th edition of the Milano-Sanremo takes place this Saturday, 19 March. The first cycling monument of the 2016 season has all the makings of a great race and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are looking forward to being part of professional cycling’s longest one-day classic. It will be the 4th time our African Team take to the start of the Milano-Sanremo. “La Primavera”, as it is known throughout Europe, has been a special race for our African Team and the spring classic we have always performed well at over the years. Gerald Ciolek’s victory in 2013 was the victory that introduced the world toRead More →

It’s been two weeks since we have asked you, if Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jacques Janse van Rensburg are related? Well, we knew – and plenty of you did to! It was a hard task to draw from all the correct and even more creative answers. However, we found a winner in Ricardo Filipe Santos Gonçalves. Here’s his answer. Yes, they are related. They are connected by great values, that drive all the riders and all the staff of Team Dimension Data. The values of riding for Qhubeka, of representing Africa at the World stage, of being the ambassadors of more than 1 billionRead More →

Tirreno-Adriatico wrapped up with a 10km flat time trial today in San Benedetto del Tronto. Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) came out on top, sailing to the win by a margin of more than 10 seconds to 2nd place finisher Johan Le Bon (FDJ). Norwegian time trial champion Edvald Boasson Hagen held the flag high for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka by finishing 8th on the day. Boasson Hagen got off to a good start and would come close to eventual race winner Cancellara at the intermediate check, clocking the 2nd fastest time of the day at this point. Even though he wasn’t able to keepRead More →

Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won the 6th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico by out sprinting Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky). Van Avermaet also took over the race leaders blue jersey heading into tomorrow’s final stage.  It was a rather uneventful stage to begin with as the first 180km of the stage was almost pan flat. 6 riders got away in the opening 10km and after reaching a 6-minute advantage, a number of teams including our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders began working on the front of the peloton. The escapees didn’t have much hope of succeeding as most teams believed today’s finale,Read More →

The final stage of the Paris-Nice saw Tim Wellens (Lottos-Fixall) take the stage victory ahead of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Richie Porte (BMC Racing). Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won the race overall. For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka the day began with Jacques Janse van Rensburg not able to take the start. Our South African climber crashed during yesterday’s stage and while he was able to finish the stage, Janse van Rensburg injured his ribs which prevented him from racing today’s final stage. With just 4 riders left in the race, it was always going to be a difficult day for our African Team goingRead More →

It was a dream day for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka during the 4th Tirreno-Adriatico stage. Steve Cummings soloed to an incredible stage win and Natnael Berhane put the icing on the cake by securing 3rd position on the stage. Jens Herrndorff was there to capture the emotions of the day.Read More →

Stage 6 of Paris-Nice proved to be a tough one for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. With 7 categorised climbs and a summit finish at La Madone d’Utelle it was always going to be a hard day in the saddle. The Maritime Alps characterise the hinterland of Nice and the first climb of the day awaited the peloton only a few kilometres into the race. Our Algerian fast man Youcef Reguigui had to call it quits on the early slopes of the Côte de Gattièrres due to a knee injury he sustained a few days ago. Luck didn’t pick up for our African team withRead More →