Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s next race appointment will be Le Tour de Langkawi, which gets underway on Wednesday 24 February and will reach its conclusion after 8 stages, ending 2 March. Le Tour de Langkawi is an event which our African Team has competed in every year since 2008. The 2016 edition of the race will once again be an important fixture on our calendar, specifically because we return to the race as the defending champions. Last year Youcef Reguigui, our Algerian strongman, took an emphatic stage victory to Bukit Fraser before going on to win the race overall. Reguigui will not be returningRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce that Oli Cookson and Patrick Baransky will strengthen the team‘s management for the 2016 season. Their experience will help the team to further position itself in the top tier of cycling. Hailing from Manchester, Great Britain, Cookson joins our African team from Team Sky, where he has spent the last five seasons in an administrative role. He will take up the role as Performance and Technical Partner Manager. South African born Patrick Baransky has held the position of Group Sponsorship Manager at Nedbank, one of South Africa’s top banks and top 5 sponsor by value. HeRead More →

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) put on an impressive display of riding during today’s final Ruta del Sol stage, to win not only the stage but the overall classification as well. 2nd on the day went to Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) was 3rd. A late change to the route by the organisers made the stage a fair bit more challenging as the category 1 Peñas Blancas was now going to be ridden twice during the stage. As only a matter of seconds separated the top 15 riders on the general classfication, a number of teams were eager to make the racing today. This was evidentRead More →

The Tour of Oman reached its conclusion today with a sprint finish deciding the final stage in Matrah Corniche. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the final stage, beating Zico Waeytens (Giant-Alpecin) into 2nd and Soren Kragh Andersen (Giant-Alpecin) was 3rd. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) won the Tour of Oman overall. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka brought the week to a close with Edvald Boasson Hagen finishing 9th on today’s final stage. The sprint finale unfolded just after an early break of 6 riders were caught, this was thanks to Katusha and Astana controlling the time gap for the duration of the stage. It was our African Team’sRead More →

Stage 4 of the Ruta del Sol would be a 21km individual time trial which Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing) would win ahead of Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Jerome Coppel (IAM Cycling). Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did not necessarily have a specialist who could contend for the victory today but Kanstantsin Siutsou and Omar Fraile definitely gave the course a good crack, hoping to limit their time loss ahead of tomorrow’s all important Mountaintop finish stage. Unfortunately, Siutsou, who was looking to be on a really good run, hit the deck during his time trial effort and would lose a good chunk of timeRead More →

The 5th stage of the Tour of Oman would be a real highlight for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to victory after Jacques Janse van Rensburg spent all day in the breakaway. Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) was 2nd on the stage with Marco Canola (United Healthcare) taking 3rd. The day started according to plan for our African Team as Jacques Janse van Rensburg jumped into the early break of the day with Pieter Weening (Roompot) and Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale). The trio got away inside the opening 10km of the stage and powered ahead to a 6-minute lead.Read More →

The 3rd stage of the Ruta del Sol came down to another select group sprint with Oscar Gatto (Tinkoff-Saxo) taking the spoils today. Ben Swift (Team Sky) placed 2nd in the sprint and also took over the race lead, while Raymond Kreder (Roompot) was the rider to finish in 3rd on the stage. Once again Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka put an exciting twist on the final stages of the race, just as they had done during yesterday’s stage. When the early break of 9 riders had been caught around the 22km to go mark, Igor Anton and Omar Fraile both looked to take theirRead More →

The 4th stage of the Tour of Oman would be pivotal in the battle for the overall race lead and it was a challenge Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) proved to be up for, as he was first to cross the finish line atop Green Mountain. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) was 2nd and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) rounded out the podium. With the stage ending up the 8km Green Mountain climb that had an average gradient of 10%, everybody knew this is where all the real action would take place. There was an early escape of 10 riders though, but Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka along withRead More →

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) won the 2nd stage of the Ruta del Sol after a reduced group arrived at the finale to sprint for the win. Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) was 2nd with Ben Swift (Team Sky) the rider taking the final podium spot.  Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a quiet start to the stage when 4 riders got away to form the break of the day. As the peloton then later reeled the quartet in just before the only climb of the day started, with 30km to go, our African Team came to the fore to light up the race. With Team Sky setting theRead More →

The 3rd stage of the Tour of Oman saw a bunch kick decide the stage with the pre stage favourite, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) taking the win ahead of Moreno Hofland (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Roy Jans (Wanty Groupe Gobert). With the leader’s jersey on the shoulders of our Norwegian Champion, Edvald Boasson Hagen, our African Team took responsibility for today’s proceedings. 5 riders were allowed to go clear in the early stages of the race and our boys would hold the gap at around 3 minutes for the majority of the 176km stage. With not a single hill of any significance on route today, Kristoff was theRead More →