Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) won the 3rd stage of the Santos Tour Down Under from a 10 rider group sprint. Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) was 2nd with Michael Woods (Cannondale) in 3rd place. The early racing saw a lone escapee, Laurens De Vreese (Astana), jump clear from kilometer zero. The peloton were happy to let him go as it was inevitable that he would be caught before the much awaited climb up Corkscrew Road. The catch took place with 21km to go and it was race on from that point. As riders descended at speeds touching 90km/h toward the start of the Corkscrew climb, there wasRead More →

Africa’s first ever UCI World Tour team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, will use the full range of HIGH5’s innovative products, which have been scientifically tested and proven to improve performance.

 After three successful years in the Pro Continental ranks, the team is starting its first ever season in cycling’s top ranks to cement its place as one of the top teams in world cycling. Last year the team, fuelled by HIGH5, made history as the first African registered cycling team to compete in the Tour de France, which included Steve Cumming’s memorable win on Mandela Day. Steve Cummings, 2015 Tour de France stage winner,Read More →

  Jay McCarthy (Tinkoff) won the crash affected 2nd stage of the Tour Down Under. He just pipped Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) on the line with Rohan Dennis (BMC) in 3rd. McCarthy also took over the race lead. The 2nd stage of the Tour Down Under ran its course over an undulating circuit around Stirling. 4 riders tried to escape from the peloton in the early stages, but a fast start strung the peloton out and nullified the early breakaway attempts. It was only after 35km that Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soudal) put some daylight between himself and the peloton, embarking on a solo mission. Riding to aRead More →

  Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka got its World Tour season off to a cracking start with Mark Renshaw sprinting to 2nd place at the opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEDGE) took the top spot on the day and also the race leaders jersey. Wouter Wippert (Cannondale) completed the stage podium in 3rd. The stage was characterized by temperatures in the upper 30’s centigrade and a 3 man breakaway. Martijn Keizer (Lotto-Jumbo), Alexis Gougeard (AG2R La Mondiale) and Sean Lake (UniSA) were the escapees on the day. Orica-GreenEDGE assumed control of the peloton for the majority of the stage, keepingRead More →

The People’s Choice Classic, which serves as the curtain raiser to the Santos Tour Down Under, saw Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEDGE) sprint to victory ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Adam Blythe (Tinkoff). The 51km criterium race got off to a blistering start with attacks from the gun. Jaco Venter and Songezo Jim were both up there paying attention to the moves for our African Team. At such a high pace, nothing was getting away. No breakaway attempts ever got much more than a 15 second lead and so it was always destined to finish in a mass sprint. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg was on theRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will get its World Tour campaign underway at the season opening Santos Tour Down Under, which takes place from the 17-24 January in Adelaide, Australia.  After Cameron Meyer, Nathan Haas and Mark Renshaw got us off to a great start at the Australian National Road Champs last week, our African Team are motivated to make an impression at our first UCI World Tour event of 2016. Once again the Santos Tour Down Under will get underway with the curtain raising People’s Choice Classic Criterium on Sunday 17 January. The stage race then officially gets underway on Tuesday the 19th, andRead More →

Jack Bobridge (Trek-Segafredo) went on to win the Australian National Road Race after he capitalised on a race long breakaway. Cameron Meyer came home in 2nd position on the day with Patrick Lane (Avanti) securing 3rd place. It was on the first of 18 10.2km laps that a large group of 21 riders went clear over the Mt. Buninyong climb. Eventual race winner Bobridge was part of this escape, as too was our very own Mark Renshaw.  With just over 60km raced, the peloton were already 7 minutes down on the break and Bobridge would throw caution to the wind at this point. Bobridge wouldRead More →

The Australian National Road Championships will see Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in competition for the first time this year. All three of our Aussies, Nathan Haas, Cameron Meyer and Mark Renshaw are set to line up for Sunday’s road race.   Taking place in Ballarat once again, the elite men will be racing over a well-known 183.6km. The course has always lent itself to an attacking race with the opportunists in with a good shout during the 18 10.2km laps. As per usual, the two home teams of Orica-GreenEDGE and Drapac Cycling will have to shoulder much of the responsibility for the races outcomeRead More →

As we enter the new year, we are delighted to introduce our African Team for 2016. Racing as the first ever UCI World Tour team from the African continent, our official team name is Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. We are highly motivated to embark on this new journey, and to ride the unridden roads for African cycling, with the Qhubeka Charity as the motivation behind our mission. In Dimension Data, Deloitte, and Cervélo among all others we have passionate partners, incredible in their professionalism and dedicated in their support of our team. There is much in store for the 2016 season, for the team,Read More →

MET will auction off Steve Cummings’ stage-winning Tour de France special edition RIVALE helmet and Daniel Teklehaimanot’s polka dot RIVALE for charity. Auction proceeds will be donated to the Qhubeka charity, which is World Bicycle Relief’s program in South Africa. Both auctions end on December 25th. A truly historic day with an iconic image that has already been deeply engrained in cycling history: British pro cyclist Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the 2015 edition of the Tour de France, marking the first ever victory for an African cycling team in the world’s most important bicycle race. MET provided Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung with aRead More →