The 4th stage of the Tour of Qatar saw Jaco Venter go on the offensive, attacking with Dimitry Gruzdev (Astana) and Jarl Salomein (Topsport-Vlaanderen) after just 10km of racing. The trio built a lead of up to 3’45” at one stage before the prevailing winds ignited the chase from the peloton. The escape was not to be despite the brave effort from the attackers. The sprinters teams nullified the gap with 18km remaining and a nervy bunch sprint then ensued. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were in the mix for the finale and with 8km to go we were in control of the peloton. Theo BosRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung and world renowned Sport Scientist and Performance Coach, Dr Sherylle Calder are all set for a winning combination during the 2015 cycling season. ‘Decision-making starts with the eyes’ – will be the common principal augmenting these two great organisations. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung recently received a wild card invitation to the 102nd Le Tour de France, starting on July 4th, 2015. In the run-on to the toughest sporting event on earth, Calder will assist South Africa’s first cycling team to participate on this stage with her EyeGym™ programme – a comprehensive visual performance training system designed to incorporate field- and computer-basedRead More →

The 3rd stage of the Tour of Qatar had riders tackle a 10.9km individual time trial. After yesterday’s brutal day in the desert where riders were battered by sand and wind, the peloton were again exposed to the unrelenting elements albeit for just 10.9km.  Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had Edvald Boasson Hagen give the course a good crack and the Norwegian star was able to come in just 21 seconds down on eventual winner, Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quickstep). This performance was good enough to net 8th position for the MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider on the stage. Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) and Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)Read More →

The first day of racing at the African Continental Championships saw the elite men tackle the team time trial discipline in Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had 6 riders competing during the day and we are proud to have had all 6 riders earn medals for their respective nations. Both Eritrea and South Africa had 3 MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders each in their 4 man teams. Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus and Natnael Berhane were all representing the East African nation. Jay Thomson, Louis Meintjes and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg were flying the colours for the host nation. It is also worth noting that theRead More →

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) took the victory at the Tour of Qatar today. Kristoff got away with a group of 15 riders in the final 30km’s of racing and was able to pip Andrea Gaurdini (Astana) and Greg van Avermaet (BMC) to the line. A frantic start to the 2nd stage of the Tour of Qatar saw echelons forming from the gun. Riders were spread all across the desert road during the first hour of racing as Etixx-Quickstep piled on the pressure during a sandstorm of note. Thankfully for some, the howling crosswind soon become more of a tailwind and a general regrouping took place withRead More →

  This week the African Continental Cycling Championships will take place in Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal from 9-14 February. Riders will be representing their nations in the hope of earning some valuable UCI points ahead of the 2016 Olympic year while also hoping to ride away with the coveted African titles. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will have 8 of its riders represented at the championships throughout the week. Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Louis Meintjes, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson will represent South Africa. Merhawi Kudus, Natnael Berhane and Daniel Teklehaimanot will be in the colours of Eritrea. Adrien Niyonshuti will be flying the flag asRead More →

It was another early start for our riders at the South African Championships. With defending champion Louis Meintjes at the start line the pressure was on MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. And the team lived up to it. At the end Jacques Janse van Rensburg soloed to an impressive victory in Mbombela. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung was flying its flag right from the beginning. Jacques was quick enough to make the move and go with the first break of the day. The group of six went clear after just a few kilometers of racing and built up a solid lead of 6 minutes. The break featured other strong riders suchRead More →

Tyler Farrar underlined his strong performance at the Herald Sun Tour with another podium finish. After 147km from Mitchelton Winery to Nagambie he came home in second position, with only Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica-Greenedge) being faster across the line. In the overall Cameron Meyer (Orica-Greenedge) held on to the lead. Today’s stage saw an early break going clear. The wet roads helped the group of six to quickly establish a lead of 3 minutes. Having no rider in the front group Songezo Jim and Nic Dougall showed the stripes at the front of the peloton. They did well and played an important role in the chase.Read More →

The 118km 2nd road stage of the Herald Sun Tour saw a bunch sprint decide the victor with Caleb Ewan (Orica-Greenedge) being first across the line. Steele van Hoff (Australia) and Samuel Witmitz (Budget Forklifts) would claim 2nd and 3rd respectively. Cameron Meyer (Orica-Greenedge) held on to the yellow jersey. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had another good day out as Tyler Farrar featured prominently in the 3 man break of the day. Farrar was joined by Will Clarke (Drapac) and Michael Cumming (JLT Condor) after 40km of racing. The bunch was a bit nervous to give the trio too much of a gap even thoughRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will feature in the Tour of Qatar for the first time, this year. The desert race has become a mainstay fixture on the international cycling calendar and is an important event for all riders hoping to have a successful classics campaign. The UCI 2.HC event takes place from the 8-13 February and consists of 5 pan flat road stages and a 10.9km TT on stage 3. While there is almost zero meters gained or lost in altitude, soaring heat and extreme wind characterise this race. With such racing conditions, it is no wonder that classics specialists and sprinters are the ridersRead More →