Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is proud to announce that Veit Hammer will strengthen the team‘s management as PR and Marketing Manager for the  2015 season. The 34-year old German, who has worked in sports media for several years, will focus on the further growth and development of the team’s marketing and communications. PR and Marketing Manager – Veit Hammer “It’s a great pleasure for me to join MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. With its charity background the team is outstanding within the world of professional cycling. I think the project is quite interesting and it motivates me that I will be able to help the needy inRead More →

The first training camp of Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung 2015 season reached its conclusion today after the final medical examinations were conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this morning. The riders and staff were generously welcomed to the magnificent Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch on the 23rd of November as they would play host to Africa’s Pro-Continental team for the next 8 days. A full schedule of team bonding events, meetings and presentations kept all staff and riders busy while it was also great that the Spier hotel was teaming with various different media personal daily. Some of the things that populated the camp scheduleRead More →

Africa’s first Pro-Continental cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, has proudly joined the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’s elite group of sporting ambassadors. World-famous long distance athlete Elana Meyer as well as champion wheelchair racer and hand cyclist Ernst van Dyk, both Laureus Ambassadors, welcomed the team to the Laureus family during their training camp for the 2015 season at Spier Wine Estate in the Western Cape. Following on from their fantastic 2013 debut season on the international cycling stage, the MTN-Qhubeka riders made history on 23 August 2014 as the first African team to compete in a Grand Tour, La Vuelta (the Tour ofRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are happy to announce that the UCI has confirmed the renewal of our Pro-Continental Licence for the 2015 season. After the procedural review conducted by the UCI and Ernest & Young, the license has been granted to our African team for the 3rd consecutive year now. This is the first step completed in becoming the top Pro-Continental team in 2015. Douglas Ryder – Team Principal “The registration process is time consuming and needs to be done right to maintain your credibility and sustainability with the UCI. Our partners MTN, Samsung and Qhubeka are incredible and continue to support the team in allRead More →

The South African domestic racing scene reached its conclusion yesterday with the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge, the 2nd biggest mass participation cycling event in both South Africa and the world. The MTN-Qhubeka World Cycling Centre Africa Feeder Team would end off a great season with an emphatic victory at yesterday’s race as Till Drobisch held a late attack all the way to the line. It was a selfless performance by the entire team that ensured the victory though, a quality the team has shown throughout the season. While the 2014 season may have reached its climax only one day ago, Team MTN-Qhubeka and the World Cycling Centre Africa haveRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be hosting its first training camp in preparation for the 2015 cycling season from 23-30 November at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm, in the Western Cape of South Africa. This will be the first time that all the new riders and staff will get together ahead of the team’s biggest cycling season yet. Spier Wine Farm has been chosen as the venue for the training camp as it is the provincial partner of the Wildlands Conservation Trust and the Qhubeka foundation. With Team MTN-Qhubeka continuing to raise awareness for the Qhubeka project globally, it is fitting that all the team’s partnersRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to announce that Alex Sans Vega and Jean-Pierre Heynderickx have joined the team, both taking on roles as Sports Directors. Sans Vega and Heynderickx will join up with existing sports directors, Jens Zemke and Michel Cornelisse to direct the African Pro-Continental team throughout the 2015 cycling season. Sans Vega comes with a wealth of experience after working for squads like Team CSC, Cervelo Test Team and NetApp Endura in the past. Sans Vega has also directed teams at more than 20 grand tours in his career as a sports director and will be invaluable to Team MTN-Qhubeka. Heynderickx is an ex-professional bike rider, most well-known for hisRead More →

  After announcing the arrival of a number of new riders for the 2015 cycling season, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders, Louis Meintjes, Jay Thomson & Nicolas Dougall shared their thoughts and excitement on continuing their careers with the African Pro-Continental team. All three South African riders have existing contracts which extend into the 2015 season. Rider – Louis Meintjes I am really happy that i am still part of Team MTN-Qhubeka in 2015. The team has signed some really good riders, i can’t wait to meet and learn from these new teammates of mine. The team is really taking a step up next year and this isRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are very happy to announce the signing of Natnael Berhane for the 2015 season. Berhane is a former African and Eritrean road race champion as well as the current national time trial champion of Eritrea. During last year’s Tour of Turkey, Berhane made history by becoming the first black African to win a professional cycling stage race in Europe when he won the races overall classification. Berhane also went on to win Africa’s most prestigious UCI race this year, The Tour of Amissa Bongo in Gabon, after out-sprinting Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez for the all-important bonus seconds on the final stage. Having spent the past 2 yearsRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is really happy to announce that Stephen Cummings will be joining Team MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 season. Cummings is a great addition to our 2015 squad as he brings with him a tremendous amount of strength and time trialing ability. Cummings’ experience will play a big role in supporting our team in the Classics next season. While riding in service of a leader for most of his career, Cummings has still managed to pick up a number of prestigious victories. Most recently, Cummings won the overall classification at Tour of the Mediterranean earlier this year. As part of our objective to globalise our team for increased support to theRead More →