Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will venture onto Australian soil for the first time in almost 4 years when they take to the the start of both the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Herald Sun Tour. The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a UCI 1.1 event that takes place on the 1st of February. The UCI 2.1 Herald Sun Tour spans over 5 days from the 4th – 8th February. The last time our African team competed in Australia was back in 2011, when they took part in the Herald Sun Tour as a continental team. It was a successful outingRead More →

The 2nd day of racing at the Mallorca Challenge proved to be a magical day for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as Steve Cummings earned our team’s first victory of the season! Steve put in a late attack with just a kilometer to go after teammate Johann van Zyl spent over 145km’s in the days’ main breakaway.  Johann was a shining star today as he showed some strong form and was clearly the strongest rider in the original 10 man break. On the lower slopes of the Cat 1 Puig Major, our young South African, along with Jose Goncalves (Caja-Rural) and Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Garmin),  rodeRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be using the ROTOR Q-Rings this season on all models of its Cervélo bikes. We are quite excited at this partnership and are pleased to report that ROTOR’s passion and support for the Qhubeka initiative has led them to produce special edition ROTOR Q-Rings for Qhubeka. The special edition Q-Rings will still be produced using ROTOR’s flagship Q-Rings design and technology. Q-Rings orient the chainring around a riders unique pedaling characteristics relative to both the ring’s ovalisation and form factors in order to improve performance. The ROTOR Q-Rings for Qhubeka will feature the unmistakable Yellow “Hand Up” Qhubeka logo onRead More →

Today saw MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung begin their racing season at the Mallorca Challenge. Unfortunately we did not have the ideal start to our seasons campaign as Andreas Stauff crashed out of the race in the closing kilometers. It was a chaotic finale as the crosswinds pushed the peloton into the gutters. The high speed and limited road space made it a tough fight for position, eventually resulting in our German hitting the tarmac. It was later discovered that Andy had indeed fractured his collarbone. It is unfortunate for Andy as he was in really good shape and looking forward to the start of the season.Read More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung started its 2015 season off in bitter sweet fashion as early reports suggest Andreas Stauff has broken his collarbone during today’s first Challenge Mallorca race. The win was taken out by Matteo Pelucchi (IAM Cycling) though from a sprint finish. Elia Viviani (SKY) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) rounded out the podium. The days racing was characterised by a two man break. Alex Kirsch (Cult Energy) and Damien Garcia (Froy Oslo) built up a lead of just over 12 minutes before Lotto-Soudal and Cofidis started to reel them in. Kirsch would eventually go solo in the final 30km’s of racing butRead More →

The Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Mallorca training camp reached its conclusion yesterday after 11 successful days on the Spanish island. Despite some adverse weather conditions the motivation was high throughout the camp and a great foundation was laid by all riders and staff for the coming season. Daily training rides of up to 7 and a half hours coupled with various other training sessions made sure riders are well prepared for their early season goals. It was great to have a number of our partners join us on camp as well, all fine tuning their products to each of our riders specifications. The commitment shown byRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will begin its racing season at the Challenge Mallorca starting on the 29th of January. The Challenge Mallorca is comprised of 4 separate one day races (UCI 1.1) taking place over 4 days on the island of Mallorca. Teams are allowed to select new rosters for each race, alternating riders to suit the parcours. The Challenge Mallorca brings back fond memories to the MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders as both Kristian Sbaragli and Edvald Boasson Hagen enjoyed multiple top 10 placings last year, including Edvald’s 2nd place finish on the 3rd day of racing. This year MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will have aRead More →

Today the organisers of the Amgen Tour of California announced the 18 teams that will participate in its 10th anniversary event. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are really happy to have been included in this years’ edition of the race. The Amgen Tour of California is America’s premier cycling race and takes place from 10-17 May. The Amgen Tour of California is a race that for the last two years we hoped we would be invited to, we are grateful that this year we have been given our chance. If you look at past editions of the race, you will see it attracts some of theRead More →

Today RCS Sport announced the wildcard recipients for their respective 2015 World Tour events. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted that for the 3rd year running, they have been included in both the Tirreno Adriatico and Milan Sanremo events. We would like to thank RCS Sport for extending these invitations to our team. We don’t think anybody could forget our debut appearance at the 2013 Milan Sanremo. It was the race in which our African team was announced to the world as Gerald Ciolek triumphed, giving our team its biggest victory to date. Obviously this victory has a special place in our teams history andRead More →

New season, new look and some exciting things are to come! The riders are about to get rolling and show their stripes on racing ground. Be the first one to get your hands on our new kit and win one of two jerseys, signed by our riders. To enter the competition all you have to do is ask our riders an ‘either or’ type question. Does Edvald Boasson Hagen prefer SUV’s or fast cars? Does Louis Meintjes rather like to keep things quiet before a race or to listen to music? Does Steve Cummings favour tea or coffee? Are our riders married or not? Well, this is yourRead More →