The first monument of the year, Milan-Sanremo, takes place this Saturday and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be lining up at La Primavera with high hopes once again.  With two past champions as part of our roster, Gerald Ciolek and Matt Goss, the top step of the podium is our teams ultimate goal come Sunday. The team has also started to come into form at just the right time, Gerald’s 2nd place on Monday’s Tirreno stage and Steve Cummings overall 6th place at the Italian race has ensured a high morale ahead of the 295km classic. Essentially the Milan-Sanremo was the event that put MTN-Qhubeka p/bRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung has always been about more than just winning races. We measure our performance in helping to put 5.000 children on bikes. We are about changing lives with bicycles, which is why we are appealing to the public to help us win at Milan-San Remo this weekend. This Sunday as a team we will leave everything on the road over 295km and we’re asking you to join us and donate to Qhubeka to fund 295 bicycles. Our 2013 MSR champion Gerald Ciolek states: “Winning Milan-San Remo was huge, but what impressed me even more was the positive impact this win had onRead More →

After Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) set an unbeatable time early on, the final individual time trial stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico would end up being a battle of the seconds between the GC riders. Our Steven Cummings started the day 9th on GC but by finishing 8th on the stage, the Brit managed to secure a credible 6th overall. The first Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider to really make an impact on the leaderboard today was Edvald Boasson Hagen. Eddy crossed the line in 11’49” over the 10km course, which would be good enough for 10th position on the stage. By the time the GCRead More →

In a spectacular drag race sprint finish, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the 6th Tirreno-Adriatico stage. Our very own Gerald Ciolek was the rider in 2nd place with Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Soudal) 3rd. In a nail biting finale for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung fans, the African team took to the head of the race with 2km to go. Matt Goss did a stellar job, bringing the boys to the head of the race and then driving the pace upward. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg was next to take over as he held good speed to drop off Edvald Boasson Hagen and Gerald Ciolek in prime position with 500m to go.Read More →

Nairo Quintana was the first rider across the snow covered finish-line on the 5th Tirreno-Adriatico stage. Bauke Mollema (Trek Factory Racing) was 39″ behind the Colombian with Rigoberto Uran (Etixx – QuickStep) a further 9″ back.  With the stage finishing atop the 16.1km Terminillo climb, it was always going to be a battle of the GC riders today. There was an early break of 7 riders which got a maximum lead of 8 minutes, but despite their best efforts the GC teams had the final say on the finishing climb. Michele Scarponi (Astana) was the last of the escapees to be caught as the eventualRead More →

Youcef Reguigui has won the 20th edition of the Tour de Langkawi. The Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider was able to hold on to the yellow leaders jersey he donned after his emphatic stage victory yesterday. Today’s final stage was all that stood in the way of MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung claiming its first general classification victory of the year. At just 96km in distance, the stage was a fast and furious affair with multiple attacks going off the front in the early stages. With 13 riders within a minute of Youcef’s leaders jersey, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were on high alert and monitoring each andRead More →

218 kilometers from Indicatore (Arezzo) to Castelraimondo were on the agenda of the day. The course had some difficult offerings in the shape of the Poggio San Romualdo, 10.8 kilometers long with an average gradient of 6.4 %, and a difficult final circuit course. Wout Poels (Sky) made the most out of it and took the win solo. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung showed strength and helped Steve Cummings moving up in the overall. Luke Durbridge and Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) were the attackers of the day, going clear just a few kilometers into the race. The two Australians built up a lead of over 6 minutes,Read More →

The Tour de Langkawi reached its peak today with the tackling hill top finish at Fraser’s Hill. The climb was a late addition to the race course, after the removal of Genting Highlands. Nonetheless, its final steep 8 kilometers proved to be the perfect playground for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. After a few kilometers into today’s racing a four-man breakaway with Francesco Chicchi (Androni Giocattoli) and Liam Bertazzo (Southeast) went clear from the peloton and was able to built up lead of nearly 8 minutes. Back in the peloton it were Skydive Dubai and Tinkoff-Saxo who controlled the pace. Both teams were later joined by Sky.Read More →

Today’s third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico lead the peloton over 203 km from Cascina to Arezzo. The short but steep uphill finish suited Greg van Avermaet (BMC) best. The Belgian took the win from Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) and also moved into the Blue Leader Jersey. A breakaway of five got away early on the Tuscan roads. Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF), Danilo Wyss (BMC), Carlos Quintero (Colombia), Chad Haga (Giant-Alpecin) and Rick Flens (LottoNL-Jumbo) were able to built up a solid lead of over 14 minutes. In the final stages of today’s race Haga and Boem decided to drop their breakaway companions, butRead More →

youcef Youcef Reguigui sprinted to eighth place in the sixth and shortest stage of the Tour de Langkawi. The MTN-Qhubeka p/b Algerian successfully defended his third place overall, just one position behind his team mate Natnael Berhane. Race leader Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) won the mass sprint again to maintain his race lead, with Jakub Mareczko (Southeast) and Chris Sutton (Sky) second and third. A four-man group got away directly from the start of the 96.6km long stage from Maran to Karak. It was caught again with only five km to go, and MTN-Qhubeka moved to the front of the field to help set up theRead More →