Earlier today the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) announced the 22 teams that will participate in the 2015 Tour de France. Along with the 17 World Tour teams, 5 wild card teams were announced with MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung receiving an invitation. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung would like to thank the ASO for the invitation and to congratulate the other 4 wild card recipients, Europcar, Cofidis, Bretagne-Seche Environnment and Bora-Argon 18. To receive a wild card for the Tour de France is a dream come true for the entire MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung team, while it is also a historic moment for World and African cycling. In all theRead More →

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be riding on the famed Cervélo bikes for the 2015 season. Cervélo is a world renowned bicycle brand known for making the worlds fastest and lightest bicycles. Cervélo was founded in 1995 by Phil White and our teams current Director of Fan Engagement, Gerard Vroomen. As a company Cervélo was built around the philosophy of not just making something different, but of making something better. To this day we know the company has stayed true to its word as the World Championship titles and various other accolades speak for themselves. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be making use of the companiesRead More →

The launching of our 2015 team kit has attracted a lot of attention over the last month and we have been pleasantly surprised at the response we have received. Comparisons have been made with world renowned sporting teams like the Juventus and Newcastle football clubs as well as to the Collingwood Australian rules football club, all of which are teams steeped in sporting tradition.  A number of fans have speculated on the teams thought process behind the design and in a series of ‘Behind the Stripes’ articles, we will reveal that exact process. After we released the first few images of our new kit, we caughtRead More →

The 2015 season is a go and we at MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung can’t wait to get out there racing. We were able to strengthen the depth of our roster and brought some new partners on board. Together we want to globalize the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also share our ambitious goals in terms of development of African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Nelson Mandela once said, that “sport has the power to change the world, […] that it has the power to unite people!” Putting the meaning of these words into perspective easily describes our motivation for the coming months. “I would like toRead More →

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 →