The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race came down to a reduced group sprint and it was Elia Viviani (Deceuninc-Quickstep) who took top honours. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) placed 2nd and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) was 3rd. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had much to be proud of, as our South African sprinter, impressed with a fast finishing 4th place. While disappointed on just missing out on what would’ve been his first ever World Tour podium, the 24-year-old rode an incredible race to be in contention over the tough parcours in Geelong. With Nicholas Dlamini attacking off the front with 25km to go, to Tom-Jelte Slagter andRead More →

The week-long race gets underway on Sunday 27 January featuring some of the world’s top riders. There are a number of sprint opportunities up for grabs, an individual time trial as well as a climb to the renowned Alto Colorado, where the GC competition could well be decided. Based in the beautiful north-western San Juan province of Argentina, the race will be passionately supported by the local fans and we’ve picked a mixture of youth and experience for this exciting event. Riders To Watch Mark Cavendish After being forced to cut his 2018 season short due to illness, the Manxman makes his return to racingRead More →

On Sunday, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will take on the first single day World Tour race of the season, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. After a week in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under, our same team of 7 riders have made the trip to Geelong for the 164km Cadel Evans Road Race. Our Riders to Watch Ryan Gibbons – Our young South African sprinter impressed at the recent Tour Down Under where he was able to climb with the best over both the Corkskrew and Willunga Hill. Michael Valgren – With a punchy finish, Valgren should not be written off forRead More →

Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) kept his Willunga Hill crown, winning for 6th time on the famous Australian hill today. Wout Poels (Team Sky) placed 2nd and Darly Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) finished 3rd, to secure the overall victory. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started the stage with high hopes for Ryan Gibbons, our South African sprinter who was sitting 4th overall at the beginning of the day. It was a tall ask to have the 24 -year-old go toe-to-toe with the best climbers in the race but he sure gave it his all. The first time over Willunga, Gibbons was looking good in a reduced group that alsoRead More →

The 5th stage of the Tour Down Under ended with a mass sprint in Strathalbyn. It was Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) who crossed the line first, but he was later disqualified for a headbutting Jasper Philipsen (UAE-Emirates) in the finale, handing the victory to the Belgian. For us, it was again about Ryan Gibbons giving the mass sprint a go. Our South African would secure 8th place, which was enough to see him move up to 4th place on GC and also pull on the young riders jersey heading into tomorrow’s final stage. “Once again, not totally happy with the stage result. I was definitely hopingRead More →

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) sprinted to victory at today’s 4th stage of the Tour Down Under. Patrick Bevin (CCC) was 2nd with Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) rounding out the stage podium in 3rd. Today’s stage of the Tour Down Under was all about the famous Corkscrew climb which peaked with only 6km to go. Over the summit 4 riders had a small gap on a select group of chasers. To our pleasant surprise, Ryan Gibbons had manged to climb his way into that select group, which contained only 16 riders. On the descent to the line, the leading quartet was caught by the chasers and aRead More →

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won his 2nd consecutive stage finishing in Uraidla by taking out stage 3 of this year’s race. Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) was 2nd and in 3rd , it was Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott). Team Dimension Data can be happy with today’s proceedings as Nic Dlamini represented our African Team colours proudly in the breakaway all stage. Once the race came back together, Ryan Gibbons showed his strength, following a dangerous move of Michael Woods (EF-Education First) in the final 2km of the race. With a reduced group of 37 riders coming to the line, Team Dimension Data still had 4 riders represented. GibbonsRead More →

Paddy Bevin (CCC) won the crashed marred stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under, beating Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the line. For Team Dimension Data, as Lars Bak so adequately put it after the stage, “Today was all about saving Private Ryan”. That being young Ryan Gibbons of course. Unfortunately Gibbons didn’t get to show of his sprinting prowess today, following his 5th place finish yesterday, as a mass crash in the final kilometer held up nearly all of the peloton. Fortunately none of our Team Dimension Data boys were involved but with all being caught behind it, contesting forRead More →

Africa’s first ever UCI World Tour team, Dimension Data for Qhubeka have announced a new partnership with British Sports Nutrition Brand OTE Sports as their Official Sports Nutrition Supplier for the 2019 season and beyond. OTE Sports will work closely with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s sports nutritionists to develop bespoke hydration, fuelling and recovery strategies, with riders using their award-winning sports nutrition range throughout the season. OTE Sports are also committing to raise funds for 100 Qhubeka Bikes through a series of fund-raising events in 2019. The Qhubeka initiative aims to mobilise the African people through the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign by providing free bicycles toRead More →

The opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under ended in a mass sprint and it was Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick Step) who took the stage honours. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had much to smile about as our South African sprinter, Ryan Gibbons, got up for a fine fifth place finish. For Gibbons and Team Dimension Data it was just the positive start to the season we were looking for. With another sprint stage tomorrow, the South African sprinter will have his eye on a placing slightly higher up on the finish sheet before our GC contenders, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Michael Valgren and BenRead More →