The 3rd race of the Mallorca Challenge had Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) take a solo win ahead of a select group. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) won the sprint for 2nd with Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) in 3rd. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a really positive day, being part of the action from start to finish. First up Johann van Zyl was part of the early action, winning the sprint prime which earned him the Meta Volante prize on the day. Then it was Daniel Teklehaimanot who made it into the 23 rider break of the day. The big break only got a maximum of 2 minutes’Read More →

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race takes place on Sunday 31 January in Geelong, Australia. The UCI 1.HC event will also be the debut race for Mark Cavendish in Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka colours. The course will remain unchanged in 2016 after a successful inaugural event in 2015. Riders will be faced with a 174km parcours, of which the finale will be run over 3 laps around Geelong. This circuit, already well known after the 2010 World Championships, will once again provide for an unpredictable and exciting race. Our African Team will be led by Mark Cavendish. Nathan Haas who was 3rd inRead More →

The 2nd Challenge Mallorca race saw Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-Quickstep) take the win after a late solo escape. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) was 2nd and Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep) was 3rd. Racing got underway in cool overcast conditions with numerous riders trying to get into the early break of the day. Initially 30 riders got away in the opening 40 kilometers before we had Jay Thomson then jump across the 40 second gap to the leaders, just before the start of the cat 2 Col de Femenias. With such a big group ahead and us having a potential race winner in Edvald Boasson Hagen back in theRead More →

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) lived up to his pre-race favourite tag and took the win of the opening Challenge Mallorca race. Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) was 2nd while we had Edvald Boasson Hagen up there in 3rd place. After Natnael Berhane tried on multiple occasions to get into the early break of the day, eventually it was 3 riders who managed to get away. Grischa Janorschke (Roth), Eneko Lizarralde (Euskadi) and Domingos Goncalves (Caja Rural) were the escapees who pushed on to a 5 minute lead in the opening 50km. Lotto-Soudal were the team who took control of the peloton from early on and broughtRead More →

  Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will get its European racing season off the ground at the Challenge Mallorca. The 4 UCI 1.1 races start with the first event on Thursday 28th January and the final race on Sunday the 31st. The Challenge Mallorca, as is traditionally the case, will be incorporated into a team training camp that began on the 25 January already. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will have a total of 13 riders to select from over the course of the week. Igor Anton, Natnael Berhane, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Matt Brammeier, Bernhard Eisel, Omar Fraile, Merhawi Kudus, Serge Pauwels, Youcef Reguigui, KanstanstinRead More →

Just as the Santos Tour Down Under started with a stage 1 Caleb Ewan (GreenEDGE) sprint victory and our Mark Renshaw in 2nd, so it would conclude on today’s final stage. Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) was the rider 3rd on the line.  20 laps of a 4.5km city circuit were to be raced around in Adelaide today. The criterium style race really attracted an impressive crowd and it was great to have our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders show our colours at the head of the race. An early 2 rider break never stood a chance with just a 30″ maximum lead but at leastRead More →

For the 3rd year in a row, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) won the stage finishing stage atop Willunga Hill. Today it was Sergio Henao (Team Sky) in 2nd and Michael Woods (Cannondale) in 3rd place. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were in the spotlight for the majority of the stage, thanks to Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. The South African formed part of the 4 rider break of the day, being joined by Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Soudal), Lars Boom (Astana) and Nelson Oliveira (Movistar). The quartet were able to get away after just 15km racing and would go on to combine well, forcing out a maximum gapRead More →

The Santos Tour Down started in the outskirts of Adelaide and lead the peloton over 138 kilometers to Victor Harbour. There were some threats that the race could be action packed at the end with clouds looming over the Crow’s Nest, the days decisive climb. In the end only a small peloton of around 50 riders contested for the win. Race leader Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) had the best legs. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Nathan Haas flew the flags for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, coming home in 6th and 9th position. The race was lead by 3 riders who broke clear after 30 kilometers.Read More →

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE) won the 3rd stage of the Santos Tour Down Under from a 10 rider group sprint. Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) was 2nd with Michael Woods (Cannondale) in 3rd place. The early racing saw a lone escapee, Laurens De Vreese (Astana), jump clear from kilometer zero. The peloton were happy to let him go as it was inevitable that he would be caught before the much awaited climb up Corkscrew Road. The catch took place with 21km to go and it was race on from that point. As riders descended at speeds touching 90km/h toward the start of the Corkscrew climb, there wasRead More →

Africa’s first ever UCI World Tour team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, will use the full range of HIGH5’s innovative products, which have been scientifically tested and proven to improve performance.

 After three successful years in the Pro Continental ranks, the team is starting its first ever season in cycling’s top ranks to cement its place as one of the top teams in world cycling. Last year the team, fuelled by HIGH5, made history as the first African registered cycling team to compete in the Tour de France, which included Steve Cumming’s memorable win on Mandela Day. Steve Cummings, 2015 Tour de France stage winner,Read More →