The 7th and queen stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would be a spectacular day for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Louis Meintjes put in a phenomenal ride to claim 3rd place on the stage, only beaten by stage victor Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing). All this excitement only came after Daniel Teklehaimanot all but wrapped up the King of the Mountians competition. Daniel and Louis were part of the large break of the day that had 5 category 1 climbs before them. Daniel took maximum points on the first 3 cat 1 climbs while Louis picked up a few points himselfRead More →

The 6th stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would be an action packed day of racing. Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) would ride away with all the spoils on the day, edging out Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in the end.  With the rain pouring down, the flag dropped to set the riders off. There were countless attacks for at least the first 70km’s. As soon as a group would get away and force out a 20″ lead, they were reeled right back in. Steven Cummings was MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s most active rider, as he found himself in numerous early breakaways. Nibali was also veryRead More →

Kristian Sbaragli’s consistent run of form continued today when he sprinted to 5th place at the GP du Canton d’Argovie. The victory was taken out by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) with Michael Albasini (Orica-Greenedge) 2nd and Davide Appollonio (Androni-Giocattoli) 3rd. The race would unfold pretty much as expected and as it has over the last 2 years as well. A break of 6 riders were allowed to go up the road early on and they would be able to muscle out a 7 minute lead for themselves. BMC and Greenedge did much of the pace setting during the race. As the race was comprised out of 15Read More →

The first mountain stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would be another successful race for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung with Louis Meintjes and Daniel Teklehaimanot both making the headlines. Louis would climb his way to 6th place at the summit finish while Daniel broke away to extend his lead in the KOM competition. With the race heading into the Alps today, there was always going to be a lot of climbing and in fact, riders would take on over 4000m of climbing in the 161km stage. With 5 categorised climbs on route today, it was important for Daniel to get into the break to protect hisRead More →

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is happy to announce that Nederburg, South Africa’s leading and most awarded winery, will be partnering with the team to support Africa’s debut in the Tour de France. Africa’s participation in the 3.344 km July race through the Netherlands, Belgium and France is the realisation of a long-held dream by South African cycling hero, Douglas Ryder, who is the team principal. The MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung squad is one of five wild-card teams in the world’s biggest cycling race that features a total of 22 teams. Represented by a selection of home-grown African cyclists, as well as a few mentors to accelerate theirRead More →

The 4th stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would provide a thrilling finish that saw a reduced peloton arrive at the finish for a bunch sprint. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) would triumph over Jonas van Genechten (IAM Cycling) and Luka Mezgec (Giant-Alpecin). The team that had the most prominent presence over the closing kilometers would be our very own African team. With 2 early escapees up the road, the South African Champion Jacques Janse van Rensburg came to the head of the peloton with around 60km to go to start the chase. Jacques was soon joined by Steve Cummings and some of the Cofidis team members.Read More →

The GP du Canton is a UCI 1.HC category race that will take place in Switzerland tomorrow. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be competing in the Swiss one day race for the 3rd time when our African team line-up at the start in Gippingen. The event takes place over a 12km circuit that will be completed a total of 15 times to give a race distance of 181km. The circuit is not all that technical but there is a pretty tough climb that might not have an effect on the peloton on the opening laps but will certainly be the defining factor in the finalRead More →

The 3rd stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would be a tough 24.5km team trial trial test to Montagny. The current world champions in TTT discipline, BMC Racing, would ride away with the victory while Astana finished in 2nd and Movistar in 3rd place. Team BMC Racing was the 3rd team off today and everybody knew the American team would set a high early benchmark. They would cross the line in a time of 29’58”, a time that would not be beaten by any of the teams that followed after them. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung would relish the rare opportunity to test themselves against the bigRead More →

You wanted to know, what our Head Sports Director Jens Zemke had in mind for Edvald Boasson Hagen and Songezo Jim. Well, here comes the answer! And most of you were right. We have also been able to find two winners for the Scicon Team Edition bike bag and the ROTOR Q-Rings for Qhubeka. We will inform the winners via Email. You can support our #BicyclesChangeLives campaign and help us putting 5.000 children on bikes through Qhubeka. Find out more at bicycleschangelives.org.Read More →

After pulling on the King of the Mountains leaders’ jersey at the end of yesterday’s opening Criterium du Dauphine stage, Daniel Teklehaimanot would find the break of the day again on today’s 2nd stage and he would extend his lead in the polka dot jersey competition.  With the stage starting immediately on a category 2 climb, it was another good opportunity for Daniel to collect a few more points towards the polka dot jersey. Daniel made his move from the gun and there would be two riders that would follow him. Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) and Arnaud Courteille (FDJ.fr) would accompany our Eritrean rider. Daniel wouldRead More →