Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Mark Renshaw will miss the start of the season after sustaining an injury in a collision with a motor vehicle while training in his hometown of Bathurst. Dr. Helge Riepenhof, Head of Medical, confirmed the extent of the injury: “Mark has a fracture of his left pelvis. Unfortunately it will take at least 3-4 months until he will be back racing but the good news is that he doesn’t need surgery.” Renshaw has been training at home since the recent conclusion of our annual training camp in Cape Town and was set to get his season underway at the AustralianRead More →

ASSOS of Switzerland has entered into a three-year partnership with Team Dimension Data as the team’s technical cycling apparel supplier. Effective from 1st January 2019, ASSOS will outfit both Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka WorldTour licensed team and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental team, assisting them in winning the world’s most important races. ASSOS will be working closely alongside the riders to gather technical feedback on the products as they are raced in the most testing of environments. The riders will also be collaborating with ASSOS to assist in R&D for product innovation at the most elite level and to promote the #EquipmentNotClothing andRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announced a number of significant appointments in our high performance operations ahead of the 2019 season. Firstly, we are pleased to confirm that highly experienced sports director Hendrik Redant has joined our team from United Healthcare. The former Belgian professional enjoyed a successful 20-year career, which included a double triumph of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, before moving into a sports director role. Interestingly, Redant’s association with South Africa spans as far back as 1992 when he won a stage of the Boland Bank Tour. In other significant news, Dr. Daniel Green takes up the role of Performance Innovation Manager &Read More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce that we have agreed with sprint legend Mark Cavendish to extend his contract as part of an exciting new step for our team. Widely acknowledged to be the sport’s greatest ever sprinter, the next phase of his career will additionally see him take on a new and exciting leadership role within the team as part of a newly formed Supervisory Board. “After spending my last three years with Dimension Data I’m delighted to extend my contract, stay with the team that I love and people that I hold dearest to me in the sport. It’s alsoRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce that Bernhard Eisel has agreed a contract extension to continue his highly successful relationship with our team. The 37-year old will build on the senior leadership role he has and will be a key factor in integrating both our current squad and the host of new riders joining in 2019. “I am extremely happy that I can do another year with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka; and while I always perhaps dreamed of retiring with an American team and spending my final days in Malibu, now I’ll probably retire in Camps Bay after 2019,” joked Eisel.Read More →

Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep-Floors) sprinted to the final stage victory at the Tour of Guangxi today. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Rudiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the stage podium. The 169km stage was the final race of our 2018 season and our African Team were looking to end the year off on a positive note. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg was up for giving the final sprint a go while Natnael Berhane hoped to hang onto to his 10th place overall. Once again, the rain fell on the World Tour peloton for most of the stage, making the sprint finish another nervy affair. Our African Team did wellRead More →

Stage 5 was won by Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) ahead of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo). The 212.2km stage, stretching from Liuzhou to Guilin, was the longest stage of the race. The descent of the final climb of the day created a split in the peloton, and the reduced bunch went on to contest the win. Natnael Berhane was in the mix for Team Dimension Data, finishing 8th in the sprint and he retained his 10th position in the overall standings.Read More →

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) won the Queen stage of the Tour of Guangxi, climbing to the stage victory and overall race lead. Felix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished 2nd and Sergei Chernetski (Astana) was 3rd. Stage 4 of the Tour of Guangxi was the only summit finish of the race, and likely the GC deciding stage of the race. The 152km stage was mostly flat until a final 3km ramp up to the Mashan Nongla Scenic Spot. A 2 rider breakaway animated the flat roads leaving Nanning but the peloton reeled them in just before the final climb. It was a big fight for position before theRead More →

For the 3rd stage in succession, a mass sprint decided the stage at the Tour of Guangxi and Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep-Floors) was today’s victor. 2nd went to Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and in 3rd, it was Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) The 3rd stage of the Tour of Guangxi was a short 125km circuit around Nanning, and being almost completely flat, another sprint finish was on the cards. As in the opening two stages, an early break animated the first half of the stage but come the final, the race all came back together. Once again it was the same top 4 sprinters of the race atRead More →

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 2 of the Tour of Guangxi, sprinting to the stage win ahead of Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep Floors) with race leader, Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo), taking 3rd place. Stage 2 of the Tour of Guangxi was a 145km journey from Beihai to Qinzhou. While the route was not all that challenging, a torrential downpour didn’t make life easy for the World Tour peloton. An early breakaway once again went clear in the opening kilometers of the stage, but they would only be racing for the few bonus seconds on offer midway through the stage. The break was reeled in 5km before theRead More →