Jannik Steimle (Deceuninck-Quickstep) took a solo victory at the Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen today. Timo Roosen (Jumbo-Visma) & Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) rounded out the podium. It was a day of fast and windy racing around Koolskamp, with the definitive echelons forming in the final 40km of the race. Initially a group of 35-odd riders made the front echelon with around 5 laps (11km laps) remaining, we had 5-riders represented in that front split. 2 laps later and a few other riders had been dropped but Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka still had both our sprinters in the lead group, Giacomo Nizzolo and Mark Cavendish. Deceunick-Quickstep hadRead More →

Sepp Kuss (Team Jumbo-Visma) climbed to the stage 15 Vuelta a Espana victory, coming in ahead of Ruben Guerreiro (Katusha) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos). Stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana was a massive climbing day in the Asturias region with the four category 1 climbs spread over the 150km route. After an attacking start to the stage, 17 riders rode off of the front of the race. We had Ben O’Connor make it into the group of 17, being one of the final two riders to bridge across to the front group. The peloton kept them on a short leash for mostRead More →

Michael Valgren secured 4th place in Bretagne Classic Ouest-France for Team Dimension Data today, on the lengthy 247kms course. A break of four made it away early in the day, but they were brought back with 75km of racing remaining. The peloton started to split, but we had Danilo Wyss placed in the front group for us. Valgern, together with Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton Scott) and Oliver Naesen (AGR) managed to bridge across to the front group. Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First), Ties Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) and Jack Haig (Mitchelton Scott) went off the front soon after the Valgren group caught up with them, and they were able toRead More →

Deutschland Tour drew to a close today, and Team Dimension Data wrapped up with a strong four days of racing. Tom Jelte Slagter finished 9th on the stage, which was enough to secure 8th place on the general classification. We started off the week with Reinardt Janse van Rensburg picking up 7th on stage 1 and Slagter sitting 4th on the GC, thanks to seconds collected in the bonus sprint. Van Rensburg also finished in 6th place on stage 2. Slagter put in a strong ride on stage three, where he finished 5th , which saw him hold on to his top ten placing. OnRead More →

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won stage 4 of the Vuelta a Espana in a photo-finish with Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe). Fernando Gavaria (UAE-Emirates) was 3rd. Stage 4 of the Vuelta Espana was another chance for the sprints teams and they certainly capitalized, with an exciting mass sprint deciding the victor in El Puig after 175km. The run into town was fast and the peloton was hit with crosswinds in the final 15km which caused a few splits. Unfortunately Louis Meintjes was caught out at the back and would go on to finish in the first chase group, some 4-minutes down, and taking a big knock to hisRead More →

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to the victory at the UCI World Tour Cyclassics Hamburg. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) finished in 2nd place and Giacomo Nizzolo placed 3rd for our Dimension Data for Qhubeka squad. The Cyclassics Hamburg provided yet another exciting finish, with a select group of 40-odd riders arriving at the finish line together. The selection was made on the short but sharp Waseberg climb, which peaked for the final time with 16km to go. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were in a fairly good position as our two key riders for today’s race, Nizzolo and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, were both part of thisRead More →

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce its 8-rider roster that will take on the final grand tour of the season, La Vuelta Espana. After last year’s memorable Vuelta a Espana, that saw Ben King take two emphatic stage wins for our team, the American will return to the Spanish grand tour with similar stage hunting goals. Joining King in the quest for stage honours will be our Norwegian star, Edvald Boasson Hagen. The 32-year-old has only once started the Vuelta a Espana previously, in 2013, but this year he will look to become part of an exclusive club, for riders who haveRead More →

A tough final stage of the stunning Arctic Race of Norway saw Enrico Gasparotto finish seventh and Steve Cummings 12th, both securing top-10 GC positions as a result. The stage was won by Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X) ahead of Amund Grondahl Jansen (Jumbo-Visma) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) who also won the race overall. For Cummings he had to in the end give up his hopes of winning the salmon jersey in the King of the Mountains competition to secure the GC result, while for Gasparotto his final stage result mirrored his finish on the opening stage of the race. QUOTE “I think we did the maximumRead More →

Michael Valgren capped off a strong performance at the BinckBank Tour with seventh on the final stage that finished at the Geraardsbergen. The stage was won by Oliver Naesen (AG2R) who shaded Greg van Avermaet (CCC) on the line with Laurens de Plus (Jumbo-Visma) in third, four seconds adrift. That was enough for de Plus to win the race overall. Valgren was part of the chasing group that fractured in the frantic closing stages with the GC battle in full cry, 26 seconds behind the winner and in the process his second top-10 stage finish of the race. That result saw him secure 10th spotRead More →

A stunning final surge in the dying metres of the final stage saw Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier claim an impressive 3rd place at Lagunas des Neilas. He finished behind stage and overall race winner Ivan Sosa (Ineos) who had reeled in Rui Costa (UAE) in the closing kilometre and win alone. Ghebreigzabhier, who had juggled the final kilometres with the splitting group before launching late to finish ahead of Richard Carapaz and Guillame Martin, was 14 seconds adrift of Sosa. The result saw him climb two spots in the general classification to 6th overall. Louis Meintjes was 12th on the stage, a minute behind his teammate, andRead More →