The end of season Italian one day classics begin this week, with the Giro della Toscana the first appointment for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, taking place on Wednesday 19 September. The following day, our African Team will then line up for the Coppa Sabatini. The Giro della Toscana, this year a UCI 1.1 event, will take place just a few kilometers from our Italian base in Lucca. The 198km race takes place mostly around the famous Monte Serra, a mountain known well to nearly all of our riders, with 3 ascents of the Calci side of the mountain. This year’s edition of the raceRead More →

The 73rd La Vuelta ciclista a España drew to a close today with a 100,9km stage running from Alcorcón to the circuit finish in Madrid. As expected, the stage ended in a bunch sprint and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) took the final stage win ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo). Ryan Gibbons took another top 10 spot for Team Dimension Data. At this year’s race, Team Dimension Data walked away with two stage wins, thanks to Ben King’s summit finish wins on stage 4 and stage 9. Ben King was also our highest placed rider in the general classification, finishing 24th overall.Read More →

Stage 20 was the final mountain stage of this year’s La Vuelta and, as expected, it proved to be a brutal, decisive day. While only 97,3km, the stage was all about climbing and included three category one climbs and ended in the special category climb to Coll de la Gallina. In an exciting finale Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) saw off the Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) and Simon Yates (Mitchleton-SCOTT) in the race to the summit. With the latter’s result sealing the overall title for the Brit. Our best-placed rider on the day was Igor Anton and the team’s overall result saw us climbRead More →

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) won Stage 19 ahead of Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo). Stage 19 was a relatively flat stage starting in Lleida and ending in Andorra. The summit finish was the category one climb of Coll de la Rabassa. With a lot at stake for the general classification leaders, the pace at the start was fast. Multiple attacks were shut down by the pelotone, and the first break of the day included Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier for Team Dimension Data, but the break was brought back. Two riders made it away soon afterwards, but Movistar kept them on a short leash and they wereRead More →

Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) crossed the line ahead of his breakaway companion, Sven Erik Bystrøm (UAE Team Emirates) to take the victory on stage 18 of La Vuelta a Espana today, just ahead of the chasing bunch. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed third. Stage 18 was a relatively flat stage, a day earmarked for the sprinters. After a week of predominantly mountains, the 186.1km stage stretched from Ejea de los Caballeros to Lleida and offered some relief to the peloton and a chance for the fast men to test their legs. A break was established after 3km of racing and three riders made it away. TheRead More →

Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) was the winner of stage seven. He took the win ahead of Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing Team) and David De La Cruz (Team Sky). It was another mountain stage, rolling through the Basque country in Spain, that awaited the peloton on Stage 17. The stage started in Getxo and finished on the category one summit of Alto del Balcón de Bizkaia. It also included four category three climbs and one category two climb. A flurry of attacks came off the front as soon as racing got underway, but the break was only established on the climb and descentRead More →

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) claimed his second time trial win, finishing ahead of Joey Rosskopf (BMC Racing Team) and Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky). Yates (Mitchelton Scott) retains the leader’s jersey. The second individual time trial of La Vuelta was a 32km course running form Santillana del Mar to Torrelavega. The course contained a mixture of short climbs, making it a tricky course to navigate. The overall stage was won by Dennis (BMC). For Team Dimension Data, our fastest rider against clock was Steve Cummmings, finishing with a time of 39’46″19. The time was enough for Cummings to finish in place,with his time 1’49” offRead More →

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) picked up his second win in Canada by winning the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) and Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team). The Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal was a circuit course of 15 laps around downtown Montreal for a total distance of 195.2km. The last 500m offered a slight incline to the finish line. Early into racing a break of five riders made it away, but the teams with sprint ambitions kept a tight eye on proceedings. With 25km of racing left, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg tried to bridge across to the the frontRead More →

The stage today was a battle between the general classification contenders, and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) crossed the summit finish line ahead of Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). Stage 15 was the third consecutive day on mountains and the stage included four categorised climbs, including the special category summit finish. Louis Meintjes, who crashed yesterday, was cleared by our medical team to start today’s stage. The first hour of racing was fast and while plenty attacks came off the front, the peloton neutralised them. Eventually a break of 12 made it away and Ben King worked hard to be in theRead More →

The Tour of Britain drew to a close on Sunday in London capping a successful week for Team Dimension Data as Nic Dlamini finished as the Skoda King of the Mountains and Scott Davies finished as the top British rider in the race. The final stage was a 77km circuit. There were numerous breaks that enjoyed time in front, including a break containing Connor Swift (Madison Genesis). However, the sprint teams kept proceedings under control and the stage was won by Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott). By completing the stage, Dlamini ensured that he won the Skoda King of the Mountains after a very exciting week ofRead More →