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Lineup: Vuelta a Espana

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 →

Campenaerts signs on for exciting “new adventure” with Team NTT

We are delighted to announce that Belgian star Victor Campenaerts will join our team in 2020 in what is a marquee addition, as we rebrand to Team NTT. The Team will complete the 2019 season under the Dimension Data brand and rebrand to wear the colours of NTT for the start of the 2020 season. The time trial specialist boasts a stellar palmarès that also has the unique distinction of including the World One-Hour record, set in Mexico earlier in 2019, where he completed a distance of 55.089 kilometres. It was an achievement that has been one of the highlights of the cycling season and,Read More →

Arctic Race #4: Gasparotto & Cummings secure top-10 GC spots

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 →

BinckBank Tour #7: Valgren secures GC top-10

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 →

Vuelta a Burgos #5: Ghebreigzabhier powers to 3rd and secures 6th overall

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 →

Vuelta a Burgos: Nizzolo 8th on stage as Ghebreigzabhier remains 8th on GC

Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural) won the tough uphill sprint of stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos. Alexander Riabushenko (UAE Emirates) was 2nd and Rui Costa (UAE Emirates) placed 3rd. Today’s 4th stage of the Vuelta a Burgos covered 174km with the familiar final 1.5km uphill finish of Ciudad Romana de Clunia. The finish has always been one where the sprinters go up against the punchy riders, with the GC men also in the mix in order to not lose any time. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka took the initiative during the stage with Jacques Janse van Rensburg working well with the Ineos team, toRead More →

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