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Line up: Milan-Sanremo

The eagerly awaited first Monument of the year sees a strong Italian flavour in our selection for the iconic race, as Giacomo Nizzolo and Enrico Gasparotto both earn starting spots. The 110th edition of ‘La Primavera’ is 291km long with the renowned punchy climbs in the latter stages, the Cipressa and the Poggio, likely to once again play the decisive roles in who takes the victory. Who to watch Giacomo Nizzolo The man from Milan has already made a big impact since he joined our team at the start of 2019. Despite off-season knee surgery he’s already won a stage at the Tour of OmanRead More →

Tirreno-Adriatico #6: Janse van Rensburg sprints to 9th

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to the stage 6 Tirreno-Adriatico victory, ahead of David Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and teammate, Elia Viviani. After losing Giacomo Nizzolo after yesterday’s stage, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka looked to Reinardt Janse van Rensburg for today’s sprint finish. With Ben King in the breakaway all day, our African Team looked could protect Janse van Rensburg in the main pack, until the escapees were caught ahead the bunch gallop. Our South African found himself without much space to move in the final kilometer and in the end had to settle for 9th place on the line.Read More →

African Championships: Stefan de Bod crowned African Time Trial Champ

Stefan de Bod won the African Time Trial Championships, racing to the victory ahead of Eritrean, Sirak Tesfom and countryman, Ryan Gibbons respectively. The two Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders, riding in their national colours of South Africa, took to the 50km individual time trial in Sebat Emit, Ethiopia. Gibbons was the first of our two riders off and he came home with the provisional 2nd best time at the line, with Tesfom from Eritrea leading. Starting a few mins later, de Bod then crossed the line with a new best time of 1’00’47”. The top 3 placings would remain unchanged as the finalRead More →

Tirreno-Adriatico #4: Kreuziger climbs up the general classification

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) won stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico, taking a small group sprint ahead of Primoz Roglic (Astana) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). It was a long day of 221km with the back-end of the stage packed with numerous short steep climbs. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had the goal of protecting the interests of Roman Kreuziger, and it was a job they did well. Arriving to the final circuit in Fossombrone, Lutsenko was leading solo from a select group that still contained Tom-Jelte Slagter and Kreuziger. The climb on the final circuit named Cappuccini, was short but incredibly steep and created an even smaller selection.Read More →

Tirreno-Adriatico #3: Nizzolo crashes but gets up to sprint to 4th

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to yet another win, taking out stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) placed 2nd and Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Emirates) was 3rd. 4th belonged to our Italian fast man, Giacomo Nizzolo, having produced a strong sprint despite crashing earlier in the stage. Once Nizzolo confirmed he was still prepared to give the sprint a go post crash, the team sprung into action with Ben King doing some good work at the head of the peloton. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg then turned on “Beast Mode” for the final 3km and did a really strong leadout for Nizzolo. A technical finale suited Viviani thoughRead More →

Tirreno-Adriatico #2: Front group finish for Kreuziger

Julian Alaphilippe’s (Deceuninck-Quickstep) fine run of form continued as he took out stage 2 honours of Tirreno-Adriatico. Greg van Avermaet (Team CCC) was 2nd and Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) placed 3rd. It was a long and mostly uneventful stage, until 20km to go where the pace increased ahead of the gradual climb to the line. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Roman Kreuziger, Tom-Jelte Slagter and Michael Valgren near the pointy of the peloton for most of the climb. It was only in the final 4km where it started to split and 35-odd riders pushed clear. Kreuziger was part of this select group asRead More →

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