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Giro d’Italia #9: O’Connor & Davies solid in rainy Rimini

Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the stage 9 individual time trial of the Giro d’Italia. Victor Campanearts (Lotto-Soudal) placed 2nd with Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) in 3rd. Stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia was a tough 34.8km test against the clock with the final 12km all heading uphill. For Team Dimension Data, today was all about Ben O’Connor putting together a solid performance to aid his GC ambitions. While O’Connor had a later afternoon start, Scott Davies was a bit of a surprise package for us early on, as the Welshman took advantage of the dry conditions and posted a respectable time of 54’29” to brieflyRead More →

Giro d’Italia #8: Nizzolo places 9th in technical sprint

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) sprinted to the stage 8 victory at the Giro d’Italia, winning ahead of Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia was the longest of the race, measuring 240km. It was also a day for the sprinters but a very technical final 25km kept everyone on their toes, with 2 sharp right hand corners thrown into the final 800m too. Giacomo Nizzolo showed positive intent from way out, riding at the head of the peloton for the final hour of the stage. It was looking to be Nizzolo’s day as he negotiated the tricky final descent andRead More →

Giro d’Italia #7: O’Connor overcomes late drama

Pello Bilbao (Astana) won stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia, being the strongest from a 13 rider breakaway. 2nd went to Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished 3rd. Stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia was fast and furious, with the peloton averaging near on 50km/h for the first 2 hours of racing. Eventually, 13 riders managed to make the break of the day with all our Team Dimension Data riders part of the main group. Team UAE-Emirates was keen to keep the gap under control in order to protect their pink leaders jersey. This ensured the pace remained high for theRead More →

Health update: Louis Meintjes

Louis Meintjes has been forced to withdraw from the Amgen Tour of California after sustaining a wrist fracture in a crash in the finale of the stage four finish in Morro Bay. The incident happened with just over 3km remaining, and saw a number of key general classification riders affected, including race leader Tejay van Garderen (EF). The 27 year-old bravely completed the stage in obvious discomfort and was immediately seen to by our medical team at the finish, after which he was taken to a local hospital for further investigation. He will now travel to Hamburg for further treatment by a specialist surgeon. MeintjesRead More →

Giro d’Italia #5: Gibbons goes 6th in pouring rain

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won a rain drenched stage 5 of the Giro d’Italia, sprinting to victory ahead Fernando Gavaria (UAE-Emirates) and Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ). It was only a short 140km stage from Frascati to Terracina but racing got underway in a torrential downpour, which continued throughout the stage, making for another tough day out. A pan flat final 45km meant the sprinters would keep the early break of the day on a short leash, and ensure the finale came down to mass sprint. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were once again looking to Giacomo Nizzolo for a result. Ryan Gibbons and Mark Renshaw kept NizzoloRead More →

Tour of California #4: Janse van Rensburg surges to 5th

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg hauled himself to a fighting 5th spot finish in a chaotic final on stage four of the Tour of California that finished in Morro Bay. The stage was won by Fabio Jakobsen (DQT) ahead of Jasper Philipsen (UAE) and Peter Sagan (Bora). Nacer Bouhanni of Cofidis was fourth. Team Dimension Data had been fairly comfortable throughout the day and were looking at going one better following Ben King’s heroics in finishing second in stage 3. But hopes of winning the stage were all but put paid to after a big crash in the finale saw a number of riders fall heavily,Read More →

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