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Strong ride by King to take second place

Ben King rode superbly for Team Dimension Data to cross the line of Stage 3 of the Tour of California in second place, behind Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep). Cavagna soled to victory after featuring in the break of the day. Simon Geschke (CCC Team ) completed the podium. With a flurry of early attacks, the break of the day was only established when around 50km of racing had been completed, with Cavagna and Alex Hoehn (Team USA) making it away. Cavagna forged ahead on Mount Hamilton and spent 75km at the front of the race. Ben King together with Simon Geschke attacked in the final 22km.Read More →

Giro d’Italia #4: Crash marred finale costs O’Connor

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) won a crash marred stage 4 of the Giro d’Italia. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) placed 2nd and Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates) was 3rd. It was a long stage at the Giro d’Italia today, measuring just over 235km. If the constantly undulating nature of the parcour wasn’t enough of a test, then the technical nature of the final 15km would sure be. Initially. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were looking to Ryan Gibbons and Enrico Gasparotto for the finale but unfortunately, neither were able to stretch their legs and go for a result as our entire team was caught behind a mass crash with 6.5kmRead More →

Giro d’Italia #3: Nizzolo sprints to 5th place

Despite crossing the line 2nd, Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Emirates) won stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia after Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) was relegated for deviating off his sprinting line. Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) was 2nd and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) 3rd. It was a nervy peloton that started stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia in Vinci as the blustering wind and had everyone on edge. As the race made it’s way South, the prevailing cross-wind did not cause any splits in the main group as some had suspected, and a mass sprint would decide the stage. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka got behind Giacomo Nizzolo for the finale, withRead More →

Giro d’Italia #2: Nizzolo punctures in finale

Pascal Ackerman (Bora-Hansgrohe) sprinted to the stage 2 victory at the Giro d’Italia today. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) finished 2nd and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) was 3rd. After a wet start in Bologna, the 200km stage to Fuccechio saw the clouds lift for an exciting and dry sprint finale. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had its hopes pinned on Giacomo Nizzolo for the final dash but unfortunately, disaster struck at 10km to go when Nizzolo punctured. It was a real pity as the team had shaped up well for the finale with Enrico Gasparotto in particular, looking really strong in the closing 5km. Ryan Gibbons took onRead More →

Giro d’Italia #1: Tough TT in Bologna

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) dominated the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia, winning the 8.2km by a clear 19 seconds and taking the first Pink leaders jersey of the race. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) was 2nd and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) 3rd. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, without a clear favourite for today’s type of stage, were out to give the tough course a good crack. Ben O’Connor was our rider with the most on the line, as he looks to mount a GC challenge this year once again. Our Australian finished 1’12” down on Roglic, in 38th, but well within range of many GC contenders like MikelRead More →

Tour of California: Lineup

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has selected a strong, experienced and versatile lineup for the seven-stage Tour of California which gets underway in Sacramento. With a number of sprint opportunities on offer, the likes of Mark Cavendish and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will be casting their respective eye over those chances with Bernhard Eisel, Jay Thomson and Lars Bak all set to play important supporting roles. Louis Meintjes, who only recently made his return to racing at the Tour of Romandie, also starts and will be looking at the climb to Mount Baldy as an important moment in his season, with an eye to theRead More →

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