Partners

Our Partners

We at Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka see our sponsors as partners. We are proud to work with an amazing group of people, developing close relationships to not just gloablise the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also to share our ambitions and goals in terms of development in African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Thanks to our partners we are able to take part in the biggest races the cycling calendar has to offer. 

Dimension Data is a global systems integrator and managed services provider for Hybrid IT. We bring together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators and providing you with the service support that you need for your business – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully managed service. As a proud member of the NTT family, our continued investment in innovation enables us to find new ways to deliver services to you today, while also keeping an eye on the future.

www.dimensiondata.com

We are ALE, serving more than 830,000 customers worldwide under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Alongside our partners, we make everything connect by tailoring award-winning solutions to your organization – your people, processes and customers – helping your business compete in a digital world.

www.al-enterprise.com

BMC Switzerlannd is a premium  Swiss, bike brand. Established in 1994. It is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland where it also has its own research and development facility; the Impec Lab. BMC’s bikes meet the highest standards in quality, design, and manufacturing and the company invests heavily in research and development to continue to improve its designs and technologies. BMC has written its way into history by supplying bike’s for the world’s top athletes, winning races such as the Tour de France, the Time Trial and Road World Championships, the MTB XCO World Championships, numerous Ironman Championships and the Olympic Road Race.

www.bmc-switzerland.com

It all began in 1791; a journey of discovery with the love of winemaking at heart. Philippus Wolvaart, a man of courage and vision, bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5600 guilder. Hand in hand with his wife, Margaretha, they nurtured the land and built a strong foundation on which the success of Nederburg was to flourish.

www.nederburg.com

Mercedez-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches and lorries. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberr. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. 

www.mercedes-benz.com

Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives. Our shared value insurance model delivers better health and value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society. Our unique approach has underpinned our success globally, with substantial new business growth and an impressive increase in normalised operating profit and headline earnings.

https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/

Supersport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the DSTV platform. SuperSport’s holding company in MultiChoice and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi-national media group.

www.supersport.com

Since 1976, the world’s most discerning cyclists have put their trust in ASSOS. From the first Lycra shorts to more than 400 Olympic and World Championship medals to date, our commitment to apparel innovation and total comfort in the saddle remains steadfast.

www.assos.com

We are more than riders… We are risk takers, engineers and innovators, driven by our love of cycling. We are a dynamic collection of skilled individuals that create the world’s best carbon fiber products. Partnering with the prominent frame builders of our time and the world’s best athletes, we combine industry leading technology with world-class athlete feedback to provide our customers with the ultimate in lightness, stiffness and durability. Born from a desire for a better ride, we strive to deliver our consumers products without compromise.

www.enve.com

Founded in 1923, hummel is a Danish footwear and sportswear brand with deep roots in football and handball.

hummel is one of the oldest, most dedicated team sport brands in the business and our iconic chevrons have always worked as a symbol of how we like to do things a little differently – always with a twist and (a whole lot of) character. Values that apply to the company’s numerous sponsorship’s around the world.

www.hummel.net

ROTOR’s core values are innovation, technology and competition. Our customers motivate us to create new and innovative solutions, using the latest design and manufacturing technology to deliver exceptional products that are helpful for both elite athletes and everyday cyclists.

Our pioneering products include Q RINGS® Oval chainrings, INpower power measurement technology and the unique UNO & 1×13 hydraulic groupsets.

www.rotorbike.com

Selle Italia is a leader in the design and manufacture of bicycle saddles. Founded in 1897, the firm has operated in the sector for more than 120 years and is based in Asolo (TV), Veneto where it produces over 150 000 saddles every year. Its products are currently sold all over the world and are unique in terms of performance, comfort and design. During its 120 years of history, Selle Italia has been partner of all the most important cycling teams and champions. From Eddy Merckx to Mathieu van der Poel, passing through Marco Pantani, Alberto Contador, Bernard Hilault and Miguel Indurain, and many other important champions; Selle Italia has been able to transmit its core values and support them in all the most important victories

www.selleitalia.com/en/

Giro Sport Design is a leader in the design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body and enhance the rider’s experience. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, to innovative apparel, footwear and accessories. Giro is committed to being the first choice of riders because we understand that riding is the best part of a great life. That’s why we do what we do. So as long as riders keep striving for better, we’ll keep making great gear that gets them there. 

www.giro.com

We’re an innovative company with great passion for sport and technique. This passion drives our organisation and can be seen in all departments.
INNOVATIVE The drive to constantly innovate and improve is typical of the company. We take up the greatest challenges and are able to detect and push limits as everything is done in-house. Resulting in atomised production, innovative products and state-of-the-art designs. PASSIONATE Everything we do, we do out of a our passion of cycling. We develop high quality products that inspire you to push your limits. We do so in cooperation with many pro teams and athletes, so our products meet the highest standards.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

www.Garmin.com

Microsoft South Africa’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of our mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone.  Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create and speaks to our new worldview which is rooted in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud.  The intelligent edge is the interface between the cloud and the real world.  It is the layer of mobile devices we use to access the data in the cloud, speeding up the processing power of the internet of things, helping this new world to react faster to changing conditions, and become more efficient. Our Business applications, Applications and Infrastructure, and Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions, are designed to help accomplish effective digital transformation, by empowering employees, engaging customers, optimising operations and transforming products. Through gaming, Modern Life, and Modern Workplace we are driving quality engagement to create empowered experiences.

www.microsoft.com

OTE Sports design and develop award winning sports nutrition and healthy snacking products using natural ingredients. Particular attention is paid to making them great tasting, kind on the stomach and easy to use. Put simply, Goodness In = Greatness Out.

They pride themselves on demystifying the area of sport nutrition to assist every level of athlete. By offering straight-forward, scientifically backed nutrition advice, OTE hope to encourage educated choices by all to improve performance and general fitness.

www.otesports.co.uk

Morgan Blue presents 53 maintenance and 15 massage products. For the bike, Morgan Blue produces lubricants, greases, cleaning and maintenance products for all applications and seasons. For the rider, Morgan Blue produces a range of seasonal warm up oils, washes and creams using natural ingredients that have been tried and tested on the World Tour. The company is represented all over the world from China to Australia, from Norway to South Africa, from USA to Japan.

www.morganblue.net

Joystick Bicycle Components is the product of a collaboration between a small team of passionate riders who have decades of industry experience. We’re focused on creating bicycle components that showcase our passion, engineering, design, and the ideals of our team and riding community.

When it comes to our product we are perfectionists but we are still focused on providing our riding community with great products that are designed by riders for riders. We test and develop our products with the best partners available and always go beyond the required standards. For us it’s not enough to just make great products; we feel we have to do more by delivering quality, progressively-designed products, at accessible prices.

www.ridejoystick.com

Since 1953 Vittoria Industries Ltd. has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a unique brand image. Today’s Vittoria Industries Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires, with an annual production of more than 7 million tires and 900.000 famous tubulars and cotton tires. Its research & development center develops the best racing tires for all levels, especially the unique Corsa Series cotton tires. Running its own production facilities in Thailand, and providing global sales and marketing network from North America (Salem) to Asia Pacific (Bangkok and Taiwan), and in Europe (Italy, Netherlands and Germany).
The group owns the Vittoria brand and trades several third party brands in some countries (3T, Fox in Italy; 3T and Selle Italia in the US).

www.vittoria.com

Coming from the medical field, COMPRESSPORT was born in Switzerland out of the desire to offer a range of high performance compression garments to sportsmen and women at all levels. COMPRESSPORT is always innovating to respond to the most demanding needs of athletes and to provide equipment which meet their expectation, whether it is improving performance or speeding up recovery.  

Today, over 500 professional athletes, including World and Olympic champions endorse and use COMPRESSPORT products on a daily basis. Present in 88 countries in 2018, COMPRESSPORT is also the official partner of more than 100 races around the world. 

https://www.compressport.com

With over 40 years experience in manufacturing, KMC adopts the state-of-the art technology. However, we always know what is most important: the people behind the company and their connection to you and the product. Actively involved in cycling we always look to make the best possible products, which results in very interesting innovations and tremendous product improvements.

www.kmcchain.eu

Oakley, Inc., based in Lake Forest, California, and a subsidiary of Italian company Luxottica based in Milan, designs, develops and manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. Most items are designed in house at their head office, but some countries hold exclusive designs relevant to their market. Oakley currently holds more than 600 patents for eyewear, materials, and performance gear.

www.oakley.com

Dell is an American multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services. Named after its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people in the U.S. and around the world.

www.dell.co.za

Retül is an inspirational, immersive and modern experience for riders. Our technology is used to collect and analyze data to help retailers and fitters advise riders and help them make the best product decisions to increase comfort, prevent injuries and improve performance.

www.retul.com

“’vida e caffè’ means ‘life and coffee’. It’s really that simple – no coffee, no life; no life, no coffee. The story began in 2001 on one of Cape Town’s hippest streets, inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the infectious energy of the people of Africa, we continue to serve up life & coffee, every day.”

www.vidaecaffe.com

SolRx, Inc.is a privately owned international company created and based in the United States, with offices in Atlanta, GA., and global distribution in over 18 countries. All products are created and manufactured in the United States.

www.solrx.com

At Elite we love the effort and the joy of victory. We’re 50-strong, all well versed in cycling, so there’s no room for improvisation. Many of us have been working here for more than 20 years. We win awards at the biggest events. We work inside an historic refurbished furnace that took us 10 years to restore. We manufacture locally, based on an idea that turned out to be fundamental to achieve success: our partners work exclusively for us, so we are primarily focused on marketing and research rather than production. We’re self-financed: all our investments come from resources that are the result of everyone’s work. That eliminates a bit of weight on a difficult climb. And we keep on growing.

www.elite-it.com

Associations

Through your support, Qhubeka uses bicycles to connect people to schools, clinics and jobs. Communities with limited transport have restricted options, but bicycles are tools of change. Read more about how bicycles change lives.

Qhubeka was founded in 2005. We chose the name, which means “to progress”, “to move forward”, because bicycles help people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. This means they can get where they need to go and do things that are difficult without transport, like fetching supplies, travelling to school or work, visiting a clinic, or providing emergency help after a disaster. A bicycle is a tool that helps people move forward.

www.qhubeka.org

The UCI World Tour is the premier men’s elite road cycling tour, sitting above the various regional UCI Continental Circuits. It refers to both the tour of 37 events and an annual ranking system based upon performances in these. 

www.uci.org

The purpose of the MPCC association is to defend the idea of a clean cycling based on notions of transparency, responsibility and mobilization of its members

www.mpcc.fr

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VelonLive is a fan engagement platform made up of this website, the VelonLive Cycling app and a range of social media channels.

We bring you coverage of the world’s best professional cycling races in ways you won’t see anywhere else:

  • Live and exclusive rider performance data
  • Expert analysis of where races were won and lost 
  • Thrilling video from cameras on bikes
  • Insight from the teams and riders as they take you inside the sport.

www.velon.cc

Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running videogame and physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. The company responsible for Zwift, Zwift Inc., was cofounded by Jon Mayfield, Eric Min, Scott Barger and Alarik Myrin in California, United States, in 2014.

www.zwift.com

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