The time has come and Team MTN-Qhubeka have arrived at the biggest stage in world cycling. Africa’s first ever cycling team to participate in a grand tour was presented at La Vuelta a Espana team presentation this evening in Jerez, Spain. Starting with a team trial tomorrow evening, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will have its 6 African and 3 European riders make history as they embark on a 23 day journey that will give birth to so many new dreams in the minds of young African’s everywhere. The 10 years of hard work and sacrifice it has taking to get to this point can now.

Tomorrow Africa’s team start their first ever grand tour, La Vuelta a Espana. Boundaries are being broken with an unprecedented 6 grand tour debutantes starting the La Vuelta . As well as in Merhawi Kudus, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will field the youngest rider in the race. For each and every Team MTN-Qhubeka rider starting La Vuelta a Espana, it is a case of a dream being realised. The motivation and morale among the entire team is sky high as we prepare to get the ball rolling with tomorrow’s Team Time Trial. Gerald Ciolek It is a great moment for our team to be at.

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will take to the start at the 2014 Vuelta a Espana. A historic moment in cycling as these nine riders, 3 from Europe and 6 from Africa line up at the race, the first African registered team to ride in a cycling Grand Tour. Here are our 9 heroes and the pioneers for African cycling explaining why we are here..