It’s unreal to think of how fast the peloton are moving when they receive bidons from the side of the road. This video gives great perspective on just how much of a skill is needed for a roadside feed. .
The Tour of Qatar reached its conclusion today when a bunch sprint saw Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) winning the final stage ahead of Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quickstep) held on to his General Classification lead to win the Tour of Qatar overall. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung would end the Tour of Qatar off on a high note with Youcef Reguigui sprinting to 5th place in the capital city, Doha. Youcef was able to rely on some fine work from his MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung teammates as they rode as a unit throughout the day to ensure the Algerian was still fresh.
Yesterday the organisers of the Tour of Flanders announced the 8 wildcard teams for the 2015 edition of the race. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to have received an invitation for a second year in succession. The 264.2km monument, known as the Ronde van Vlaanderen, is the darling race of the Belgian classics. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider, Tyler Farrar, is particularly excited at our teams inclusion in the race. ” The Tour of Flanders is probably my favourite race in the whole world and it is the ultimate Flemish classic. It has everything in it, cobblestones, the short steep climbs, small roads and.
Tyler Farrar will return to racing when he lines-up with his Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung teammates at the Spanish one day race, the Clasica de Almeria on Sunday. Tyler is coming off a successful start to the season at the Herald Sun Tour in Australia where he consistently rode well, including just missing out on a stage win when he finished 2nd on stage 3. Traditionally the Clasica de Almeria has always suited the sprinters but the races early rolling hills will certainly soften the legs and eliminate any sprinter whose early season preparation had not gone according to plan. While Tyler may be our.