The 3rd and Queen stage of the Circuit la Sarthe saw a very active MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung team with Louis Meintjes and Merhawi Kudus both attacking the peloton during the course of the day. The stage would be taken out by Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff-Saxo) with Pierre Rolland (Europcar) and Jonothan Hivert (Bretagne Seche) in 2nd and 3rd. Louis would form part of the early break of the day, escaping after just 10km of racing. Our African champ would be joined by 4 other riders for the 190km stage. The final 50km of the stage was where the real challenge lay as 5 laps of a.

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s Service Course manager Andy Verrall explains why the team chooses to go with one layer of Lizard Skins special tape..

The Scheldeprijs is the annual spring meeting for the peloton’s fastest racers. This time around Tyler Farrar got a top10 for our Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Stiehl Photography and Jeff Curtes were around to capture all the action..