The Giro del Trentino got off to a blistering start with a short 13km team time trial. Bora Argon 18 would ride away with the victory, edging out Team Sky by a few split seconds. Team Astana rounded out the podium in 3rd. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were the final team to start the flat and fast course. As a continent not renowned for it’s time trialing prowess, our 6 African riders put in a strong ride to keep their GC hopes well and truly alive. Strong turns from Daniel Teklehaimanot, Natnael Berhane, both riders former National and Continental time trial champions, and Johann van.
The Fleche Wallonne gets underway tomorrow and Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are excited to be starting this great Ardennes Classic. The World Tour event will see the finish being placed atop the infamous Mur de Huy but only after 205km of racing. Fleche Wallonne is the 2nd of the three Ardennes Classic races and the one which brings out the best explosive climbers in the world. The likes of Alejandro Valverde, Michal Kwiatkowski and Chris Froome are all expected to start. The Mur de Huy, a climb that is 1.3km long with a gradient averaging at 9.3% will be completed no less than 3 times, with.
This year, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will make history as the first African-registered team to take part in the Tour de France. While we have always focused on developing African cyclists to compete at the highest levels of the sport, the team’s also always been about more than just winning races. This year, we have committed to raising funds for 5 000 bicycles to mobilise African school children through its charity partner, Qhubeka, which is World Bicycle Relief’s programme in South Africa. World Bicycle Relief is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation. Since its.