Alex Dowsett (Movistar) would take out the victory at today’s Bayern Rundfahrt 4th stage TT. Tiago Machado (Katusha) would stop the clock in 2nd and Jan Barta (Bora-Argon) was 3rd. After our team captain Steve Cummings had to abandon the race on stage 1, MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were left without a specialist for today’s time trial stage. Nevertheless the boys were keen to test their legs against the clock and all our riders would post respectable times. With and early start Louis Meintjes crossed the line with time that saw him hold on to a top 10 placing for a large portion of the day..

The 6th stage of the Amgen Tour of California saw the riders take on a 10km race against the clock. Originally the time trial course was supposed to be hosted around Big Bear lake but organisers decided to move the stage to Santa Clarita because of the forecast snowfall in Big Bear. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were motivated to unleash their Cervelo P5’s over the short and fast course with Johann van Zyl and Daniel Teklehaimanot particularly keen to test their metal. Johann set a blistering time of 13’04” and as one of the early starters, Johann slotted into 2nd position at the finish. As the.