Kristian Sbaragli’s consistent run of form continued today when he sprinted to 5th place at the GP du Canton d’Argovie. The victory was taken out by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) with Michael Albasini (Orica-Greenedge) 2nd and Davide Appollonio (Androni-Giocattoli) 3rd. The race would unfold pretty much as expected and as it has over the last 2 years as well. A break of 6 riders were allowed to go up the road early on and they would be able to muscle out a 7 minute lead for themselves. BMC and Greenedge did much of the pace setting during the race. As the race was comprised out of 15.
The first mountain stage of the Criterium du Dauphine would be another successful race for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung with Louis Meintjes and Daniel Teklehaimanot both making the headlines. Louis would climb his way to 6th place at the summit finish while Daniel broke away to extend his lead in the KOM competition. With the race heading into the Alps today, there was always going to be a lot of climbing and in fact, riders would take on over 4000m of climbing in the 161km stage. With 5 categorised climbs on route today, it was important for Daniel to get into the break to protect his.
MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is happy to announce that Nederburg, South Africa’s leading and most awarded winery, will be partnering with the team to support Africa’s debut in the Tour de France. Africa’s participation in the 3.344 km July race through the Netherlands, Belgium and France is the realisation of a long-held dream by South African cycling hero, Douglas Ryder, who is the team principal. The MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung squad is one of five wild-card teams in the world’s biggest cycling race that features a total of 22 teams. Represented by a selection of home-grown African cyclists, as well as a few mentors to accelerate their.