After securing the South African national championships jersey in February of this year, our Northern Hemisphere riders had the chance to compete in their national championships this past weekend. Tremendous performances in Eritrea and Norway saw our riders do the double, winning the Road Race and Time Trial events in both countries. Daniel Teklehaimanot won the Eritrean time trial title and will now debut his national jersey at the Tour de France during the opening time trial on Saturday. Natnael Berhane won the Eritrean road race title and he will get to wear his new jersey at the first road stage of the Tour of.
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As you only make history once, our family at Cervélo have decided to go all out for our African teams debut appearance at Le Tour. We are extremely excited to reveal the special edition Cervélo bikes MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will ride at this year’s Tour de France. All three models in use by Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, the S5, R5 and P5, have all seen the artistic hand of Tom Briggs, Senior Graphic Designer at Cervélo, for this years Tour de France. Two other special edition items that will be seen on the new models are the ROTOR Q-Rings for Qhubeka as well as a sparkling new custom.
Last night we presented our MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung team that will take on the 102nd Tour de France at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Our Tour de France special edition Cervelos were also unveiled under the watchful eye of the Night Watch. Gruber Images captured the beautiful evening in breathtaking fashion..