Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung would finish in 20th place during today’s stage 9 team time trial at the Tour de France. BMC Racing would be the winning team today as they beat Team Sky and Movistar into 2nd and 3rd respectively. Our African team had hoped to do a strong ride today but were also realistic in coming up against team’s more experienced and well-rehearsed in the team time trialling discipline. Edvald Boasson Hagen put in the lion’s share of work over the final sectors of a tough course to bring our young African climbers across the line in 34’11” for the 28km course. Our.
The final stage of the Tour of Austria ran its course today with Moreno Moser (Cannondale-Garmin) winning the final bunch sprint. David Tanner (IAM Cycling) was 2nd and Clement Venturini (Cofidis) finished in 3rd. The two category 1 climbs on route today created an attacking platform and the riders obliged with constant attacks all stage. An initial early break was caught after a number of attacks came from the peloton on the 1st big climb. Natnael Berhane was among the attackers and for a brief while, Natnael was part of a 6 rider group that had distanced the peloton. On the descent though, the entire.
The 8th stage of the Tour de France would be another remarkable experience for our African team. We had some Eritrean fans waiting for Daniel outside our hotel this morning and then there were hundreds more at the stage start. Gruber Images caught the special day on camera..