The 3rd stage of the Dubai Tour would not go the way of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka with a late mechanical putting an end to our hopes today. Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar) would triumph, Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) was 2nd- also pulling on the race leaders jersey, with Silvain Dillier (BMC) 3rd on the stage. It would be a long haul toward the foot of the Hatta Dam, where there would be a showdown on the much talked about 18% grade climb. 6 riders tried their hand at a long breakaway but it certainly wasn’t going to be their day with Team Sky keeping the.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are proud to announce the launch of our Continental development team for 2016. The South African registered squad will comprise of 10 African riders who will race a mainly European program in 2016. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka sees the launch of its very own Continental outfit as a logical step and investment into the future of African cycling. The team will provide world-class infrastructure, services and race opportunities to give talented U23 African road cyclists a path into the pro peloton in Europe. The Continental team will be based in South Africa until mid-March before relocating to Lucca, Italy.

Stage 2 of the Dubai Tour saw Mark Cavendish start in the red points jersey on behalf of Kittel. There was a great atmosphere at the start, caught on camera with thanks to Stiehl Photography and associated photographers..