It was a dream day for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka during the 4th Tirreno-Adriatico stage. Steve Cummings soloed to an incredible stage win and Natnael Berhane put the icing on the cake by securing 3rd position on the stage. Jens Herrndorff was there to capture the emotions of the day..
Stage 6 of Paris-Nice proved to be a tough one for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. With 7 categorised climbs and a summit finish at La Madone d’Utelle it was always going to be a hard day in the saddle. The Maritime Alps characterise the hinterland of Nice and the first climb of the day awaited the peloton only a few kilometres into the race. Our Algerian fast man Youcef Reguigui had to call it quits on the early slopes of the Côte de Gattièrres due to a knee injury he sustained a few days ago. Luck didn’t pick up for our African team with.
The 4th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico turned out to be a dream day for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka as Steve Cummings took the victory ahead of Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky) with teammate Natnael Berhane finishing in 3rd position. The stage started just as most others do with an early break going clear in the opening kilometres of the race. Today it was 4 riders that jumped clear of the peloton, which was led by Etixx-Quickstep and Astana for the majority of the day. The breakaway got a maximum lead of 5 minutes but with the stage being 222km in length, the peloton was always going.
A few images from Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3, courtesy of Jens Herrndorff..