The inaugural Paris-Nice for our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has been a tough one. Stiehl Photography was there to capture all the action in the cold, wet and finally sunny conditions for us..
Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won the 6th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico by out sprinting Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky). Van Avermaet also took over the race leaders blue jersey heading into tomorrow’s final stage. It was a rather uneventful stage to begin with as the first 180km of the stage was almost pan flat. 6 riders got away in the opening 10km and after reaching a 6-minute advantage, a number of teams including our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders began working on the front of the peloton. The escapees didn’t have much hope of succeeding as most teams believed today’s finale,.
While our team was busy racing Paris-Nice and getting off to a successful Tirreno-Adriatico we also caught up with our road captain Bernhard Eisel. The Austrian is currently at home preparing for his comeback. In episode 3 of our video series he’ll talk about his crash, recovery and the team’s early season results..