Ion Izaguirre (Movistar) took the first leader’s jersey at the Tour de Romandie after winning the opening prologue ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky). The Tour de Romandie got off to a cold and wet start but thankfully it was only a short 3.9km prologue that riders had to deal with today. Teams had to weigh up the risk versus reward as nobody wanted to end their Tour by crashing out on the icy roads of Le Chaux-de-Fonds, yet the fact remained that a World Tour win was up for grabs. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka erred on the side of.

Brian Smith will step down from his position as General Manager of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka effective 1 May. Smith was announced as Interim General Manager during 2014 with the task of recruting marquee riders and restructuring the team’s operational procedures. This was in order to take our African Team to the highest level of the sport with the vision of joining the UCI World Tour. With the added support of our partners, we have been able to establish ourselves at the highest level of the sport. „Brian has contributed to the success of our African team from a rider and performance point of.