Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won stage 2 of the Tour de Romandie after the judges relegated Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) to 2nd even though the Russian crossed the line first, due to irregular sprinting. Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) led home a select group of chasers to take 3rd on the stage. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were part of the early action on today’s 174km stage from Moudan to Morgins. Our South African champion, Jaco Venter, broke away inside the first 20km of the stage with 5 other riders. Venter and his companions combined well to forge out a gap of 5 minutes over the Movistar led peloton. The main features.
Stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie was shortened due to adverse weather conditions. The racing was still red hot though and Kristian Sbaragli went on to net a 9th place for our African Team in the sprint finish. Stiehl Photography caught it all on camera..
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will take part in the Tour de Yorkshire which gets underway on Friday 29 April and concludes after 3 stages, on Sunday 1 May. This year, it will be the 2nd edition of the Tour de Yorkshire and our African Team are happy to be returning to Yorkshire after being part of the inaugural edition of the event as well. It is a race our team really enjoyed, with great crowds and good racing over the 3 road stages. On paper the route does not look too difficult, with each of the 3 road stages being moderately undulating. As was.