The opening stage of the Tour of Norway ended in the expected mass sprint with Steele von Hoff (One Pro Cycling) powering to the win ahead of Phil Bauhaus (Bora Argon 18) and Yannick Martinez (Dalke Marseille Provence KTM). The stage took in a few undulations over the 173km from Drammen to Langesund but nothing too severe and so the sprinters had a real interest in today’s stage. The peloton nearly let the win slip through its fingers though as the early 5 rider break of the day was only caught with 3km to go. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka assumed responsibility for leading the.
Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) won the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia by out sprinting his 2 late breakaway mates, Andrey Amador (Movistar) and Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quickstep). It was a long 227km from Modena to Asolo with the first 200km being all flat. The final 20km was where it got a bit interesting as 3 short sharp climb would be contested. The early break of 3 riders that formed in the morning had no chance of surviving and they were caught on the slopes of the first of the 3 climbs. The race defining moment though came just a few kilometers before this climb, when there.
The Tour of Norway gets underway today, 18th of May and will conclude after 5 stages, finishing on Sunday 22nd of May. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be on the start line with intentions of winning the race overall. Our African Team will be led by Edvald Boasson Hagen who returns to racing after a short break following his Spring Classics campaign. Last year Boasson Hagen finished 2nd overall in his home country tour and this year he will aim for one step higher on the podium. With most of the stages suiting strong punchy riders, Boasson Hagen will certainly be one of the.
Jacques Janse van Rensburg was our best placed finisher at the Amgen Tour of California today. Brian Hodes captured the action for us..
Stage 3 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California was another tough and contested one on the sunshine state’s stunning backroads. It was also one for the GC contenders, with a summit finish up on Gibraltar road. At the end French Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) timed his effort perfectly to get the better of Peter Stetina (Trek) and George Bennett (Lotto NL-Jumbo). Jacques Janse van Rensburg was Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s best place finisher. The stage got off to a fast start with two KOM’s just a few kilometers from the start in Thousand Oaks. Eventually, 7 riders managed to get away. Among them was.