What an incredible start to the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish wins stage and goes into the yellow jersey! This is how it happened: http://africasteam.com/2016/07/02/tour-de-france-1-mark-cavendish-sprints-to-stage-victory-and-yellow-jersey/.

The opening stage of the 103rd Tour de France came down to a bunch sprint in Utah Beach and Mark Cavendish gave Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka an incredible stage victory and also secured his, and our African Team’s, first ever yellow jersey of the Tour de France. Starting in Mont-Saint-Michel, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a clear plan of delivering Cavendish to the sprint finale with the hope of taking the stage victory and the yellow jersey. The 188km stage to Utah Beach suited the sprinters perfectly and so the 5 rider breakaway that did go clear early on, had zero chance of.

The day before the Tour de France got underway, Team Principal Douglas Ryder and Oakley came bearing gifts for the boys. It was about as relaxed a day you can get at the Tour. Gruber Images were around to see what was going down..

Our soigneurs, Alice and Daniel, pack a few of the Tacx bidons which we’ll be needing during the first few stages of this year’s Tour de France..

The 2016 Tour de France got underway on Thursday evening in Manche, with a team presentation that paid homage to the region of Normandy and the significant role it had during World War 2. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were on display and our African Team were happy to use the opportunity to show off our new kit, which highlights our #Qhubeka5000 challenge the team will undertake during Le Tour.  MET Helmets have produced a beautiful Tour de France #Qhubeka5000 special edition helmet, which our team will be using over the coming 3 weeks. While the bright white colour with green trimmings will light up.