Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Canadian campaign kicked off today with the Grand Prix Cyclistes Québec. After 201 tough kilometers it was World Champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) who raised his arms as he crossed the line ahead of Olympic Champion Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and Anthony Roux (FDJ). Nathan Haas finished the race in 6th place for our African team. Warm temperatures and a blue sky greeted the riders at the start of the race and it didn’t take long for the break to go up the road. Matt Brammeier jumped right from the gun and dragged Valerio Agnoli (Astana), Lars Bak (Lotto-Soudal), Maxim Belkov.
Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the stage 19 individual time trial at the Vuelta a Espana today. Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) finished in 2nd place with Tobias Ludvigsson (Giant-Alpecin) placing 3rd. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) held on to the overall race lead despite losing 2’16” to Froome today. For our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders, today’s 37km time trial was a low stress affair. With no time trial specialist lining up for our African Team, the plan was to get through the stage safely and conserve as much energy as possible for tomorrow’s tough climbing stage. Merhawi Kudus was our best placed rider on the stage,.
Wout Poels (Team Sky) won the stage 6 hilltop finish at the Tour of Britain today with Rohann Dennis (BMC Racing) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) rounding out the podium. By finishing in 8th on the stage though, Steve Cummings moved into the yellow jersey and overall lead of the Tour of Britain. As has been the case with most stages thus far at the Tour of Britain, an early break was able to ride clear in the opening kilometers and today’s break would comprise of 4 riders. Although the stage was only 150km in length, the difficult final which came in the form of the.