The relative calm before the storm which was the day before the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour got underway, Scott Mitchell caught the movements of our African Team. What a spectacular place the Yas Marina Circuit is..
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were on song during stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour as a perfect leadout from the African Team delivered Mark Cavendish to victory. The minor podium placings went to Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) respectively. It was the first World Tour victory of the season for Cavendish and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour presented the crowd with the sprint finale they were expecting and it was the superior leadout that won the stage today. When the early breakaway of the stage was reeled in with 15km to go, the.
It was a small group sprint that decided stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi and Travis McCabe (United Healthcare) came out on top. Fillipo Pozzato (Willier) was 2nd and our young South African sprinter, Ryan Gibbons placed 3rd. Gibbons also moved into the overall race lead thanks to the time bonuses won yesterday and today. Stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi was the longest stage of the race at 208km and with 2 big categorised climbs in the middle portion of the stage, all was set for a tough day. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were looking to capitalise on the slightly harder.