The Tour of California is set to take place from the 14th – 20th May and for the first time, the American race will form part of the UCI World Tour. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will once again be at the start of this great race and we are excited for what is in store over the coming 7 stages. Initially Mark Cavendish was meant to headline our African Team at the Tour of California this year, but after our ace sprinter was diagnosed with the Epstein Barr Virus, we have had to adapt our strategy for America’s premier road cycling race. Subsequently, Team.
Once again, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was in the mix, fighting for the top positons in the Giro d’Italia. After great teamwork, Ryan Gibbons proved his big talent as he sprinted to sixth place on stage 7. On paper, today’s stage looked like a sure thing for the sprinters. Therefore, it was no surprise to see that only three riders wanted to make it into the early break. In fact, the trio even became a duo shortly after forming. With 224 km to overcome and no major climbs, all the sprinters had red-circled this stage in the road book and their teams worked well.