Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and the rest of the peloton had a hard day in the saddle on stage 3 of Tour of Norway. Edvald Boasson Hagen fought courageously but ultimately, the Norwegian champion had to let go of the yellow leader’s jersey. However, he’s still very close to the overall podium. Friday’s stage of Tour of Norway was also the queen stage of the race. With 192 km to tackle and an uphill finish in Lillehammer, this was set to be the most crucial of the five stages. After multiple attacks, a group of six riders finally managed to get a gap on.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was in the mix again on stage 13 of Giro d’Italia as Ryan Gibbons took fifth place in the bunch sprint. Omar Fraile kept the blue KOM jersey. With a total distance of only 167 km and no categorized climbs to overcome, today’s stage was earmarked for the sprinters. Knowing that the rest of the stages in this year’s Giro d’Italia all are very hilly, stage 13 could also very well be the last chance for the fast riders to fight for glory. Early in the stage, a small group of four riders managed to distance the peloton. Team Dimension.
The 5th stage of the Amgen Tour of California saw the expected showdown take place on Mount Baldy and it was the American, Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac) who rode away with the win. Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) finished in 2nd place and 3rd went to George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo). Although the 5th stage of the Tour of California was just 125km in distance, 3 big climbs meant it would certainly be the queen stage of this year’s edition of the race. A fast start also didn’t make things any easier with 20 riders jumping into the early break of the day. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Reinardt.