Dries Van Gestel (Sport Vlaanderen) won the opening stage of the Tour des Fjords by winning a 4-man sprint to the line in Forde. Daniel Turek (Israel Cycling Academy) was the stage runner up and 3rd place went to Hector Saez (Caja-Rural). It was a cold and wet opening stage of the Tour des Fjords with riders taking on 189km from Balestrand to Forde. Two early climbs made the opening kilometers of the stage quite difficult and our African Team tried to take full advantage of the uphill gradients. Over the first climb of the day, a group of 20 riders got away and we.
Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) won the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia after a late solo attack. Rui Costa (UAE Emirates) finished in 2nd place and Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) was the rider in 3rd position. It was another long day at the Giro d’Italia with 219km on the menu for the riders, as they left Tirano for Canazei. A fast start saw 3 riders get over the first climb of the day in the lead, with another large group of 40 riders also cresting the first climb of the day ahead of the peloton. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had 4 riders in this big chase.