Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and the rest of the peloton in Tour de Suisse were in for a tough day in the saddle on the mountainous stage 4 of the race. On the final climb, Merhawi Kudus did well to take 17th place, which saw him move into Top20 overall. After a fast start to the day with multiple breakaway attempts, four riders ultimately managed to distance the peloton and create a significant gap. Halfway through the stage, the quartet had built up a gap of over seven minutes on the pack, who didn’t seem too concerned about breakaway. The distance started to shorten.

The 13th of June 2017 marks a significant day on the calendar for African Cycling and our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental squad as Joseph Areruya won stage 5a of the u23 Giro d’Italia. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental started the biggest race of their season on 9 June, the 7 stage u23 Giro d’Italia. Today saw the riders take on stage 5a, an 87km road stage with a 14km individual time trial following in the afternoon. Up until today the u23 Giro d’Italia had already been a massive success for our young African Team. El Mehdi Chokri sprinted to 5th place during.