Well-supported by his Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka teammates, Merhawi Kudus, showed great tenacity to finish in 17th place on the queen stage of Tour de Suisse. He now sits 15th overall before the last three stages of the race. Like yesterday, the beginning of the stage took place in a furious pace. On paper, this looked to be a good day for a break to make it all the way and therefore, countless occurred before a group finally got away. The 10 riders at the front worked well together but the peloton never them get a gap of more than just a few minutes..
The Tour of Slovenia stage 1 saw Mark Cavendish return to racing after illness kept him out of action for 3 months. In the end, Cavendish finished 10th on the stage but it was great to just have him back at the races..
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka performed perfectly to secure a bunch sprint on the opening stage of Tour de Slovénie. After impeccable teamwork, Mark Cavendish ended up taking 10th place in his first race back after suffering from Epstein-Barr Virus. Early on the stage, nine riders managed to distance the peloton and open up a gap. However, even though the front group worked well together, the pack never allowed the break to get too far away. The gap was kept at around four minutes for the majority of the stage before the teams of the sprinters started to organize the chase. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.