Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Merhawi Kudus put up a courageous fight in the final stage of Tour de Suisse. Kudus managed to limit his losses in the 28.6 km individual time trial to keep his 15th position in the general classification. Without any true specialists against the clock, the main focus for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka today was for Kudus to keep his Top15 place overall. The predominantly flat course didn’t do the lightweight Eritrean climber any favors but despite the obvious obstacles, Kudus still managed to keep his closest rivals behind him and take home an impressive overall result in the Swiss.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a strong finish to Tour de Slovénie as Mark Cavendish sprinted to second place after Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) on the last stage of the race. As it has been custom in the previous stages of the Slovenian stage race, it didn’t take long for an early breakaway to establish a gap on the peloton. Six riders made it up the road but with the teams of the sprinters setting the pace in the pack, the breakaway was always kept within reach. The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders had saved their legs on yesterday’s mountain top finish.