It was a busy day for the team where Serge Pauwels finished 18th overall and Edvald Boasson Hagen spent the day in the break. Here are some the day’s best shots..
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did well to get into the heart of the action on Wednesday’s stage 5 of Tour de France. Edvald Boasson Hagen was part of a strong breakaway, which virtually put him in the yellow jersey during the stage. Right from the beginning of the day, multiple riders tried to break away. Ultimately, a strong group of eight riders managed to distance the peloton. Boasson Hagen had been very attentive near the front and he was quick to join the moves when top breakaway riders like Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) attacked..
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka put its mark on the final of stage 3 in Tour of Austria. Jay Thomson tried to take the peloton by surprise with a courageous attack before Ryan Gibbons sprinted to sixth place. With its 226.2 km, today’s stage was the longest one of the Austrian race. However, if anybody thought that meant the riders would take it easy at the beginning, they were wrong. The peloton covered no less than 50 km in the first hour of racing before a small group finally got away. The pack wasn’t interested in letting the break get too much of a gap and.
Stage 4 of Tour de France didn’t turned out as the team had hoped for. Mark Cavendish was in a good position for the final sprint but a late crash sent him to the hospital where examinations confirmed a broken shoulder blade. Scott Mitchell was there to capture the whole story..