Jack Haig (Orica-Scott) took his maiden professional victory at the Tour of Poland today, soloing to the line to win stage 6. Wout Poels (Team Sky) brought the small group of favourites home for 2nd with Bob Jungels (Quickstep Floors) in 3rd. It was tough day of climbing at the Tour of Poand today as 8 categorised climbs made up the 189km route, with a few additional climbs not categorised too. For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, we had lost Nathan Haas to bronchitis but looked to young Ben O’Connor and Natnael Berhane for today’s tough stage. The sharp climbs that seemed similar to some.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka showed its strength in the mountains on stage 3 of Vuelta a Burgos as Igor Antón and Merhawi Kudus both finished in Top10. Mikel Landa (Team Sky) took the win. Early on the stage, a break of 12 riders got away. Once again, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was represented in the front group as Jacques Janse van Rensburg made the cut. The former South African champion did well to get involved in the intermediate sprints. He took eight points and thereby helped his teammate Ben King keep the lead in the competition. As the riders took on the mountainous.
From the Township to the Tour. An African dream Nicholas Dlamini took another huge pedal stroke on his journey from a shack in the township of Cape Town to becoming the first black South African to ride in the Tour de France this week when he joined Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s World Tour team. The dream that first took shape when he began riding just nine years ago has driven the 21-year-old raised in the Capricorn settlement in Muizenburg. He is regarded as the next “big thing” to come out of Africa, having earned high praise from cycling legend Steven Roche, amongst many others..