Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s three remaining riders in Vuelta a España got safely through Tuesday’s time trial with an eye on tomorrow’s difficult mountain top finish. Jacques Janse van Rensburg was the team’s top finisher as Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the stage and increased his overall lead. After Monday’s well-deserved rest day, a 40.2 km long individual time trial awaited the riders on stage 16. Without any specialists against the clock, the main focus for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was to get through the day without any incidents. Stage 17 is another very demanding day in the mountains and with only climbers.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Edvald Boasson Hagen came very close to victory on stage 3 of Tour of Britain. In a new photo-finish verdict, Boasson Hagen had to settle for second place once again. After losing out to Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) in a very close photo-finish on stage 1 and being relegated after crossing the line first on stage 2, Boasson Hagen was extremely eager to pay back his teammates with a victory on Tuesday’s stage 3. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did well to help keep the early breakaway in check and when it all came back together with 10 km left to.
Another riveting day was on the cards for stage two of the Tour of Britain. Scott Mitchell was there to capture all of it..