The morning breakaway made it all the way on stage 18 as Sander Armée (Lotto Soudal) took the win. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Igor Antón proved to be feeling better again after suffering from sickness earlier this week. Knowing that today’s stage would be a good day for a strong break to succeed, multiple riders tried to get away right from the beginning of the stage. Despite a very undulating terrain, the peloton covered 46 km within the first hour of racing. The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders attacked several times but with only three riders left to fight, it was a tall.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Edvald Boasson Hagen continues to stay within contention for the overall victory in Tour of Britain. The 30-year-old finished in 16th place in the time trial on stage 5 and he’s now eighth overall. After a very strong start to the race with several top performances, Edvald Boasson Hagen was eager to take on Thursday’s 16.2 km long individual time trial. In a fierce fight against the clock, the powerful Norwegian lost a little time to the top favorites but he managed to do well to finish the day 30 seconds behind the winner, Lars Boom (Team LottoNL-Jumbo). In the general.
This week, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be racing in three races on two different continents. While parts of the team are doing Vuelta a España and Tour of Britain, another part will line up at the two Canadian one-day races Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The first of the two races is Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, which takes place on Friday, September 8. Sixteen undulating laps of 12.6 km await the riders in the city center of Québec. The course includes several challenging uphill sections. Especially the last 3.5 km are tough with short but steep.