Ben King was in the action today for Team Dimension Data, as he claimed the King of the Mountains jersey in an eventful stage. Stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve started from Sagres and ended in Fóia. The 187.9km stage included a 4th category climb, followed by three 3rd category climbs, after which the riders had to tackle a category one summit finish. The race started with a numerous attacks, but a group was only successful 10km into racing. Ben King from our African Team made the breakaway with Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-hansgrohe), Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Marcos Jurado (Efapel), Oscar Pelegri.
Greg van Avermaet (BMC) took the honours in stage three of the Tour of Oman after a gruelling 179.5km that finished at the Wadi Dayqah dam. The Belgian crossed the line 3 seconds ahead of Rui Costa (UAE) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana). Merhawi Kudus finished 17 seconds behind in a group that included Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and slipped to 3rd position in the white jersey after Thursday’s result. Van Avermaet holds onto the race leaders jersey by 11 seconds ahead of Alexey Lutsenko (Astana). The early racing was much of the same as previous stages with Loic Chetout (Cofidis) being the aggressor and among the.
Stage 1 was the season opener for Louis Meintjes, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Ben King. Here’s how the day unfolded for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka..