Niki Terpstra (Quickstep-Floors) lived up to his pre-race favourite tag to win the 102nd edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) secured 2nd place and Philippe Gilbert (Quickstep-Floors) rounded out the podium. Starting in Antwerpen, the peloton set off in cold and wet conditions with 264km to race before reaching the finish in Oudenaarde. From the gun there were numerous attacks and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Jay Thomson and Johann van Zyl following all the early moves. Quickstep-Floors were letting nothing go though, and chased anyone that made a move for the first 60km of the race. It was only once we reached the.
The UCI World Tour continues next week with the Vuelta al Pais Vasco taking place from the 2nd to 7th April. The 6 stage event will include some of the toughest climbs the Basque Country has to offer. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is all set to start the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, or Tour of the Basque Country as it is commonly known, starting this Monday the 2nd April. This year 5 big climbing stages are only separated by a flat 19km individual time trial, which will make up stage 4. Our African Team will have a number of punchy climbers ready to duke.