The first stage of La Vuelta was won by Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) who clocked the fastest time in today’s individual time trial. In second place was Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) followed by Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal). La Vuelta a Espana got underway today in Malaga with a 8km individual time trial. It was a hot and sunny afternoon spent on a flat and fast course, which only had a slight kick 5km in. Steve Cummings produced a strong ride for us to finish in 10’08”, 29 seconds off the winning time and Ryan Gibbons also clocked a respectable time of 10’14. Ben King was.
A tough stage 3 of the Deutschland Tour saw Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) take the stage victory in Merzig as a crash in the final kilometre saw a number of riders fall heavily. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg finished 9th having luckily escaped being brought down in a spectacular crash that happened immediately in front of him. Nils Politt (Katusha) was second with Peter Vanspeybrouck (Wanty) in 3rd place. The 157km stage was well managed by our team as Jay Thomson and Mark Renshaw played key earlier roles on the day. Bernie Eisel then subtly guided the team into the correct crucial position for the final where.
Team Dimension Data will be lining up for the UCI World Tour one day event, Bretagne Classic Ouest–France, this Sunday. The single day classic is not only one of the toughest races due to the narrow, rough and undulating roads in Bretagne, France but at 256km in length, it is also one of the longest. Starting in Plouy, the 256km parcours undulates all the way out to Vannes, before returning to Plouay, finishing with a 14.7km punchy city circuit. There will be sprinters keen on keeping the race together, as was the case last year and in 2015, but the opportunities proved in 2014 and.
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, was in the mix in both stage, finishing 5th in stage 2 and 9th in stage 3..