Jacques Janse van Rensburg crashed a few meters after crossing the finish line at today’s Tour de Romandie prologue. Unfortunately our South African climber, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, crashed just meters after crossing the finish line at the Tour de Romandie today. The crash was as a result of the race organisations electric cable coverings that lay across the road. “Scans have revealed that Jacques has a fracture of the right clavicle. At this stage, surgery will not be required as part of his recovery process. Our medical team will now continue to monitor Jacques until he has made a full recovery, but unfortunately he.
It has been a strong start to 2019 for the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team with recent highlights being back-to-back wins at Giro del Belvedere and G.P. Palio del Recioto in recent weeks. In a dominant performance, Samuele Battistella first took the overall honours at Belvedere with teammate Matteo Sobrero claiming 3rd place. One day later, and it was Sobrero on the top step at G.P. Palio del Recioto with Battistella claiming 2nd place to cap a memorable few days for the riders, support staff and our partners. Both events being UCI internationally sanctioned u23 races. At a national level, the team has 3 more.
One of only two German races on the UCI World Tour calendar this year, Eschborn-Frankfurt, takes place tomorrow over a shorter than usual 187km course. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be starting the race with a strong sprint focused team. Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Emirates) has made this race his own in recent years, winning the previous 4 editions of the race. Edvald Boasson Hagen will hope to challenge his countryman, and improve on his 8th place of last year. Boasson Hagen is part of a three pronged attack that also includes our South African’s, Ryan Gibbons and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. A strong team will.