Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) picked up his 2nd Tour de France stage win, by taking the stage 16 mass sprint finish in Nimes. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) was 2nd and Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) finished 3rd. Stage 16 of the Tour de France was a generally flat loop around Nimes. It was also the final opportunity before Paris, for the sprint teams to have a go at a stage win. Lars Bak from Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was hoping to catch the main sprint teams off guard and infiltrated the main break of the day. Bak and his 4 fellow escapees pushed the peloton all the.
The second half of the season will commence for a number of our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders tomorrow, as we take on the UCI 2.1 Adriatica Ionica Race. The Adriatica Ionica Race will run over five days, starting tomorrow, with 4 of the days suiting the fast men while stage three’s summit finish will likely be the big GC deciding stage. Louis Meintjes finally makes his return to racing at Adriatica Ionica, after recovering from the wrist fracture that he sustained at the Tour of California in May. He’ll be joined by fellow South African Ryan Gibbons, who will look to begin building.