[EDITORIAL]: Every morning when the Ethiopian road race champion, Negasi Haylu Abreha, wakes up he has no idea whether his family are alive. He has no way of being able to call home or message them immediately to check. WHY? Negasi, who in 2021 will ride his second year with the Team Qhubeka Continental team, is from Mek’ele, the main town in the region of Tigray, Ethiopia. It’s a region that’s seen conflict arise between national government forces and the region’s ruling party, following an outbreak of hostilities in early November. It’s a situation that’s continued unabated, which at the time of writing has seen the.
Team captained by Victor Campenaerts claim narrow victory in NTT Partner Challenge that also saw significant donations to the Qhubeka charity. The NTT Partner Challenge incredibly saw over 89 000 kilometres covered by the more than by 700 participants in a unique event held on the weekend of 27-28 June, celebrating NTT Pro Cycling and its partners. 14 teams, consisting of approximately 50 people, set out with a target to cover as a minimum the total distance of the 2020 Tour de France (3470km). Each team was captained by a rider from NTT Pro Cycling, that drew fierce but friendly competition and wonderful engagement across.
NTT Pro Cycling’s riders and staff, together with colleagues from the NTT Continental team, are joining forces with our partners in a “unique event” to commemorate the 2020 Tour de France. The two-day NTT Partner Challenge, taking place over the weekend of 27/28 June, will see over 700 people in 14 teams endeavour to cover the entire length of the 2020 Grand Boucle – 3470km. The nature of the event will seek to draw our team and our entire partner network even closer in a truly unique, fun fashion. Participants will either cycle, run, walk, swim or paddle board – or a combination thereof –.
Our continental team rode superbly to set-up the win for Leonardo Marchiori at Firenze-Empoli today. There were no big attacks or breakaways on the 142,5km race, except for two riders who made it away in the beginning. In the end, it came down to a massive bunch sprint, with around 80 riders fighting for the win. The team worked well to keep Marchiori in the front before his final sprint, which he launched with 300m to go, and which secured the victory. Leonardo Marchiori “Today was a great day for us. The whole team worked perfectly and helped me position myself in front of every.
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.