After announcing the arrival of a number of new riders for the 2015 cycling season, Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders, Louis Meintjes, Jay Thomson & Nicolas Dougall shared their thoughts and excitement on continuing their careers with the African Pro-Continental team. All three South African riders have existing contracts which extend into the 2015 season. Rider – Louis Meintjes I am really happy that i am still part of Team MTN-Qhubeka in 2015. The team has signed some really good riders, i can’t wait to meet and learn from these new teammates of mine. The team is really taking a step up next year and this is.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are very happy to announce the signing of Natnael Berhane for the 2015 season. Berhane is a former African and Eritrean road race champion as well as the current national time trial champion of Eritrea. During last year’s Tour of Turkey, Berhane made history by becoming the first black African to win a professional cycling stage race in Europe when he won the races overall classification. Berhane also went on to win Africa’s most prestigious UCI race this year, The Tour of Amissa Bongo in Gabon, after out-sprinting Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez for the all-important bonus seconds on the final stage. Having spent the past 2 years.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is really happy to announce that Stephen Cummings will be joining Team MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 season. Cummings is a great addition to our 2015 squad as he brings with him a tremendous amount of strength and time trialing ability. Cummings’ experience will play a big role in supporting our team in the Classics next season. While riding in service of a leader for most of his career, Cummings has still managed to pick up a number of prestigious victories. Most recently, Cummings won the overall classification at Tour of the Mediterranean earlier this year. As part of our objective to globalise our team for increased support to the.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is delighted to extend contracts with Adrien Niyonshuti, Johann van Zyl and Songezo Jim into 2015. Niyonshuti is one of the longest standing members of Team MTN-Qhubeka after joining the squad back in 2009. Jim joined the team from the beginning of the 2012 season while Van Zyl came across when the team turned Pro-Continental at the beginning of last season. As the team look to target more World Tour races next season, having each of these talented riders continue their careers at MTN-Qhubeka is an exciting prospect for African cycling. Team MTN-Qhubeka is placing its GC hopes on the shoulders of our young African climbers in 2015, Niyonshuti, Jim.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are happy to announce that 3 of its Vuelta a Espana stars have recently renewed their contracts with the team. Kristian Sbaragli, Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Jaco Venter have all renewed their agreements with Team MTN-Qhubeka. Sbaragli has been with Team MTN-Qhubeka since 2013 while Janse van Rensburg and Venter both joined the team in 2012 (Venter also rode for the team in 2010). All 3 riders have shown steady improvement over the last 2 years and each proved their quality once again at the recent Vuelta a Espana, forming part of the 9 rider team that managed to finish.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are happy to announce that Serge Pauwels will join our African Pro-Continental team next season. Pauwels joins Team MTN-Qhubeka after having spent the past 5 years racing at the World Tour level. Pauwels is a super strong domestique who has ridden in support of a number of grand tour contenders and also has an impressive team time trial record. Having ridden all 3 grand tours, Pauwels experience is a resource that will be extremely important to our team as we look to develop our young African climbers into real GC contenders. The support Pauwels will be able to give our young.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to announce that Australian, Matthew Goss will join Team MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 cycling season. Goss is an exceptional bike rider who has won races in multiple World Tour events, including stages of the Giro d’ Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice. The victory that really stands out on Goss’ palmares though, is his 2011 Milano-Sanremo triumph. While Goss is a seasoned professional having spent his last 8 years racing on World Tour teams, the Aussie star at only 27 years of age, has his best racing years ahead of him. The experience and fire power that Goss brings to MTN-Qhubeka.
Tyler Farrar has joined Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the 2015 cycling season. The American sprinter has spent his last 7 years with the current World Tour outfit, Garmin Sharp. Farrar is also part of a select group of riders in world cycling that has won a stage in each of the 3 grand tours. Farrar brings a tremendous amount of experience with him to Team MTN-Qhubeka as well as some pure speed and power that will fit directly into the team’s plans and goals for the 2015 cycling season. Farrar is one of the big names in world cycling and even bigger in the cycling.
Former track Olympic silver medalist and 5 time world champion, Theo Bos, will ride in the colours of Team MTN-Qhubeka next season. While racing for the Rabobank and Belkin Pro-Cycling Team outfits over the last 4 years, Bos has been able to take his professional win tally up to 35 race victories. Most recently Bos won a stage in the World Tour event, Tour de Pologne, the overall GC victory at the World Ports classic and 4 stage wins in the crazy bunch sprints of Le Tour de Langkawi earlier in the year. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is delighted to welcome the Dutchman to Africa’s professional cycling Team. Rider – Theo.
After spending two years in the World Tour squads Argos-Shimano and Giant-Shimano, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will return to Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the 2015-2016 seasons. Janse van Rensburg burst on to the international cycling scene during the 2011 Herald Sun Tour with a stage victory whilst riding for the MTN-Qhubeka UCI Continental Team. Janse van Rensburg confirmed his talent the following season by notching up a total of 14 victories, the most by any continental rider that year. Janse van Rensburg had attracted the attention of multiple World Tour teams and so moved on to Team Argos-Shimano in 2013, as he pursued his goals of racing in.