Marc Pritzen, from our continental team, raced to victory at the South African road race championship in Swellendam, South Africa. Pritzen took the win ahead of Willie Smit (Burgo- BH), with a well-timed attack in the final stretch of the 178km race. It was an impressive all-round team performance, with Nicholas Dlamini claiming the bronze medal for Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Pritzen’s road race title comes after he already claimed the u23 time trial title on Friday. With the elite and U23 categories being combined for the road race, today’s victory meant the 21-year-old from Benoni will proudly be able to show off the national jersey.
The 100th edition of Volta Ciclista a Cataluñya gets underway in Calella tomorrow. Team Qhubeka ASSOS will field a team that will be on the hunt for opportunities throughout the race. The race has multiple climbing stages and includes an individual time trial. Our climbing trio of Robert Power, Sander Armée and Kilian Frankiny will look forward to testing their prowess on the climbs in the region. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will provide a sprint option for us. All-rounder, Sean Bennett, and the neo-pro duo of Connor Brown and Karel Vacek complete our roster. Kilian Frankiny- Rider “I have already done the race twice, and.
The reigning European and Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo will spearhead Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ hopes at Milan-Sanremo on Saturday. For Africa’s WorldTour team this race is particularly poignant with Gerald Ciolek’s 2013 victory, in epic conditions, catapulting the team onto the global stage. Nizzolo finished an excellent fifth at La Classicissima (sic) in 2020 and will be hoping for a repeat of a similar level of performance this Saturday, on a day of racing that will cover 299km. Milan-Sanremo lineup [squad numbers]: Giacomo Nizzolo  Victor Campenaerts  Simon Clarke  Michael Gogl  Bert-Jan Lindeman  Emil Vinjebo  Lukasz Wisniowski  Giacomo Nizzolo Preparation.
Germany’s Max Walscheid will look to take advantage of his own opportunity to lead Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ challenge at the one-day Danilith Nokere Koerse (195km) in Belgium. Walscheid (27) has been in strong form already this season as part of the team’s group of fast men, and will be licking his lips at getting the chance to fight for a result. He will have plenty of horsepower in support too, through the likes of South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen and the piloting skills of Matteo Pelucchi. Three of the team’s younger men will be tasked with assisting throughout in the.
The UCI World Tour Tirreno-Adriatico gets underway tomorrow in Lido di Camiore, Italy. The Italian stage race will comprise of 7 stages, ending with the traditional time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto. Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be heading to Tirreno-Adriatico led by veteran climber, Domenico Pozzovivo, and backed up by a strong classics style squad. Domenico Pozzovio will be our main card for the general classification, and so naturally he will look to ride strongly on the big stage 4 mountain summit finish as well as on the final stage, 10km individual time trial. With three punchy stages, the likes of Michael Gogl, Simon.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS is very pleased to announce our partnership with premium cycling shoe brand Gaerne for 2021. Africa’s UCI WorldTour team, along with our under 23 team – Team Qhubeka – will see every single rider across both outfits don the famous brand as we compete at the very highest level of the sport. This partnership is unique for this very reason and speaks directly to the unified nature of the team in ensuring that every single rider will wear Gaerne during a season which will see our WorldTour team race approximately 280 days. Our riders will showcase the latest offering from Gaerne, the.
Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) won the 15th edition of Strade Bianche, taking a fine win ahead of Julien Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers). Team Qhubeka ASSOS lined up for the 184km Strade Bianche, which also included 63km of gravel roads, motivated and prepared for the challenge that lay ahead. Michael Gogl and Simon Clarke, our two protected riders of the day, were well looked after by their youthful teammates; Robert Power, Emil Vinjebo, Mauro Schmid, Karel Vacek and Bert-Jan Lindeman in the early part of the race. Schmid was on the ball, following one of the first real moves of the day,.
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Team Qhubeka ASSOS has named an exciting lineup for Paris-Nice which starts on Sunday. The selection features a return for Giacomo Nizzolo, who took a stunning stage victory at the race in 2020, and a debut for Colombia’s Sergio Henao. The eight-stage race is expected to feature a number of sprint opportunities which will see the European and Italian champion ably supported by the now familiar faces of compatriot Matteo Pelucchi and Germany’s Max Walscheid. Nizzolo sprinted to a hugely impressive victory on stage two of the 2020 edition of this race and it will once again serve as an important event looking ahead to.
A thrilling display of attacking racing saw Team Qhubeka ASSOS draw widespread praise for their overall performance at Le Samyn on Tuesday, with Victor Campenaerts winning the prize for most attacking rider of the day for Africa’s UCI WorldTour team. Even so, there was some disappointment at the prospect of missing out on an even better result as sprinter Carlos Barbero was desperately unlucky, with a flat tyre with just over 5km to go on the high speed run in to the final. After the team played their part in reeling in the day’s early breakaway, they breathed fire into the race through a series.