Spain’s Carlos Barbero has been called up as a replacement for Fabio Aru in the Team Qhubeka ASSOS line-up to tackle the 108th Tour de France. Barbero (30) will join three other riders on our roster who will make their first appearances at the race: Nicholas Dlamini, Sean Bennett and Victor Campenaerts. His selection will further compliment the team’s ambitions to race aggressively, a style which saw him net two top-10 stage finishes at the recent completed Criterium du Dauphine. Barbero has twice raced the Vuelta a Espana and has 12 career victories as a professional on his palmares. Revised Team Qhubeka ASSOS line-up [squad.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS continues to make history as we are thrilled to announce our eight-rider roster for the 2021 Tour de France which includes a debut for Nicholas Dlamini, who becomes the first black South African ever to compete at the showpiece event. Team Qhubeka ASSOS, Africa’s UCI WorldTour team, will make its seventh appearance at the Tour de France having first competed in 2015 (MTN-Qhubeka). Over that period the team has won seven stages; and worn the yellow, green and polka dot jerseys respectively. Dlamini’s selection is a landmark moment for the South African-registered team as he becomes the latest rider to progress from.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and Team Qhubeka ASSOS, Africa’s UCI WorldTour cycling team, today announced the Official Cyber Protection Partnership which will be supported by Pan-European cloud services distributor, Resello. Through this partnership, Acronis and Resello will provide Team Qhubeka ASSOS with award-winning cyber protection technology. “As a cycling team at the pinnacle of the sport we are a high-performance sporting organisation, but it’s our unique purpose that sets us apart as we race to change lives with bicycles. “As an organization that races across the globe over 250 days a year we are constantly in motion; and by working together with.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS riders are readying themselves for a chance of achieving national pride and glory this week, with numerous national championship titles up for grabs. The following Qhubeka ASSOS riders will be in action over the coming weekend, as they challenge for the national road titles of their respective nations. Belgium – Sander Armee, Victor Campenaerts & Dimitri Claeys Italy – Fabio Aru, Giacomo Nizzolo, Domenico Pozzovivo Switzerland – Kilian Frankiny, Mauro Schmid Denmark – Andreas Stokbro, Emil Vinjebo Spain – Carlos Barbero Austria – Michael Gogl Netherlands – Bert-Jan Lindeman Czech Republic – Karel Vacek Germany – Max Walscheid Poland – Lukasz Wisniowski.
The current European and Italian champion, Giacomo Nizzolo, will begin his preparations for the second-half of his season with his sights now firmly fixed on the UCI Road World Championships in Flanders in September. The 32-year-old Team Qhubeka ASSOS sprinter recently took his maiden Grand Tour stage win at the Giro d’Italia, a victory he described as an “explosion of emotion” after 11 second-place stage finishes. The Italian has netted 15 top-10 finishes this year across 46 race days; only Kilian Frankiny and Bert-Jan Lindeman have raced more than him in our team this season. 2021 has seen him race at Etoile de Besseges, UAE Tour,.
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) won the Tour de Suisse overall with Gino Mader (Bahrain-Victorius) taking out the final stage victory. Team Qhubeka ASSOS had Domenico Pozzovivo ride away with a very good 6th place overall. The final stage of the Tour de Suisse was one last very difficult stage in the Swiss Alps, with an ascent of the famous Gotthard Pass being the last major test for the UCI World Tour peloton. A fast start saw a big early break go clear, but all attackers would be caught on the foot of the Gotthard Pass, a 12km climb that peaked over 2000m altitude with a.
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse while Team Qhubeka ASSOS had Domenico Pozzovivo in the GC mix on today’s tough mountain stage, finishing in 8th place. Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse was a tough 175km mountain stage, which concluded with a summit finish to Leukerbad. The early racing saw a 4-rider break go clear but it was always going to be the final 30km where the race for the stage & GC battle would commence in earnest. The break was caught ahead of the two tough finishing climbs of Erschmat and & Leukerbad, respectively. Team Qhubeka ASSOS.
The Baloise Belgium Tour gets underway tomorrow, starting in Beveren and will see the UCI 2.Pro peloton take on five stages, four road stages and one ITT stage, before finishing in Berengin. Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be lining up for the Baloise Belgium Tour with a strong team, able to challenge for stage wins but also eyeing a top GC placing. Victor Campenaerts, now recovered and ready to race again after his exploits at the Giro d’Italia where he won stage 15 of the Italian grand tour, will lead our team alongside Italian and European Champion, Giacomo Nizzolo. Dimitri Claeys and Lukasz Wisniowski will add.
The Tour de Suisse gets underway on Sunday and Team Qhubeka ASSOS will be motivated to perform well during the UCI World Tour event, in front of its numerous key Swiss partners. Team Qhubeka ASSOS will take to the start of the Tour de Suisse, motivated to race well on the home roads of ASSOS of Switzerland, BMC Switzerland and On Running. The 8-stage race includes two time trials while the 6 road stages all incorporate a significant amount of climbing meters. Team Qhubeka ASSOS has selected a team based upon the hilly terrain and will be led by Domenico Pozzovivo. Joining Pozzovivo will be.
Three stage victories in just five days at the 2021 Giro d’Italia proved to be the most successful in our team’s history. We take a look back at an incredible week for the team with further insights from those involved, who all played their part in putting their hands up for our purpose. In late 2020 it looked likely that the dream to exist at cycling’s highest level – the UCI WorldTour – for what is now Team Qhubeka ASSOS, could well be over. Without a major sponsor, hopes of survival looked slim with riders and staff encouraged to take up offers from elsewhere. Fast-forward.