Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ general classification leader Domenico Pozzovivo has sadly been forced to withdraw from the 104th Giro d’Italia following crashing twice on stage six from Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno. The 38-year-old crashed twice in the opening kilometres of the race, in extremely wet conditions, but gamely fought his way to the finish line as Ascoli Piceno. Upon finishing he was immediately attended to by our team doctor and had an x-ray examination of the affected arm and ribs, which showed no sign of fracture. After an intensive night of treatment, a further assessment was conducted on Friday morning where it was deemed that.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo took yet another second place Giro d’Italia stage finish after being pipped on the line by Caleb Ewan on the stage five in Cattolica. The European and Italian champion also placed second on stage two of the race, and so today’s result sees him take the lead in the points classification and so he will don the maglia ciclamino on Thursday in stage six. After a fairly quiet opening 150km of the race day the very technical final 7km, as predicted, required excellent teamwork in order to position Nizzolo in the final kilometre. The Italian saw his opportunity and surged clear on the.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS will head to Mallorca, Spain, this week for the four UCI 1.1 races that make-up the Challenge Mallorca, starting tomorrow. Trofeo Calvia, Trofeo Serra de Tamuntana, Trofeo Andratx and the Trofeo Alcudia are the four events taking place on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca this week. Each of the races will include a significant amount of climbing, with only the final Trofeo Alcudia looking likely to be a race that the pure sprinters might feel they have a chance of success. Team Qhubeka ASSOS have sent a squad of 12 riders that will rotate between the 4 events, based on our.

Sestola, 11 May 2021 – Stage four of the Giro d’Italia saw the general classification race spark to life, and Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ Domenico Pozzovivo able to test his climbing legs for the first time as he finished strongly in Sestola. Pozzovivo crossed the line just over two minutes behind the day’s winner and is now 20th in the general classification, just over two minutes behind the new maglia rosa, Alessandro de Marchi. The stage was won by Joe Dombrowski in a late surge to the finish after a long, wet and cold day with Pozzovivo limiting his time loss to the main GC contenders in the.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS works with the Swiss CORE Body Temperature Monitoring technology to take training and racing performance to the next level.  As a team who has remained on the cutting-edge of technology, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with CORE Body Temperature Monitoring which will gives our athletes and coaches advanced performance insights. While heart rate monitors and power meters are commonplace, core body temperature is vital but has previously been difficult to capture. Our riders will use the CORE technology which incorporates an advanced sensor to capture accurate core body temperature data which can be used by the riders and our team’s.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo stormed to an impressive second place on stage two (179km) of the Giro d’Italia, that finished in Novara on Sunday. The stage was won by Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) with Elia Viviani following Nizzolo home to complete the podium. Overall I’m happy and I think that we’ve started this Giro well; and hopefully we can get a better result in the coming days. Giacomo Nizzolo A relatively benign ride by the peloton in towards the finish saw key moments in the final 4km well marshaled by the likes of Bert-Jan Lindeman, Max Walscheid and Victor Campenaerts. In the finale, Merlier.

Max Walscheid delivered a superb performance on the opening stage of the 104th Giro d’Italia to finish in 8th place, and lay down a marker for Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ ambitions at the 2021 event. Walscheid’s performance, in which he finished 19 seconds behind eventual stage-winner Filippo Ganna (IGD), was the highlight of an excellent outing for the team, who placed 5th overall in the team competition on the opening day. First day, first top-10! I’m super happy with finishing off some very good weeks of work in which the team have supported me in getting the best out of myself; the physical performance and also the.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS time trial specialist and UCI Hour Record holder, Victor Campenaerts will be offering fans a unique opportunity- to ride with him during his warm-up routine, minutes before he takes on the Giro d’Italia stage 1 time trial in Turin tomorrow, using the virtual cycling platform – Zwift. Join Victor Campenaerts during his warm-up, right before he starts the stage 1 individual time trial of the 2021 Giro d’Italia! – this is the invitation extended to cycling fans around the world from Campenaerts and Zwift. Victor Campenaerts“Zwift has become, for so many people, a very fun way to exercise, to interact with friends.

In the build-up to the 104th Giro d’Italia we’ve been providing some key insights into the process involved in just getting to the start-line. That point is the culmination of months of planning, training and a series of decisions that will – if all goes to plan – play a large part in determining the success of the race. In this installment we focus on how the final selection of the riders that will be at the Grande Partenza was made. Lars Michaelsen – Head Sports Director Grand Tour team selection is both a very difficult decision-making process, or perhaps seen through a difference lens,.

Team Qhubeka ASSOS, Africa’s UCI WorldTour outfit, is delighted to announce our line-up for the 2021 Giro d’Italia. The 104th edition of the iconic event (8-30 May) will see the Italian duo of Giacomo Nizzolo and Domenico Pozzovivo spearhead our efforts in our 6th appearance at the race. Nizzolo, the current European and Italian champion, returns to his home race having last ridden in 2019, and will be looking to add another chapter to his own history with the event. Twice the winner of the points jersey – in 2015 and 2016 – the 31-year-old will be aiming for a first-ever stage victory in his ninth.