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.
After five years with Team Sky, Edvald Boasson Hagen has decided to continue his career with Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the next two years. Rider – Edvald Boassen Hagen It´s been five great seasons with Team Sky, but the time has come to seek new challenges. MTN-Qhubeka has a very good platform and a framework that fits me very well, so I´m sure this is a very good choice for the next seasons. I´ve had several options for the future, among them also World Tour teams. But after some consideration this is the team I most of all want to ride for in the.
Team MTN-Qhubeka has announced today the appointment of Brian Smith as interim General Manager until the end of the year, with immediate effect. With the recent addition of several sponsors and the continued growth of the organization, Brian is charged with preparing the team for the 2015 season, including the selection and hiring of several marquee riders, staff & management and expanding the team’s infrastructure. During his engagement, he will also be part of the process to appoint a full-time General Manager before the end of the year. Brian has worked with Gerard Vroomen during the setup of the Cervelo TestTeam and also fulfilled this role.
Johannesburg, South Africa and Toronto, Canada– July 18th, 2014 –Thanks to a new partnership with Cervélo bicycles and Rotor components, Team MTN-Qhubeka continues its ambitious upgrade for 2015 and beyond. The new Team MTN-Qhubeka partnership is built around a fresh team concept designed to take fan experience and interaction to a whole new level, with Cervélo co-founder Gerard Vroomen heading up the effort. Building on ideas developed with the highly successful Cervélo Test Team of 2009-10, the concept is designed to bring fans closer to the team and its riders than ever before. Racing ambitions for the team are high. The new partnership allows Team.