Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won stage 1 of the Tour of Slovakia, taking the sprint ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in 2nd and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Team Qhubeka NextHash) 3rd. After last nights short 1,6km prologue, today was the opening road stage of the Tour of Slovakia. The undulating 158km route saw most of the hills placed in the first half of the stage, meaning the flat run toward the finish in Kosice made it a good day for the sprinters. Team Qhubeka NextHash were active from the start of the stage though, as Dylan Sunderland infiltrated the early breakaway group. Sunderland was joined by.
The GP Wallonie takes place on Wednesday 15 September and Team Qhubeka NextHash will line-up with a strong classics type squad for the Belgian UCI 1.Pro race. After the GP Wallonie did not take place last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race is back on the calendar this season and is set to run over its familiar 200km route from Aywaille to Citadelle de Namur. Team Qhubeka NextHash will be at the start with a strong classics type squad spearheaded by our Belgian duo, Victor Campenaerts and Dimitri Claeys. For Campenaerts, Wallonie will be part of his final tune-up ahead of the World.
Team Qhubeka NextHash will compete at the 5-stage Tour of Slovakia, which gets underway on Wednesday 15 September. The race will also see a return to action for Domenico Pozzovivo, since the Italian crashed out of the Tour of Burgos in August. The Tour of Slovakia will be a key race for Team Qhubeka NextHash, as it allows Pozzovivo to return to action as part of his ongoing recovery process, since fracturing his knee at the Vuelta a Burgos. The race will also provide us with the opportunity to give two of our continental team riders, Antonio Puppio and Luca Coati, the chance to gain.
Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 5 of the Tour of Britain, taking the win just ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka NextHash) with Dan Mclay (Arkea Samsic) in 3rd place. Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain was a 150km route from Alderely Park to Warrington. After a few initial undulations, the final 80km of the stage was mostly flat which made it a great opportunity for the sprinters. Team Qhubeka NextHash looked to make the most of this opportunity with the European Champion, Nizzolo one of the favourites for the stage. Five riders formed the early break of the day, but as expected,.
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) powered to the Tour of Britain stage 4 victory, beating Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) into 2nd place with Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up) rounding out the podium. Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain was the longest of the race, covering 210km from Aberaeron to Llandudno. There was also a fair amount of climbing in the final half of the stage, with two short sharp climbs placed in the final 7km. The tough nature of the course meant it would be an important stage for the GC men and the punchy climber specialists in the bunch. For Team Qhubeka NextHash, this meant Simon.
Victor Campenaerts secured third place in the general classification for Team Qhubeka NextHash after an exciting week of racing at the Benelux Tour. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain- Victorious) won the race overall, with his teammate Matej Mohorič placing in second. It was a strong week of racing from Campenaerts, with his most notable performances being 5th place on yesterday’s queen stage and 8th place during the time trial. Max Walscheid also picked up two top 10 placings in the sprint stages and an impressive 5th place in the time trial, rounding off a strong week of teamwork for Team Qhubeka. The final stage of the race.
Fabio Aru, the 2015 Vuelta a Espana champion, a winner of stages in all three grand tours, a true fighter on the bike and a genuinely very nice man has called time on his pro cycling career, with the final stage of the 2021 Vuelta a Espana his last. At just 31 years of age, some may have been surprised upon hearing Aru’s intentions to retire, when he made the announcement on the eve of the Spanish grand tour. Particularly because the Sardinian had just come into the best form he has had in the last 3 years. After a solid showing at the GP.
Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education Nippo) won stage 19 of La Vuelta a Espana, his 3rd stage win of the race. Rui Oliveira (UAE Emirates) finished in 2nd place and Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) was 3rd. Stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana was a rolling 191km stage from Tapia to Monforte de Lemos. It was a hard start to the stage as a category 3 climb was directly followed by two category 2 climbs, all within the first 60km of the stage. Once again there were attacks from the gun and the uphill start meant only the strongest riders could make the move. For the.
Team Qhubeka NextHash has announced an exciting lineup for the upcoming AJ Bell Tour of Britain that sees the inclusion of the European champion Giacomo Nizzolo and Nicholas Dlamini, former winner of the King of the Mountains classification. The Tour of Britain is an event that our team has thoroughly enjoyed competing at in previous editions with notable success and we’re excited for this year’s race that gets underway on Sunday in Penzance. Along with Dlamini and Nizzolo, also included is Australia’s Simon Clarke who will be looking to spearhead our aspirations overall as well as Giro d’Italia stage-winner Mauro Schmid. They will be supported.
Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar) won stage 18 of La Vuelta a Espana, crossing the line solo at the summit of the Altu d’el Gamoniteiru. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) finished 2nd and Enric Mas (Movistar) was 3rd. Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana was the Queen stage of the race, with over 4400 meters of climbing included in the 162km stage from Salas to Altu d’el Gamoniteiru. Once again Team Qhubeka NextHash were committed to making the main break of the day and were very active right from the start of the stage. Bert-Jan Lindeman was in the first 4-rider attack of the day. Once they.