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.
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.
Victor Campenaerts raced to an incredible 3rd stage win at this year’s Giro d’Italia for Team Qhubeka ASSOS, at today’s stage 15 ending in Gorizia. This victory followed his teammates, Mauro Schmid and Giacomo Nizzolo, triumphs on stages 11 and 13 respectively. Team Qhubeka ASSOS, already having it’s best ever Giro d’Italia, started the 147km stage 15 with clear intentions to continue chasing success. From the gun, Campenaerts and teammate Max Walscheid were the first two riders to attack. After getting an initial gap, the race was then neutralized due to a mass crash in the peloton, which included Mauro Schmid, who was able to.
Following the completion of stage 14 of the 104th Giro d’Italia finishing atop the Monte Zoncolan, Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ European and Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo has withdrawn from the race. The 32-year-old won his maiden Grand Tour stage in sensational fashion taking victory in stage 13 in Verona, ending a near decade-long wait for the victory and sparking emotional scenes. Nizzolo had specifically prepared for the sprint opportunities at the Giro in order to finally achieve his goal of winning a stage. After finishing a tough stage on Monte Zoncolan the decision was taken for him to withdraw, in order for him to rest and recover.
Montalcino, 20 May 2021 – Mauro Schmid only find out two weeks prior to the announcement of the Team Qhubeka ASSOS squad for the 2021 Giro d’Italia that he was one of the eight riders selected. The 21-year-old, in his first year as a professional, in fact a year ago was uncertain that he’d be able to find a team to take the step up into the professional ranks. In Montalcino, at the finish of stage 11, the man from Zurich announced himself to the world with a stunning display to win the “Strade Bianche” stage of the 104th Giro d’Italia. He looked a rider born for the.
Mauro Schmid stormed to victory on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia, claiming the first professional win of his career and Team Qhubeka ASSOS first win at this year’s Giro d’Italia. The young Swiss rider (21), who was drafted into our Giro team two weeks before the Grande Partenza, got into the early break of the day with fellow teammate Bert-Jan Lindeman, along with 10 other riders. It was to be a very special stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia as the 162km route through the Tuscan countryside included 4 gravel sectors, totaling more than 35km inside the final 70km of the stage. Both Lindeman.
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.
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 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.