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.
Team Qhubeka NextHash will wrap up a busy month of racing with the week-long Benelux Tour. Taking place through Belgium and the Netherlands, the race includes an 11km time trial (Stage 2), while Stage 7 includes the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen climb. Following on from the Brussels Cycling Classic, our lineup for the race includes Victor Campenaerts, Michael Gogl, Max Walscheid, Lasse Norman Hansen and Andreas Stokbro. They will be joined by Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Harry Tanfield to complete our roster. Victor Campenaerts- Rider “Yesterday (The Brussels Classics) was my first back, after an extended break. I had a great altitude camp and.
Team Qhubeka NextHash is excited to participate in the Brussels Cycling Classic, taking place on Saturday, 28th August. The revised edition of the race will see the peloton take on the iconic climbs of Muur-Kapelmuur, Bosberg, and Congoberg twice over the 205km race. Included in Team Qhubeka’s lineup are Michael Gogl, Max Walscheid, and Lukasz Wisniowski. Local rider, Victor Campenaerts, will be looking forward to returning to racing and getting the second part of his season underway. Our roster is completed by Olympic gold medalist Lasse Norman Hansen, Andreas Stokbro, and Marc Pritzen from our U23 continental squad. Gino Van Oudenhove- Sports Director “After they.
Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won the 4th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint, beating Nacer Bouhanni (Arkea-Samsic) and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) into the minor podium places. Stage 4 of the Tour de France was somewhat of a welcomed ‘relaxed’ stage, given the fact that a number of riders are nursing injury after numerous crashes in the opening three stages of the French grand tour. Today’s stage saw riders take on a flat 150km route, from Redon to Fourges. Just two riders jumped into the break of the day and so it was relatively easy for the sprinter teams to control the gap.
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,.
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, the winner of stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia, has been forced to withdraw from the race due to a leg injury. The Team Qhubeka ASSOS rider experienced pain in his right knee during the cold and wet conditions on stage 16 but managed to finish in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Following extensive treatment to a tendon problem on Monday evening and then subsequently on Tuesday’s rest day, it was decided by the team’s medical staff that he should withdraw to reduce risk of further aggravating the injury. Campenaerts leaves the race having put in consistently impressive performances for the team culminating with his victory.
Guardia Sanframondi, 15 May 2021 – A brave, fighting performance from Victor Campenaerts saw the Belgian take a strong seventh position on the uphill finish to Guardia Sanframondi on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia. The stage was won by Victor Lafay (Cofidis) ahead of Francesco Gavazzi (Eolo-Kometa) while Attila Valter (FDJ) retained the race lead overall. On a day where the fight to get into the breakaway was particularly brutal, and saw numerous attempts by our own riders to make it, a group of eight riders eventually made their escape after approximately 55km. Campenaerts, as he’d promised prior to the start, refused to miss out.
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, 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.