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.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS has named its line-up for the five-stage Tour of the Alps which features a return to racing for Nicholas Dlamini, as one of two South Africans to feature in the team. Dlamini, who recently placed third at the South African road race championships, returns to European racing following earlier appearances in the season at Grote prijs Jean-Pierre Monsere, Le Samyn and Tour de la Provence. Dlamini’s ‘s joined by Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Lasse Norman Hansen, who will play crucial support roles throughout. Domenico Pozzovivo and Kilian Frankiny will carry the main load of the climbing duties during the week where.
Victor Campenaerts and Dimitri Claeys lead the local charge in Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ selection for the E3 Saxo Bank Classic on Friday. The Belgian duo will be joined by the likes of Simon Clarke and Michael Gogl, while the highly experienced Bert-Jan Lindeman will likely play a crucial support role on the day. In Emil Vinjebo and Lasse Norman Hansen we have two young Danes who will be looking to likely cover any big early moves. Back to the burbs and cobbles, and on my home roads! It’ll be my first E3 and like all of the Classics, my first experiences. I’m very excited of.
Marc Pritzen, from our continental team, raced to victory at the South African road race championship in Swellendam, South Africa. Pritzen took the win ahead of Willie Smit (Burgo- BH), with a well-timed attack in the final stretch of the 178km race. It was an impressive all-round team performance, with Nicholas Dlamini claiming the bronze medal for Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Pritzen’s road race title comes after he already claimed the u23 time trial title on Friday. With the elite and U23 categories being combined for the road race, today’s victory meant the 21-year-old from Benoni will proudly be able to show off the national jersey.
The 100th edition of Volta Ciclista a Cataluñya gets underway in Calella tomorrow. Team Qhubeka ASSOS will field a team that will be on the hunt for opportunities throughout the race. The race has multiple climbing stages and includes an individual time trial. Our climbing trio of Robert Power, Sander Armée and Kilian Frankiny will look forward to testing their prowess on the climbs in the region. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will provide a sprint option for us. All-rounder, Sean Bennett, and the neo-pro duo of Connor Brown and Karel Vacek complete our roster. Kilian Frankiny- Rider “I have already done the race twice, and.
Germany’s Max Walscheid will look to take advantage of his own opportunity to lead Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ challenge at the one-day Danilith Nokere Koerse (195km) in Belgium. Walscheid (27) has been in strong form already this season as part of the team’s group of fast men, and will be licking his lips at getting the chance to fight for a result. He will have plenty of horsepower in support too, through the likes of South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen and the piloting skills of Matteo Pelucchi. Three of the team’s younger men will be tasked with assisting throughout in the.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS has named an exciting lineup for Paris-Nice which starts on Sunday. The selection features a return for Giacomo Nizzolo, who took a stunning stage victory at the race in 2020, and a debut for Colombia’s Sergio Henao. The eight-stage race is expected to feature a number of sprint opportunities which will see the European and Italian champion ably supported by the now familiar faces of compatriot Matteo Pelucchi and Germany’s Max Walscheid. Nizzolo sprinted to a hugely impressive victory on stage two of the 2020 edition of this race and it will once again serve as an important event looking ahead to.
Spain’s Carlos Barbero will feature in a strong lineup named for Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ challenge at Le Samyn (203.7km) on Tuesday. Barbero will be joined by Victor Campenaerts and Dimitri Claeys, who both put in very strong performances during the course of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, in looking to play active roles in what promises to be another exciting day of racing. The South African duo of Nicholas Dlamini and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will play important supporting roles too, alongside that of Lukasz Wisniowski and Andreas Stokbro who complete our seven-rider roster. Le Samyn lineup [squad numbers]: Victor Campenaerts  Dimitri Claeys .
Andrea Bagioli (DQS) won the 9th Royal Bernard Drome Classic finishing eleven seconds ahead of the bunch. Defending champion, Simon Clarke placed in 5th place for Team Qhubeka ASSOS, riding strongly in the race. It was a team effort throughout, with multiple appearances on the front of the peloton, keeping the break at a controlled distance. Once the break was caught, there were plenty of attacks off the reduced peloton, with Bagioli staying away to secure the win. The reduced bunch sprint saw Darryl Impey (ISN) placing second and Mikkel Frølich Honoré (DQS) third. Simon Clarke “It was a good race, I was really motivated.