Team Qhubeka NextHash will once again celebrate global icon Nelson Mandela on 18 July at the Tour de France, and in doing so promote a message of peace and harmony across the world. Team Qhubeka NextHash has a deep connection with Mandela Day – the birth date of the former South African president – as it won its first-ever Tour de France stage on the day in 2015 with Steve Cummings’ famous victory in Mende. While our purpose in effecting positive change through bicycles truly shows that sport has the power to change the world, an ideal that Mandela espoused. Now appearing at the race.
Max Walscheid once again delivered another strong time trial performance as he finished 17th on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France, which was won by Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). Walscheid followed up his excellent performances at the Giro d’Italia with another strong ride over the 30.8km course, that saw him briefly in the ‘hot seat” after posting a time of 37’54” before being usurped by Mikkel Bjerg (UAE). Sergio Henao battled his way to the finish line still suffering from an arm injury suffered during a crash in the Pyrenees and slipped one position in the overall classification to 21st. While the likes.
Spain’s Carlos Barbero has been called up as a replacement for Fabio Aru in the Team Qhubeka ASSOS line-up to tackle the 108th Tour de France. Barbero (30) will join three other riders on our roster who will make their first appearances at the race: Nicholas Dlamini, Sean Bennett and Victor Campenaerts. His selection will further compliment the team’s ambitions to race aggressively, a style which saw him net two top-10 stage finishes at the recent completed Criterium du Dauphine. Barbero has twice raced the Vuelta a Espana and has 12 career victories as a professional on his palmares. Revised Team Qhubeka ASSOS line-up [squad.
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,.
The final stage of the 2020 Tour de France saw the traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées end with fireworks as Sam Bennett (DQT) claimed victory on the famous cobbled finale. NTT Pro Cycling’s Max Walscheid was 10th concluding his debut Tour de France. Earlier on in the day, Team UAE celebrated their success taking in the gathered crowds along the run in to Paris, as Tadej Pogacar’s claimed overall victory in an enthralling edition of the Tour. For NTT Pro Cycling it was an eventful race, as we finished twice on the podium and scored numerous top-10 finishes but also suffered from injuries in the early stages. Sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo had a mishap on the opening stage finishing in the.
At nearly 2 metres tall and over 90kg NTT Pro Cycling’s Max Walscheid might have surprised many as he takes to the final stage of the 2020 Tour de France. In a race that featured eight mountain finishes and some brutally hard racing, the fast men in the peloton have spent many hours suffering with their own battle to make the day’s “time cut” and ensure that they are able to take to the start line the following day. Ahead of the final stage, a remarkably fresh looking Walscheid beamed following his time trial finish at La Planche des Belles Filles, having received fantastic support.
Tadej Pogcacar stormed to victory in the stage 20 individual time trial at the Tour de France and in the process leap-frogged compatriot Primoz Roglic. In a dramatic day that saw a complete shake up of the top 10 in the GC, Richie Porte completed the podium spots ahead of the final stage in Paris. NTT Pro Cycling’s riders put in solid performances, with one eye on the final stage in Paris on Sunday. Edvald Boasson Hagen It’s good to have done the TT and it’s a nice warm-up for tomorrow and I look forward to getting to Paris and the Champs Elysee and I.
Soren Kragh Andersen took his second impressive victory of the 2020 Tour de France, soloing to victory on stage 19 in Champagnole. Michael Gogl unfortunately was ruled out ahead of the day’s stage. The Austrian’s fighting efforts over the previous 18 stages had taken its toll and he didn’t take to the start line in order to recuperate sufficiently ahead of his next block of racing. During the day’s racing, NTT Pro Cycling’s riders played active roles t in the numerous attacks, which were expected, but missed out on the decisive move which included the eventual winner and 11 other riders. Edvald Boasson Hagen made.
The ‘queen stage’ of the 2020 Tour de France was won by Miguel Angel Lopez (AST) in impressive fashion on the top of the Col de la Loze (2300m). He saw off the challenge of Primoz Roglic (TJV) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE), the two Slovenians retaining first and second in the GC battle. Michael Gogl continued to show his fight and his hugely impressive descending skills down the Col de Madeleine (96kph) and entered the final climb with the Maillot Jaune group. Michael Gogl I was a bit behind on the Madeleine so I went pretty fast to get back to the group and I’ll.
Stage 16 of the Tour de France saw Lennard Kamna (BOH) solo to an impressive victory after earlier playing an active role in forming the day’s breakaway that finally stuck. NTT Pro Cycling’s riders tried valiantly in a fast and furious opening 50km stretch to assist in forming the break – with Michael Gogl, Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen all particularly active. The day’s racing then saw the team all ride safely home conserving energy ahead of what promises to be some tough days to come. Ryan Gibbons It was quite a hard start and we were really motivated to be in the break.