Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announce that as part of our celebration of Mandela Day, 18 July, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation will be joining us at the Tour de France. Nelson Mandela’s birthday is an opportunity for people and organisations from around the world to celebrate his incredible legacy and so our team, as it has routinely done in the past, will do so again in 2019. In our capacity as Laureus ambassadors we will continue pay tribute to “Madiba’s” memory at the Le Grand Boucle and this year we are delighted to welcome a high-profile delegation to our team..
The Tour de France 2015 is over and it has been a historic race for our team. Relive the Grand Tour in our 2 part journal. This is the second installment..
The Tour de France 2015 is over and it has been a historic race for our team. Relive the Grand Tour in our 2 part journal. This is the first installment..
We did it, our African team made it to Paris and what an incredible debut Tour de France it was. A massive thank you to Jered and Ashley Gruber from Gruber Images. We couldn’t have hoped to show the world our journey in as a majestic fashion as what we did through your images, you guys rock!.
What an incredible end to a perfect debut Tour de France for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to a fine 4th place on the Champs Elysees for our African team on today’s 21st and final stage. Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the final stage while Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the Grande Boucle overall. As the riders set off for Paris earlier today, it would be an incredible day of reflecting back on what was a dream 3 weeks for our African team. From the moment Daniel Teklehaimanot made history by getting the 102nd Tour de France underway in the Eritrean national jersey,.
What a way to end of our time in the Alps, by finishing up Alpe d’Huez! A magnificent climb, crazy fans and all together an amazing experience. Gruber Images caught our boys in action once again..
The 20th stage of the Tour de France would be the final battle for the GC riders with Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) taking the spoils on Alpe d’Huez. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) would be the rider in 2nd place while Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin) completed the podium. In a short stage of just 111km, the battle for the yellow jersey would well and truly be on as there would be two major climbs on the menu today. While an initial break of 4 riders got away, it was inevitable that they would be caught as Nairo Quintana looked to mount a challenge for the yellow jersey. The race.
The 18th stage of the Tour de France was another magnificent day in the Alps. Serge Pauwels was in the break for the umpteenth time this Tour and he went on to finish 6th, but only after the riders went up the picturesque Montvernier climb. Gruber Images took these mind boggling shots for us..
The 19th stage of the Tour de France would be the toughest day of racing yet. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) would secure the stage win ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar) with race leader, Chris Froome (Team Sky) finishing 3rd. Although the stage was only a short 138km, it would be toughest day of racing in the Tour de France this year. Starting from kilometer zero with a cat 1 climb, the peloton exploded during those first 15km of uphill. Merhawi Kudus was one of the first attackers on the climb and Daniel Teklehaimanot and Steve Cummings were also very active on the steep gradients. By the.
The 18th stage of the Tour de France would be a stern test for the riders, a test that Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) would pass with flying colours, as he soloed to victory. Serge Pauwels was absolutely fantastic once again, finishing in 6th place for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. As has been the order of proceedings over the last few stages, a big breakaway went clear in the opening kilometers of the stage. Serge made sure that he was part of the 29 riders that went clear. Team Giant-Alpecin and Trek Factory Racing made it tough for the break to get much of a.