The Tour de France has reached the Alps. The 17th stage saw our MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung flag being waved proudly once again as Serge Pauwles, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus all made the big breakaway of the day. Gruber Images were our eye in the Alpine sky once again..
We are extremely sad to announce that our young South African climber, Louis Meintjes, will abandon the Tour de France today. It was our team’s goal to finish our debut Le Tour with all 9 riders but rider health is our team’s first priority and Louis will be unable to take the start of today’s 18th stage. Louis is only 23 years of age and we see him as Tour de France GC contender of the future. His health and recovery is our main concern at this point in time. Louis fell ill yesterday morning, he battled through the 17th stage but finished in a lot.
Stage 17 of the Tour de France would be another excellent day for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, as our African team consolidated its 2nd place in the team ranking overall by having 3 riders finish in the top 15 on the stage. Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) was the rider who won the stage. With a large break of 28 riders going clear today, MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had three riders placed in the big move of the day. Serge Pauwels, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus were the three riders on the attack. It would be a tough first stage in the Alps with 5 categorised climbs on.
Stage 16 of the Tour de France saw our boys put in a stellar performance with Daniel, Eddy and Serge all making it into the breakaway. Dani finished 7th on the stage and we moved up in several classifications, including up to 2nd in the overall team classification. Gruber Images tell the story..
The 16th stage of the Tour de France saw MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung right in the thick of the action as Daniel Teklehaimanot eventually finished the stage in 7th position. Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida) would be the rider to take the stage win. The stage would see another large breakaway group successfully going clear, this time consisting of 23 riders. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were in a great position by having Edvald Boasson Hagen, Serge Pauwels and Daniel as part of the lead group. The peloton allowed the leaders to gain as much as 20 minutes advantage and so it was clear that the break would easily make it.
The 15th stage of the Tour de France had our Norwegian champion, Edvald Boasson Hagen sprint to 5th place for the 3rd time at this years Tour. Gruber Images provided us with these mind blowing images once again..
For the 3rd time this Tour de France, Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to 5th place at the stage finish for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Andre Griepel (Lotto-Soudal) would be the rider who took the stage 14 honours, beating John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) to the line. After an extremely fast start that saw numerous attacks, including surges from our very own Daniel Teklehaimanot and Serge Pauwels, a group of 9 riders went clear around the 50km mark. Team Katusha as well as Europcar were keen to keep the escape group in check and set a high tempo at the head of the peloton. The.
Wow, just wow! Steve Cummings wins the 14th stage of the Tour de France for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung on Mandela Day. You could’t have written a better script. Gruber Images got all the shots on a great day..
Steve Cummings has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung! In a thrilling finale, Steve Cummings rode away from his breakaway counterparts to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France. In another transitional stage of the Tour de France, Steve Cummings found himself in the main break of the day at the Tour de France for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Steve was joined by 19 other eager contenders as they built up an 8 minute lead over the peloton. It was looking good for the breakaway riders as the large lead group had no real adversaries in the.
Mandela Day 2015 falls during the Tour de France. We’re asking our supporters to celebrate with us through the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign. 18 July is a special day in South Africa because it is the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela. It has become known as Mandela Day and is celebrated annually. To honour the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent striving to make the world a better place, South Africans spend time – at least 67minutes – on 18 July every year doing good in their communities. In support of Mandela Day 2015, we are inviting you to help us give 5,000 schoolchildren a chance to.