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 sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo took yet another second place Giro d’Italia stage finish after being pipped on the line by Caleb Ewan on the stage five in Cattolica. The European and Italian champion also placed second on stage two of the race, and so today’s result sees him take the lead in the points classification and so he will don the maglia ciclamino on Thursday in stage six. After a fairly quiet opening 150km of the race day the very technical final 7km, as predicted, required excellent teamwork in order to position Nizzolo in the final kilometre. The Italian saw his opportunity and surged clear on the.
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.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS and Aerocoach recently spent some time optimizing the time trial position of Domenico Pozzovivo, at the Velodrome in Montichiari. Domenico Pozzovivo, our veteran Italian who weighs in at just under 60-kg is well known for exploits in the high mountains, but to place well in a race general classification, climbers need to back up there impressive power to weight ratio on the climbs, with consistently strong performances against the clock too. With a view to the upcoming Giro d’Italia, which includes 2 important time trials, the Qhubeka ASSOS performance team of Elliot Lipski (coach), Mattia Michelusi (Coach), Giuseppe Campanella (mechanic) and Gabriele.
We had the privilege of meeting up with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio at our training camp in January. As a friend of our team, we are inspired by the incredible work she is doing. She provided us with this insight into her life, as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day. What has given you the most joy as a cyclist? It’s obviously very special to win races or to finish on the podium of big WorldTour races. That confirms that the things you are doing are right, in terms of training and preparation. But, if I have to be honest, what gives me the.
Ride safe with us, sign-up here: https://activate.busby.io/referral/QhubekaFans Busby, the UK’s leading micro-mobility safety app, founded in Liverpool has today (5 March) announced their team-up with Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Busby, launched in November 2019 by Liverpool-born friends Barry Green, James Duffy and Kirk Ryan, aims to make bike riding, as well as other sports and activities, safer. Busby, which as of August 2020, is the only automatic incident response app globally, works with the sensors in your phone to ensure your safety. If a user is involved in an incident the app will begin a 30 second countdown to move or respond and if there is.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS will take the start of the famous Strade Bianche on Saturday. The famous Italian UCI World Tour single day classic will be run over 184km around the Siena countryside, including numerous white gravel road sectors. Strade Bianche, one of the most exciting one day classics of the season, will see the UCI World Tour peloton descend upon the dusty white roads around Siena, for the 184km Strade Bianche. At last year’s edition of the race, which took place under very different circumstances in August, due toCovid-19, Michael Gogl brilliantly fought his way to a 9th place finish. Our Austrian specialist has been.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to confirm the arrivals of Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek to Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour team in 2021. All three riders will offer a wide variety of skills that will be crucial as part of our team’s performance ambitions in the future, alongside our continued purpose in changing lives together with the Qhubeka Charity. 28-year-old Wisniowski is a an excellent addition who will bring a wealth of experience into the team. A career highlight thus far undoubtedly was his second place finish at the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and his performances at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, where he’s twice fnished in.
Stage five was offered plenty of excitement, with the breakaway managing to edge out the general classification favourites. Filippo Ganna (INS) soloed to a superb win from the breakaway. Domenico Pozzovivo, protected through the stage by various teammates, was one of the first from the Maglia Rosa group to start the descent of Valico de Montescuro, a climb he is very familiar with. He crossed the line in 13th place today, which sees him move up to 6th place on the general classification. Domenico Pozzovivo With the fog and wet road, it was a bit dangerous, but I could manage it because I know the.
Diego Ulissi (UAE) outsprinted the field today to win stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in Agrigento, in a short, steep finale. Domenico Pozzovio and Matteo Sobero and were both in the action for us and crossed the line in 14th and 15th place for us, due to some great teamwork in the final stretch of racing. Sobero now sits 6th in the general classification, with Ben O’Connor moving into 15th place. Matteo Sobereo “The final was really fast uphill and the last four kilometres uphill, the speed was really high. I kept the position in the last kilometre with Pozzovivo. It was impossible to sprint,.