OUR JOURNEY

“It was always the dream, that Africa deserved to be at the WorldTour and represented at the highest level.” – Douglas Ryder, Team Founder

From Africa to the highest stage of cycling:

Founded in 2007, Team Qhubeka NextHash (formerly NTT Pro Cycling) became the first-ever African cycling team to gain a UCI WorldTour license, in 2016.

We achieved our first major win in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the five Monuments of cycling. We have competed in seven Tour de France’s and notched up seven stage wins, with Mark Cavendish wearing the coveted Yellow Jersey at the 2016 Tour de France.

We have won multiple stages La Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia, with the most recent being three stage wins in five days at the 2021 Giro.

As the only WorldTour team from Africa, our focus on developing African cycling has resulted in more than 55 riders from the African continent be given the opportunity to race on the world stage, since the team’s inception.

Watch our documentary below, Peak, which brilliantly details the road we have traveled up the end of the 2020 season.

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