Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is delighted to announced a number of significant appointments in our high performance operations ahead of the 2019 season.
Firstly, we are pleased to confirm that highly experienced sports director Hendrik Redant has joined our team from United Healthcare.
The former Belgian professional enjoyed a successful 20-year career, which included a double triumph of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, before moving into a sports director role.
Interestingly, Redant’s association with South Africa spans as far back as 1992 when he won a stage of the Boland Bank Tour.
In other significant news, Dr. Daniel Green takes up the role of Performance Innovation Manager & Head Coach.
Green spent 10 years at the Australian Institute of Sport and completed PhD’s in Muscle Physiology and Performance Physiology and so brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team.
Dr Green has already applied his expertise at a World Tour level with BMC Racing Team and Trek-Segafredo, so his addition is a coup.
The newly-structured performance team comprises:
• Dr. Dajo Sanders (Performance Coach & Head of Sports Science)
• Ciaran O’Grady (Performance Coach)
• Mattia Michelusi (Performance Coach)
• David Splinder (Psychological Scientist & Athlete Welfare Consultant)
Douglas Ryder – Team Principal
“I am thrilled about these new additions to our team for 2019 and beyond. The range of expertise that these individuals will bring into our set-up is a huge boost and we’re thrilled.
“We are a team that strives to be innovative and these additions to our environment shows that we are making a statement about the impact that we want to make next year.
“All have integrated really well into our team already having been with us at our annual training camp in Cape Town; and have already experienced their first Qhubeka bike distribution ceremony. We can’t wait now for the season to get started.”