Our Partners

We at Team Qhubeka ASSOS are proud to work with an amazing group of partners & suppliers, developing close relationships to not just gloablise the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also to share our ambitions and goals in terms of development in African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Thanks to our partners & suppliers we are able to take part in the biggest races the cycling calendar has to offer. 

Through your support, Qhubeka uses bicycles to connect people to schools, clinics and jobs. Communities with limited transport have restricted options, but bicycles are tools of change. Read more about how bicycles change lives.

Qhubeka was founded in 2005. We chose the name, which means “to progress”, “to move forward”, because bicycles help people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. This means they can get where they need to go and do things that are difficult without transport, like fetching supplies, travelling to school or work, visiting a clinic, or providing emergency help after a disaster. A bicycle is a tool that helps people move forward.

www.qhubeka.org

More than 44 years, 400 Olympic and World Championship medals, and 25 patents, ASSOS protocol remains steadfast: DESTROY, RESET, IMPROVE. Whether it’s developing our own textiles, stress-testing prototypes with WorldTour athletes, or refining a product over the course of several years, the merging of total comfort and technical performance remains the ace – stitched into every item bearing the name ASSOS.

ASSOS is equipment, not fashion. Sponsor Yourself.

www.assos.com

Mercedez-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches and lorries. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberr. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. 

www.mercedes-benz.com

BMC Switzerlannd is a premium  Swiss, bike brand. Established in 1994. It is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland where it also has its own research and development facility; the Impec Lab. BMC’s bikes meet the highest standards in quality, design, and manufacturing and the company invests heavily in research and development to continue to improve its designs and technologies. BMC has written its way into history by supplying bike’s for the world’s top athletes, winning races such as the Tour de France, the Time Trial and Road World Championships, the MTB XCO World Championships, numerous Ironman Championships and the Olympic Road Race.

www.bmc-switzerland.com

Supersport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the DSTV platform. SuperSport’s holding company in MultiChoice and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi-national media group.

www.supersport.com

HUNT exists to serve all riders and develop purpose-focused wheels engineered to improve their riding experience. As a family of riders ourselves, we’re humbled and honoured to serve riders across the globe with wheels designed to meet their needs, directly from our HQ in the Sussex, UK and with the support of a fully operational office in Colorado, USA.

Whether commuting to HUNT’s UK HQ on the salty lanes through the winter, taking our cross-country bikes across the South Downs Way, bombing the singletrack in Steyning, or hammering around the circuits of our local CX league at the weekends, our product development stems from real riding and our unwavering passion for serving other devoted riders.

www.huntbikewheels.com

Goodyear with its global presence and impact across industries, is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  As an industry leader, Goodyear strives to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard.  Goodyear is establishing itself as a leading brand within the global bicycle tire segment through licensing collaboration with Rubber Kinetics, specialists in performance cycling tires. Goodyear Bicycle Tires use the latest in tire innovation to enhance each bicycle journey through superior reliability, style and performance. 

www.goodyearbike.com

Laureus is a global organisation that celebrates sporting excellence and uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people.
Laureus was established in 2000 by Founding Partners, Richemont and Daimler, who continue to support all aspects of Laureus through their brands Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen. They were joined as Global Partners in 2018 by MUFG, who swiftly became synonymous with the Laureus movement through their support for us around the world.
The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela.  At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, he made his famous speech about sport having the power to change the world. From that day, President Mandela’s powerful vision has become the philosophy of Laureus and the driving force behind its work.

www.laureus.com

Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running videogame and physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. The company responsible for Zwift, Zwift Inc., was cofounded by Jon Mayfield, Eric Min, Scott Barger and Alarik Myrin in California, United States, in 2014.

www.zwift.com

ROTOR’s core values are innovation, technology and competition. Our customers motivate us to create new and innovative solutions, using the latest design and manufacturing technology to deliver exceptional products that are helpful for both elite athletes and everyday cyclists.

Our pioneering products include Q RINGS® Oval chainrings, INpower power measurement technology and the unique UNO & 1×13 hydraulic groupsets.

www.rotorbike.com

Selle Italia is a leader in the design and manufacture of bicycle saddles. Founded in 1897, the firm has operated in the sector for more than 120 years and is based in Asolo (TV), Veneto where it produces over 150 000 saddles every year. Its products are currently sold all over the world and are unique in terms of performance, comfort and design. During its 120 years of history, Selle Italia has been partner of all the most important cycling teams and champions. From Eddy Merckx to Mathieu van der Poel, passing through Marco Pantani, Alberto Contador, Bernard Hilault and Miguel Indurain, and many other important champions; Selle Italia has been able to transmit its core values and support them in all the most important victories.

www.selleitalia.com

EKOI HELMETS

Created in 2001 almost 20 years ago, the EKOI brand quickly  became a leader in France and a major player on the European cycling equipment market.

Pioneer of direct sales on the internet in 2008, EKOI by eliminating intermediaries offers products with  unrivalled price/quality ratio , generally 30% to 40% less expensive than the competition, a logical and vital element of the EKOI strategy to make cycling equipment more readily accessible to the largest market possible, or in any case to make it less expensive for all cyclists.

Many innovations of the EKOI brand  were realised  thanks to sponsorship and partnership with the best teams and professional athletes. When Brice Feillu won in 2009 , with the EKOI squadra helmet during the 7 th stage of the TOUR DE France,  the brand came at the highest level and now 4 teams wear EKOI products on the TOUR DE France 2020 :

www.ekoi.com

We’re an innovative company with great passion for sport and technique. This passion drives our organisation and can be seen in all departments.
INNOVATIVE The drive to constantly innovate and improve is typical of the company. We take up the greatest challenges and are able to detect and push limits as everything is done in-house. Resulting in atomised production, innovative products and state-of-the-art designs. PASSIONATE Everything we do, we do out of a our passion of cycling. We develop high quality products that inspire you to push your limits. We do so in cooperation with many pro teams and athletes, so our products meet the highest standards.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

www.Garmin.com

At Acronis, we believe the data, applications, systems and productivity of every organization should be protected against loss, theft, and downtime – whether it’s caused by cyberattacks, hardware failure, natural disaster, or human error. From MSPs supporting clients to enterprises serving global users to organizations handling sensitive data, we lower risks, improve productivity, and ensure your organization is #CyberFit.

www.acronis.com

Hoap is the ultimate software platform providing world leading tools and education that enables the talent in your organization and its leaders to thrive. Based in Adelaide, Australia, Hoap was built by a dedicated team of experts who are determined to elevate wellbeing across a number of industries and environments. With the belief that wellbeing is the foundation to achieving and sustaining excellence, we set out to develop an evidence based platform that provides the tools and knowledge required for everyone to thrive and to create an environment that enables those around them to do the same.

Together, we are committed to embedding wellbeing into the professional and personal lives of as many people as possible.

www.hoap.com

“Whoever wears my shoes, should be proud every day as the Gaerne name stands for quality without compromise”

Founded in 1962 by Ernesto Gazzola, one of the masters of sports footwear and from whom the namesake Gaerne is derived. Gaerne is still an example of excellence, of “Made in Italy” and is exported worldwide.
Skills and tradition of expert craftsmen, rigorous selection of materials, uncompromising pursuit of quality, innovation and design to new and original solutions: this is the philosophy of a brand which has, in its own history, the basis for a continuous momentum and innovation for the international success of its products and its Italian style.

www.gaerne.com

Our Suppliers

We at Team Qhubeka ASSOS are proud to work with an amazing group of partners & suppliers, developing close relationships to not just gloablise the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also to share our ambitions and goals in terms of development in African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Thanks to our partners & suppliers we are able to take part in the biggest races the cycling calendar has to offer. 

Within (top) sport, strict requirements apply to create a fair playing field within the competition context. Sports nutrition and sports supplements are a valuable addition in the pursuit and achievement of sports success. Precisely for this reason, there are strict regulations regarding the ingredients used for this category within the sports experience. With Amacx Sports Nutrition we stand for a level playing field and we set the highest standards for quality. Amacx Sports Nutrition participates in the NZVT (Dutch Security System Nutritional Supplements Top Sport).

www.duursport.nl

APO Group is a pan-African communications and business consultancy providing turnkey solutions that empowers companies to grow their business on the African continent. Since 2007, APO Group has utilised it’s strong relationships and knowledge of Africa to help companies flourish by communicating their stories.

Our clients have developed over the years and so have we, expanding our services and creating new partnerships to better support enterprises of all sizes, including through technology services and strategic consulting. 

We’re investing in new ways to help companies and entrepreneurs communicate and thrive because APO Group is committed to African excellence. This approach enables our clients to focus on people, building their organisations, and creating jobs that fuel the future for Africa.

www.apo-opa.com

At Hyperice, we strive to provide the innovation to help you move better, and the inspiration to reach your full potential.

We believe the quality of life is intimately connected to movement. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or seeking a healthier lifestyle, the way you move determines the way you feel. Our devices allow you to move better, so you can feel your absolute best.

Hyperice connects the innovation of technology to the art of movement. Our products are designed with a synthesis of science and physiology to support and advance the human condition. Beyond just changing the game, we challenge the industry and forge a new way forward.

www.hyperice.com

“’vida e caffè’ means ‘life and coffee’. It’s really that simple – no coffee, no life; no life, no coffee. The story began in 2001 on one of Cape Town’s hippest streets, inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the infectious energy of the people of Africa, we continue to serve up life & coffee, every day.”

www.vidaecaffe.com

SolRx, Inc.is a privately owned international company created and based in the United States, with offices in Atlanta, GA., and global distribution in over 18 countries. All products are created and manufactured in the United States.

www.solrx.com

With over 40 years experience in manufacturing, KMC adopts the state-of-the art technology. However, we always know what is most important: the people behind the company and their connection to you and the product. Actively involved in cycling we always look to make the best possible products, which results in very interesting innovations and tremendous product improvements.

www.kmcchain.eu

At Elite we love the effort and the joy of victory. We’re 50-strong, all well versed in cycling, so there’s no room for improvisation. Many of us have been working here for more than 20 years. We win awards at the biggest events. We work inside an historic refurbished furnace that took us 10 years to restore. We manufacture locally, based on an idea that turned out to be fundamental to achieve success: our partners work exclusively for us, so we are primarily focused on marketing and research rather than production. We’re self-financed: all our investments come from resources that are the result of everyone’s work. That eliminates a bit of weight on a difficult climb. And we keep on growing.

www.elite-it.com

AeroCoach is headed by Dr B Xavier Disley, and is made up of a team of experienced, qualified professionals well versed in the delivery of aero testing sessions and innovative product solutions for a range of clients. Our analysts and engineers have many years of experience optimising aerodynamics for cycling and product design. Some of our clients include:

 
Tour de France winners
Grand Tour stage winners
UCI World, Olympic & National Champions
UCI National Federations
UCI World Tour Teams
UCI Hour Record holders
CTT National, Veteran & Regional Champions
CTT Comp Record holders
Clothing & equipment manufacturers
 

Established in 1983, EME strengthened its brand on an international level, as a Leading company in the Production of electromedical equipment for physiotherapy, aesthetics and aesthetic medicine.

Over time, EME was able to wisely merge the experience of professionals in the field, producing cutting-edge technologies, as a result of an in-depth study of new trends of applied therapy, always combined with a modern design.

Today, the reliability of EME products is globally recognized and, thanks to the fruitful collaboration with our Italian and foreign partners, EME successfully distributes its products, all certified as “Made in Italy“, in over 60 countries worldwide

www.eme-srl.com

L’Avenir is a leading Stellenbosch boutique winery that specialises in South Africa’s emblematic varietals: Pinotage and Chenin Blanc. Situated four kilometres from Stellenbosch on the slopes of Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is right in the heart of South Africa’s most revered wine appellation. Owned by the French leader of terroir wines, AdVini, L’Avenir  produces authentic South African wines, with a touch of French flair. L’Avenir’s wines have gained a passionate following, locally and globally. The wines are exported to over 30 countries, with a specific focus on prestigious restaurants and specialist wine shops.

www.lavenirestate.co.za

ESI is a company specialized in creating herbal products, nutraceuticals, dietary and nutritional supplements. It was founded in 1975 by the President of the company, Antonio Maria Galleano.

ESI srl was initially a brand of proprietary formulas that were imported from Switzerland. Soon after the business was up and running, ESI decided to produce their own products. They created new formulas and products in line with scientific trends and market needs. The company initially operated out of Genoa.

www.esi.it

Coming from the medical field, COMPRESSPORT was born in Switzerland out of the desire to offer a range of high performance compression garments to sportsmen and women at all levels. COMPRESSPORT is always innovating to respond to the most demanding needs of athletes and to provide equipment which meet their expectation, whether it is improving performance or speeding up recovery.  

Today, over 500 professional athletes, including World and Olympic champions endorse and use COMPRESSPORT products on a daily basis. Present in 88 countries in 2018, COMPRESSPORT is also the official partner of more than 100 races around the world. 

https://www.compressport.com

CeramicSpeed is more than just bearings. We are a company founded on innovation and a relentless desire to change the world of competitive cycling. We’ve grown rapidly over the years, distributing to over 50 countries, with an ever expanding team of unique individuals in offices across Europe, Asia, and America.

www.ceramicspeed.com

Supersapiens optimises athletes fueling strategies with real-time glucose data, actionable insights and personalized analytics.

Knowing your glucose levels any time, anywhere empowers your body like never before—allowing you to train harder and fuel smarter.

 

www.supersapiens.com

On Running was born in the Swiss alps with one goal: to revolutionize the sensation of running. It’s all based on one radical idea. Soft landings followed by explosive take-offs. Or, as we call it, running on clouds.

www.on-running.com

Zone7 helps athletes, coaches and medical professionals bridge the gap between maximum performance and avoiding injury. We use AI-driven pattern recognition to predict injuries and simulate how changes in training and working impact performance and injuries. Data is collected from wearables, medical profiles and physio & screening products to ensure the utmost accuracy and trust. 

www.zone7.ai

Working with a motley crew of pro-riders, mechanics, scientists, designers and engineers Peaty’s mission is to produce high performance products that reduce the time spent on the boring bits so we can all spend more time riding our bikes!

We work hard to make our products as user-friendly and environmentally-concious as possible without compromising performance. This means designing and optimising everything from the base product formulation through to packaging, logistics and how the product will be re-used or recycled at the end of its life

www.peatys.co.uk

TrainingPeaks provides the complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training. Our products include TrainingPeaks.com Athlete and Coach Edition, WKO+ desktop software for cutting-edge scientific analysis and planning, and the TrainingPeaks mobile apps for iOS and Android. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, IRONMAN® World Champions, Olympians, and age group athletes and coaches around the world to track, analyze and plan their training.

www.trainingpeaks.com

Acubiz streamlines and automates the administrative processes related to all types of employee-initiated expenses. In every organization, expenses occur! And expenses creates administrative tasks, that’s inevitable. Acubiz can manage them all – everything from out of pocket expenses, purchases on company credit cards and supplier invoices to mileage- and time registrations, allowances, foreign VAT refund and more. We’ll take care of the expenses all the way from registration to bookkeeping and everything is managed through our intuitive digital tools, including our mobile-app, Acubiz One, which is a true user favorite.

www.acubiz.com

CORE is made by greenTEG AG in Zurich, a company specialised in developing and manufacturing thermal sensors for the photonics and medical industry. The CORE Body Temperature monitoring device was developed as an affordable, wearable and convenient solution to accurately measure core body temperature in a non-invasive manner. Released in 2020, CORE has been adopted by prominent athletes, teams and national sporting bodies.

www.corebodytemp.com

Already over 130 years, the family owned company Brinkers Food is producing the most delicious chocolate spreads. Whenever you are doing this for such a long period of time, there will be a moment in time that you have thought about everything. And that is the moment that you produce the most delicious chocolate spread ever, La Vida Vegan: 100% organic, vegan, Fairtrade, without palm-oil, gluten free and packed in luxurious recyclable glass jars.

www.brinkers.com

Associations

The UCI World Tour is the premier men’s elite road cycling tour, sitting above the various regional UCI Continental Circuits. It refers to both the tour of 37 events and an annual ranking system based upon performances in these. 

www.uci.org

The purpose of the MPCC association is to defend the idea of a clean cycling based on notions of transparency, responsibility and mobilization of its members

www.mpcc.fr

VelonLive is a fan engagement platform made up of this website, the VelonLive Cycling app and a range of social media channels.

We bring you coverage of the world’s best professional cycling races in ways you won’t see anywhere else:

  • Live and exclusive rider performance data
  • Expert analysis of where races were won and lost 
  • Thrilling video from cameras on bikes
  • Insight from the teams and riders as they take you inside the sport.

www.velon.cc

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