Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are scheduled to get their 2016 Spring Classics Campaign underway in Belgium with the E3 Harelbeke set to take place on Friday 25 March.
In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks on 21 March, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka offer their deepest sympathies and condolences to all those affected by the attacks. In support of the people of Belgium and for their love and passion for cycling, our African Team are eager to honour each of the Belgian classic’s on our calendar.
The E3 Harelbeke is scheduled to be our first Belgian classic of the year and we will send a motivated team to the 203km World Tour event. Tyler Farrar, Mark Renshaw, Matt Brammeier, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Jay Thomson, Nic Dougall and Mekseb Debesay will be the riders lining up in Harelbeke on Friday. Unfortunately, due to a number of injuries and illness our African Team will only start with 7 rider’s tomorrow.
With numerous sections of cobbled roads and 15 of the traditional “Hellingen” climbs making up the route on Friday, the E3 Harelbeke will once again be a tough but exciting race which our African Team looks forward to.
Matt Brammeier – Rider
It is our first race on Belgian soil this year and I think I can safely say the whole team are raring to go and can’t wait to get stuck into the cobbled races. We had a strong start to the year, especially with Eddy who of course, will be our man for the next few races but for E3, we will look to take our chances. The whole team is super motivated and we all believe in each other 100% that we can perform well over the following weeks.