National pride is something which is held in high regard at Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, with winning as many national champions jersey’s as possible being one of our African Team’s main goals this season. We are delighted that 15 of our riders will be represented in 9 separate national championships over the coming week.
After already securing the South African national jersey earlier in the year, our African Team are hoping to defend the Eritrean national titles won last year by Natnael Berhane (Road Race) and Daniel Teklehaimanot (Time Trial), the Norwegian national titles won by Edvald Boasson Hagen (Road & Time Trial) and challenging for new titles in 7 other nations.
Here is our list our riders set to compete in their national championships this week, the majority of the time trial events take place on Thursday 23rd and all the road race events are being held on Sunday 26th.
Daniel Teklehaimanot (RR & TT), Merhawi Kudus (RR & TT), Mekseb Debesay (RR & TT), Metkel Eyob (RR & TT) and Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (RR & TT)
Adrien Niyonshuti (RR & TT), Bonaventure Uwizeyimana (RR & TT) , Valens Ndayisenga (RR & TT)
Great Britain – Mark Cavendish (RR)
Norway – Edvald Boasson Hagen (RR & TT)
Belgium – Serge Pauwels (RR)
Italy – Kristian Sbaragli (RR)
Austria – Bernhard Eisel (RR)
Ireland – Matt Brammeier (RR)
Belarus – Kanstantsin Siutsou (RR & TT)