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Alessandro Iacchi

Efrem Gebrehiwet Araya

Ghebrehiwet Birhane

Jacopo Menegotto

Kevin Bonaldo

Luca Coati

Mattia Guasco

Nahom Zeray Araya

Negasi Abreha

Nic Dlamini

Nicolò Parisini

Raffaele Mosca

Renus Uhiriwe

Travis Stedman

Alessandro Iacchi

Date of birth: 26th May 1999
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: Borgo San Lorenzo

Alessandro earned some consistent and promising results early on as an U23 rider and these results earned him place on a professional team. Unfortunately, his development stalled while riding in the professional ranks and we decided to afford him another opportunity to continue his cycling development. 

Alessandro brings some valuable experience to our team, and we know he will assist in the development of our younger riders while lifting the performance level of our team.

Efrem Gebrehiwet Araya

Date of birth:16th February 2002
Nationality: Eritrean
Place of birth: Eritrea

Efrem is another in the long line of talented Eritrean riders, leaping to prominence by finishing 4th in the 2021 Eritrean national champs, competing against some of the current best Eritrean World Tour professionals. He is eager to prove himself against the best u23 riders in the world and add his name to the ever-growing list of Eritrean WT professionals.

Ghebrehiwet Birhane

Date of birth: 6th January 2001
Nationality: Eritrean
Place of birth: Mendefera

Ghebrehiwet’s season was derailed by an early season crash that resulted in him picking up a serious injury. He has completed his rehab work and is determined to build on the harsh lessons learnt this past year. 

Jacopo Menegotto

Date of birth: 26th July 2000
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: San Donà di Piave

Fast finishing Jacopo achieved 7 top-10’s in a superb 2021 season. He is looking to add to his cycling experience by racing in international events around Europe. 

We are excited by his sprinting talent and are confident he will win races for our team.

Kevin Bonaldo

Date of birth: 9th August 2000
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: Bassano del Grappa

Kevin worked as a support rider for most of this past season but still managed 6 top-10 finishes. 

He will be a key leader of our team in 2022 and we are confident that Kevin will continue to perform well at the highest level.

Luca Coati

Date of birth: 30th November 1999
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: San Pietro in Cariano

Luca joined the Qhubeka team in 2021 as a final year under 23 rider. He earned several excellent results throughout the season and was earmarked as a rider for our World Tour team. In addition to numerous top-10 finishes and podium places in U23 and Elite level races, Luca won two events in Italy. He also performed well when riding as a member of Team Qhubeka Assos in Norway and Slovenia.

We believe in his potential as a rider and decided to continue to invest in his talent, as we believe he deserved another opportunity to earn a position in the professional cycling ranks.

Mattia Guasco

Date of birth: 30th June 2000
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: Imperia

Mattia has worked hard for the team as a support rider for the past two seasons, but we are confident he will take the experience he now has earned and turn in some top performances.

Nahom Zeray Araya

Date of birth: 13th September 2002
Nationality: Eritrean
Place of birth: Eritrea

At just 19 years old Nahom was the revelation of the 2021 Tour Rwanda, finishing as the first African rider – 9th overall – in a quality international field.

This talented rider is eager to prove himself against the best U23 riders in the world and we are confident that his talent will see him ride to the top levels in this sport.

Negasi Abreha

Date of birth: 9th May 2000
Nationality: Ethiopian

Despite not being able to return to his home since arriving in Italy at the start of 2020 due to the ongoing conflict in his home region in Ethiopia, Negasi has remained committed and is focused on earning a professional contract for himself.

The 2019 Ethiopian National champion is determined to turn the experience gained from the last two seasons on our team into podiums and wins.

Nic Dlamini​

Date of birth: 12th August 1995 
Nationality: South African
Place of birth: South Africa

Dlamini turned professional in 2018 as a graduate of the development team based in Lucca and went on to win the coveted King of the Mountains jersey in his first race as a pro at Australia’s Tour Down Under, a result he replicated at the Tour of Britain in the same year.

An arm injury saw the bulk of his 2019 season curtailed but in 2021 he made global headlines when he was selected to participate at the Tour de France while also going on to represent South Africa at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Nicolo Parisini

Date of birth: 25th April 2000
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: Voghera

Nicolo is another young rider starting to perform at the highest level, ending the 2021 season with 7 top-10 placings in the latter part of the 2021 season. We look forward to having him on our team and are confident that he will continue to improve as a rider.

Raffaele Mosca

Date of birth: 14th October 2003
Nationality: Italian
Place of birth: Italy

Raffaele finished his junior racing career with three great victories and over 20 top-10 places in 2021. He is an exciting prospect for Italian cycling, and we are confident that he will grow as a cyclist with our team during the season.

Renus Uhiriwe

Date of birth: 1st April 2001
Nationality: Rwandan
Place of birth: Rwanda

The 2019 African Continental Junior Champion initially struggled to adapt to the racing conditions in Europe, but he started to find his racing legs towards the end of the season. We are confident that Renus will start to perform at a high level in 2022 and fulfil the potential we see in him.

Travis Stedman

Date of birth: 15th May 2002
Nationality: South Africa
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa

Travis is joining the team fresh from his victory in the 947 Ride Joburg. This talented young rider has yet to fully face the challenges of racing in Europe but the experience he gained competing in the 2021 World Cycling Championships in Belgium will stand him in good stead.