Schlagwort-Archiv: Edvald Boasson Hagen

MILANO-SANREMO: HIER KOMMT “LA PRIMAVERA”

Das erste Monument Race des Jahres, jetzt in seiner 109. Ausgabe, kündigt seine Startliste an.
Das Rennen wird in 193 Ländern ausgestrahlt. Kleine Änderung des Kurses – jetzt länger mit 294km

Startliste, Offizielles Programm – Mailand-San Remo, aktualisierte Karten

Mailand, 16. März 2018 – Die 109. Ausgabe von Milano-Sanremo, dem ersten Monument-Klassiker der Saison, findet morgen um 9.45 Uhr auf der Piazza Castello statt und endet nach 291 Kilometern in der Via Roma, wobei 175 Fahrer 25 Teams repräsentieren (18 UCI WorldTeams und sieben Wild Cards), jeweils bestehend aus sieben Fahrern.

Unvorhersehbar wie eh und je – wie der Wetterbericht – wird La Primavera mit dem Sieger 2017, Michał Kwiatkowski, dem zweitklassierten UCI Straßenweltmeister Peter Sagan und dem Drittplatzierten Julian Alaphilippe, unter die Favoritenliste des Vorjahres gehen.

Diese Fahrer unter den Sprintern, Elia Viviani, Marcel Kittel, Arnaud Demare, Alexander Kristoff, André Greipel, Caleb Ewan, Mark Cavendish und Michael Matthews herausfordernd, und unter den Eintagesspezialisten, Greg Van Avermaet, Vincenzo Nibali, Philippe Gilbert, Matteo Trentin, Filippo Pozzato und Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Es gab eine kleine Änderung auf dem Kurs, jetzt 294 km lang: nach Basaluzzo geht das Rennen auf die rechte Seite des Flusses Orba über Predosa und Roccagrimalda Stazione, Rückkehr auf den ursprünglichen Kurs in Ovada. Diese Änderung ändert nichts am technischen Charakter des Rennens, macht es aber 3km länger.

TV-Abdeckung
Der 109. Milano-Sanremo NamedSport wird in 193 Ländern auf allen fünf Kontinenten ausgestrahlt. Die Ausgabe 2018 wird live von 14 TV-Sendern gezeigt.

RAI, der Host Broadcaster der WorldTour-Veranstaltung, wird vier Stunden vor und nach dem Rennen zwischen Live- und Special-Rennen berichten und in Italien auf Rai 2 senden.

In Europa wird La Chaine L’Équipe La Primavera in Frankreich senden, während das Rennen in Belgien auf Medialaan-VTM in Flämisch und auf RTBF in Französisch verfügbar sein wird.

Eurosport wird in 53 europäischen Ländern und in 16 Territorien im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum mit Kommentaren in 20 verschiedenen Sprachen senden.

Das erste Monument der Saison wird live in Südafrika auf Supersport, in den verbleibenden Ländern südlich der Sahara auf Kwese Sports und in ganz Nordafrika und im Nahen Osten auf OSN übertragen.

In Amerika wird das Milano-Sanremo auf Fubo.TV in den USA und Kanada, auf TDN in Mexiko und Mittelamerika ausgestrahlt, während das ESPN-Netzwerk Brasilien, die restlichen Länder Südamerikas und die Karibik abdecken wird.

Rennen wird in Japan auf DAZN live sein, während in Neuseeland wird auf Sky Sports übertragen werden.

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Good Morning from the Strade Bianche

Kwiatkowski, Sagan, Van Avermaet, Štybar and Van Aert among the challengers for victory through the Crete Senesi. The women’s race, which started at 09:12, also attracted the world’s best including Longo Borghini, Van Der Breggen, Niewiadoma and Ferrand Prevot. Today’s winners press conferences will be held at the end of each race.

Siena, 3 March 2018 – The men’s edition of the ‘Northern Classic in the South of Europe’, now in its 12th edition, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport and part of the UCI WorldTour calendar, started today from Siena at 10:43 with 146 riders. Did not start: dossard number 167, Maarten Wynants (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo).

In the men’s Strade Bianche NamedSport eyes will be focused on many champions such as last year’s winner Michał Kwiatkowski and Gianni Moscon (Team Sky); Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale); Moreno Moser (Astana Pro Team); Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida); Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team); Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe); Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team); Philippe Gilbert and Zdenek Štybar (Quick-Step Floors); Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data); Sep Vanmarcke (Team EF Education First – Drapac P/B Cannondale); Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb); Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) and Wout Van Aert (Verandas Willems – Crelan).

The women’s race, Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport and the UCI Women’s WorldTour opening race, started this morning at 09:12 with 137 riders. Did not start: dossard number 92, Marta Tagliaferro (Cylance Pro Cycling).

Among the women who will challenge for victory the favourites are last year’s winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5); Sofia Beggin and Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s Team); Anna Van Der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team); Pauline Ferrand Prevot; Elena Cecchini and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon // SRAM Racing), and Lucinda Brand and Ellen Van Dijk (Team Sunweb).

WEATHER
Siena (09.15 – Women Elite Start): light rain 4°C. Wind: weak – 8kmh.
Siena (10.45 – Men Start): rain 6°C. Wind: moderate – 13kmh.
Siena (13.15 – Women Elite Finish): rain 8°C. Wind: moderate – 13kmh.
Siena (15.30 – Men Finish): rain 10°C. Wind: moderate – 10kmh.

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Race Programme – Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport
12th STRADE BIANCHE NAMEDSPORT – 184km, 11 sectors and 63km on gravel roads (34.2% of the course)

It’s a twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but punchy hills, most significantly on the unpaved parts. There are roughly 63km of gravel roads, across 11 sectors (eight of those shared with the Women Elite course).

Starting from Siena (Stadium/Medicean Fortress area), the initial undulating kilometres are on Tarmac before reaching the 2.1km-long gravel Sector 1 at km 18, which is perfectly straight and slightly downhill.

After few kilometres the riders then face Sector 2 (5.8km), the course’s first real challenge with a short descent followed by a long climb with sections of over 10% gradient.

The course then goes through Radi, where gravel Sector 3 starts (4.4km; the second part of the race’s first edition gravel Sector 1) shortly followed by Sector 4 – named “La Piana” – and one of the race’s classic gravel sectors (5.5km in length and featured in the course since the first edition) with no significant gradient leading to Buonconvento.

After few kilometres the second climb of the day starts: the Montalcino (4km at 5%). Following Torrenieri the riders face Sectors 5 (11.9km) and 6 (8km) with only 1km of tarmac in between. Both are hard, hilly, very punchy and with many bends, climbs and descents.

After the second passage through Buonconvento the feed station will be positioned in the area of Ponte d’Arbia. Soon the route reaches Monteroni d’Arbia, which marks the beginning of Sector 7 of San Martino in Grania (9.5km) in the middle of the Crete Senesi. It’s a long sector with continuous up and downs in the first part, ending up with a twisting climb before meeting the Tarmac again.

In Ponte del Garbo (Asciano) gravel Sector 8 begins. At 11.5km it’s the hardest of the race, mostly uphill and characterised by tough hills, the most important being those close to Monte Sante Marie, with steep gradients on both climbs and descents over short distances. After Castelnuovo Berardenga there’s a very short, flat section of gravel (300m) before facing, after Monteaperti, Sector 9 – only 800m long, but with a double digit gradient ramp before rejoining the tarmac in Vico d’Arbia and paved road through Pieve a Bozzone.

Next comes the penultimate section of gravel (Sector 10, 2.4km) on the climb toward Colle Pinzuto (with gradients up to 15%). After a few kilometres the riders then face the last gravel section (Sector 11, 1.1km) which features a sequence of a demanding descents followed by a very punchy climb (max. 18%) that ends up at the Tolfe. From here only 12km separate the riders from the finish in Piazza del Campo, Siena.

Final Kilometres
The demanding final kilometres, with gradients up to 16%, approach the city of Siena along broad, straight sections of road, connected by sweeping curves, first descents and slight climbs. 2km from the finish line, the route joins Via Esterna di Fontebranda; here the gradient touches 9%.
900m from the finish line, the race route passes beneath Fontebranda Gate where the road surface becomes paving slabs. The gradient then exceeds 10% until 500m from the finish line, reaching its highpoint of 16% along Via Santa Caterina. A sharp right hand turn leads to Via delle Terme, and then Via Banchi di Sotto. With 300m to go, the road continues to climb slightly then, 150m from the line, a right turn leads into Via Rinaldini. The route enters the Piazza del Campo just 70m from the finish line. The final 30m descends at a gradient of 7% and the finish line itself is flat.

STATS

A race for northern athletes – all the Strade Bianche winners were born north of Tuscany, the Italian Region where the race is held
No consecutive victories – in the previous 11 editions no one was able two win two years in a row. The same country hasn’t won two years in a row too
30 – Fabian Cancellara is the only rider who was able to win Strade Bianche after his 30th birthday, in 2012 and 2016
4th STRADE BIANCHE WOMEN ELITE NAMEDSPORT – 136km, 8 sectors and 31.4km on gravel roads (23.1% of the course)

A twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but with punchy hills – most significantly on the unpaved parts. There are roughly more than 30km of gravel roads across eight sectors (all shared with the Men’s course).

Starting from Siena (Stadium/Medicean Fortress area), the initial undulating kilometres are on Tarmac before reaching the 2.1km-long gravel Sector 1 at km 18, which is perfectly straight and slightly downhill.

After few kilometres the riders then face Sector 2 (5.8km), the course’s first real challenge with a short descent followed by a long climb with sections of over 10% gradient.

The course then goes through Radi, where gravel Sector 3 starts (4.4km; the second part of the race’s first edition gravel Sector 1) shortly followed by Sector 4 – named “La Piana” – and one of the race’s classic gravel sectors (5.5km in length and featured in the course since the first edition) with no significant gradient leading to Buonconvento.

After the passage through Buonconvento the feed station will be positioned in the area of Ponte d’Arbia. Soon the route reaches Monteroni d’Arbia, which marks the beginning of Sector 5 of San Martino in Grania (9.5km) in the middle of the Crete Senesi. It’s a long sector with continuous up and downs in the first part, ending up with a twisting climb before meeting the Tarmac again.

After Castelnuovo Berardenga there’s a very short, flat section of gravel (300m) before riders face, after Monteaperti, Sector 6 – only 800m long but with a double digit gradient ramp before rejoining the Tarmac in Vico d’Arbia and going to paved road through Pieve a Bozzone.

Next comes the penultimate gravel section (Sector 7, 2.4km) on the climb toward Colle Pinzuto (with inclines of up to 15%). After a further few kilometres the riders will face the last section of gravel (Sector 8, 1.1km) which features a sequence of a demanding descents followed by a very punchy climb (max 18%) that ends up at the Tolfe. From here only 12km separate the riders from the finish in Piazza del Campo, Siena.

Final kilometres are the same as the men’s course.

A race for northern athletes – all the Strade Bianche winners were born north of Tuscany, the Italian Region where the race is held
No consecutive victories – in the previous 11 editions no one was able two win two years in a row. The same country hasn’t won two years in a row too
30 – Fabian Cancellara is the only rider who was able to win Strade Bianche after his 30th birthday, in 2012 and 2016
4th STRADE BIANCHE WOMEN ELITE NAMEDSPORT – 136km, 8 sectors and 31.4km on gravel roads (23.1% of the course)

A twisty and undulating course, with no long climbs but with punchy hills – most significantly on the unpaved parts. There are roughly more than 30km of gravel roads across eight sectors (all shared with the Men’s course).

Starting from Siena (Stadium/Medicean Fortress area), the initial undulating kilometres are on Tarmac before reaching the 2.1km-long gravel Sector 1 at km 18, which is perfectly straight and slightly downhill.

After few kilometres the riders then face Sector 2 (5.8km), the course’s first real challenge with a short descent followed by a long climb with sections of over 10% gradient.

The course then goes through Radi, where gravel Sector 3 starts (4.4km; the second part of the race’s first edition gravel Sector 1) shortly followed by Sector 4 – named “La Piana” – and one of the race’s classic gravel sectors (5.5km in length and featured in the course since the first edition) with no significant gradient leading to Buonconvento.

After the passage through Buonconvento the feed station will be positioned in the area of Ponte d’Arbia. Soon the route reaches Monteroni d’Arbia, which marks the beginning of Sector 5 of San Martino in Grania (9.5km) in the middle of the Crete Senesi. It’s a long sector with continuous up and downs in the first part, ending up with a twisting climb before meeting the Tarmac again.

After Castelnuovo Berardenga there’s a very short, flat section of gravel (300m) before riders face, after Monteaperti, Sector 6 – only 800m long but with a double digit gradient ramp before rejoining the Tarmac in Vico d’Arbia and going to paved road through Pieve a Bozzone.

Next comes the penultimate gravel section (Sector 7, 2.4km) on the climb toward Colle Pinzuto (with inclines of up to 15%). After a further few kilometres the riders will face the last section of gravel (Sector 8, 1.1km) which features a sequence of a demanding descents followed by a very punchy climb (max 18%) that ends up at the Tolfe. From here only 12km separate the riders from the finish in Piazza del Campo, Siena.

Final kilometres are the same as the men’s course.

STATS

Elisa Longo Borghini – the best Italian in each of the three previous editions of the race (3rd in 2015, 4th in 2016, winner in 2017)
Lizzie Deignan – always on the podium (2nd in 2015, winner in 2016 and 3rd in 2017)
Katarzyna Niewiadoma – 2nd in the last two editions, 2016 and 2017

STATS

Elisa Longo Borghini – the best Italian in each of the three previous editions of the race (3rd in 2015, 4th in 2016, winner in 2017)
Lizzie Deignan – always on the podium (2nd in 2015, winner in 2016 and 3rd in 2017)
Katarzyna Niewiadoma – 2nd in the last two editions, 2016 and 2017

POINTS OF INTEREST
SIENA
It would have been too difficult to decide between Piazza del Campo and Torre del Mangia, between the cathedral and the other buildings of the same complex, such as the baptistery, the crypt and the grand façade (known as “Facciatone”). So the entire old town centre was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its outstanding artistic value. Siena is a true jewel of art, both sacred and profane at the same time, ever bustling with life and with more than a million visitors each year. It hosts major sporting and cultural events, such as the legendary Palio, staged twice a year, in which the 17 city quarters (“contrade”) challenge each other in front of large crowds coming from all over the country to attend the town’s most famous and iconic event.

The Strade Bianche is a legendary race that perfectly fits into a historical context that serves as an excellent setting for both the race start and finish. While waiting for riders to fly by, spectators can explore the city’s monuments and enjoy the many local delicacies, including wild boar sauces and specialties, ribollita, panforte (Siena’s iconic dessert), as well as world-renowned, refined wines, such as Chianti. Ricciarelli, traditional pastries made from almonds, sugar and egg whites, are the perfect snack while waiting for the finish.

Siena was founded by the Etruscans, it grew under the Romans, and was ruled by the Ghibellines and later the House of Medici. Nowadays, Siena belongs first and foremost to all those lucky ones who have visited or will be visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site. A must-see: Torre del Mangia. A must-taste: Ricciarelli. The best time to be in town: 4-5 March; or 2 July and 16 August – Palio di Siena.

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Tour de France #21: Boasson Hagen sprints to third place in Paris

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka finished off this year’s Tour de France with another podium performance by Edvald Boasson Hagen who sprinted to third place on the final stage of the race.

Per tradition, the day started out with smiles and laughter as the riders left Montgeron and headed towards Paris. However, as the peloton entered the iconic circuit on Champs-Élysées, the faces of the riders were now very focused and ready to race hard.

Multiple riders tried to escape as they started on the eight laps and ultimately, a strong group managed to distance the peloton. Jaco Venter and Steve Cummings helped to set the pace in the pack and with 10 km left to go, it was all back together again.

The remaining Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders always kept Boasson Hagen near the front and together with Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, the fast Norwegian entered the final corners in a good position.

Dylan Groenewegen (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) started his sprint early and quickly opened up a small gap. Boasson Hagen tried to close the gap but at the end, he had to settle for third place. In addition to his impressive victory on stage 19, this was the fifth time Boasson Hagen finished in Top3 during this Tour de France.

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Cross-Country-DM in Bad Salzdetfurth: Drei gleichwertige Favoritinnen

Bei den 28. Deutschen Cross-Country-Meisterschaften wird am Wochenende in Bad Salzdetfurth die Rekordzahl von 15 Titeln vergeben. Bei den Damen haben gleich drei Damen gleichwertige Chancen auf das Meister-Jersey, bei den Herren gilt am Sonntag Manuel Fumic als Favorit. Eröffnet wird die DM am Freitag mit dem Eliminator Sprint.

Manuel Fumic lässt keine Zweifel aufkommen, dieses Jahr will er sich sein viertes Meister-Jersey in der Elite holen. „Okay, das wollte letztes Jahr auch schon“, sagt er mit einem Lachen, „aber ich glaube, ich bin auch in der Verfassung dazu. Ich habe jedenfalls Lust drauf wieder ein Jahr im weißen oder schwarzen Jersey zu fahren. Ich fahre voll aufs Trikot.“

Er hatte als Meister anstatt dem weißen auch schon ein schwarzes Jersey mit schwarz-rot-goldenen Brustringen getragen.

Fumic holt aber auch noch die Analogie zum DFB-Pokal aus der Kiste mit den Rennfahrer-Weisheiten. „Meisterschaften haben ihre eigenen Gesetze“, sagt der Kirchheimer. Diese eigenen Gesetze beruhen darauf, dass seine Konkurrenten – im Gegensatz zum Weltcup – neben ihm in der ersten Reihe aufgestellt werden. Es im Unterschied zu den großen Rennen also gleich mal zu direkten Auseinandersetzungen kommt.

Das verändert die Ausgangssituation auf jeden Fall. Ob es auch die Hierarchie verändert, wird sich zeigen.

„Alle haben ordentlich Wums“

Markus Schulte-Lünzum weiß, dass die Form von Fumic besser ist als die Ergebnisse im Weltcup nahelegen. „Mani ist stark drauf und auch die anderen deutschen Fahrer haben ordentlich Wums“, meint der Meister der Jahre 2014 und 2016. „Auch wenn das bei den Weltcups vielleicht noch nicht ganz geklappt hat. Aber ich weiß eben auch um meine Verfassung.“


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Tour de France #19: Edvald Boasson Hagen powers to victory!

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Edvald Boasson Hagen crowned an incredible performance by soloing to victory after a powerful attack on the final kilometers on stage 19 of Tour de France.

Knowing that today’s stage was the last chance for the opportunistic riders to shine in the race, it was no surprise to see countless attacks during the first part of the stage. It took nearly an hour of hard racing before a group of 20 riders finally managed to distance the peloton.

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Boasson Hagen sprintet auf den dritten Platz

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka performed a great leadout for Edvald Boasson Hagen who did very well to make podium as he sprinted to third place on stage 11 of Tour de France.

Once again, the early break got away right from the beginning of the day. This time, three riders decided to take on the peloton, which didn’t seem too concerned about the situation. The front trio quickly established a gap of four minutes before the pack started to chase. With several teams eager to take control of the peloton, the break wasn’t left many chances of succeeding. However, one of the riders at the front, Maciej Bodnar (BORA-hansgrohe), almost managed to upset the expected bunch sprint.

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TdF 2017 – 7. Etappe von Troyes nach Nuits-Saint-George

Bei großer Wärme wurde die Flachetappe über 213km ausgetragen. Der Etappenverlauf war ähnlich wie am Vortag, die obligatorische Fluchtgruppe wurde kurz vor dem Ziel wieder eingeholt.

Danach gab es ein faszinierendes Sprintfinale mit sehr hoher Geschwindigkeit, da auf der Zielgeraden Rückenwind herrschte.


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2 Teams gelang es bis 400 Meter vor dem Ziel ihre Kapitäne in eine optimale Position zu bringen, Quickstep mit Marcel Kittel und Dimension Data mit Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Am besten gelang die Sprintvorbereitung Dimension Data und Hagen konnte seinen Sprint perfekt platzieren, obwohl solche schnellen und flachen Ankünfte eigentlich nicht seine Spezialität sind.


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Tour des Fjords #5: Boasson Hagen wins final stage and overall GC

Superb team effort by Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka secures overall victory for Boasson Hagen
Edvald Boasson Hagen made it a hatrick of stage victories and won the final stage of the Tour des Fjords and with it, the overall general classification as well. Timo Roosen (LottoNL-Jumbo) was 2nd on the final stage and Jereon Meijers (Roompot) placed 3rd.

The final stage of the Tour des Fjords got underway in the pouring rain and cold but the racing got heated really early on. 4 riders got away in an early move but as the wind picked up, the peloton was forced into the gutter and the echelons formed. With 100km to go, the break was caught with the race splitting to pieces. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was relishing the tough conditions, keeping Boasson Hagen well placed up at the front.

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Tour des Fjords #4: Boasson Hagen doubles up with stage wins


Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider poised to strike for GC on final stage
After sprinting to victory yesterday, Edvald Boasson Hagen doubled up to win stage 4 of the Tour des Fjords today. Our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider beat Torkhil Feyhe (ColoQuick-Cult) to the line and Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty Groupe Gobert) finished 3rd.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started today’s stage with a clear plan to gain back time on the overall classification and this was evident as we controlled the peloton for the first 30km, not allowing a break to get away until after the bonus sprint. Boasson Hagen won the bonus sprint to gain 3 seconds on the overall classification and only then, was a 3 rider break allowed to go clear.

The break got up to a 7-minute lead before we committed our African Team to the chase. It was no surprise that no other teams wanted to help with the chase but our guys did a fantastic job to slowly reel in the escape over the 162km stage. Coming into the final, the peloton was split all over the final circuit, as we chased down the remaining breakaway rider with 5km to go.

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World Road Race Championships: Silver for Mark Cavendish

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World Road Race Championships: Silver for Mark Cavendish
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka place 4 riders in top 20 at World Championships
The 2016 UCI World Road Race Championships concluded today with the elite men’s 257km road race. Defending champion, Peter Sagan (Slovakia) was able to retain his crown and sprinted to victory just ahead of our very own Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen (Belgium) placed 3rd.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were proud to have no less than 16 riders take the start in Doha this morning, all ready to represent their respective nations. As racing got underway it was riders from our African Team that really lit up the race. Nic Dougall (South Africa) was joined by Natnael Berhane (Eritrea) in an attack after just 3km of racing. Our 2 African riders pulled 5 more riders away with them to form the break of the day.

As the lead group made its way up the Arabian Gulf, the peloton was happy to give them a good gap and the advantage blew out to just over 10 minutes rather quickly. Mark Cavendish’s Great Britain squad along with our Belorussian champion, Kanstantsin Siutsou controlled the gap from the front of the main bunch. It was a unique situation to have riders from our African Team really dictating the pace of the race from both ends.

As expected though the soaring temperatures and typical Qatari crosswinds would play a huge role in today’s race and the race defining moment came with still 175km to go. After a 80km trip up the Arabian Gulf, the main bunch turned back towards Doha and Great Britain and Belgium chose this exact moment to put the race into the gutter. Minutes later and the crosswinds had blown the race to pieces.

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Tour de France 2016: Chasing Dreams

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Statistiken von einem ikonischen Rennen
Die Tour de France 2016 ist seit ein paar Tagen Geschichte. Es war etwas anderes für die Geschichts Bücher, und für Team-Dimension Data für Qhubeka war es eines seiner wichtigsten Erlebnisse. Die Ergebnisse, die unsere afrikanischen Teams in den letzten drei Wochen des Rennens in Frankreich erreichten sind bemerkenswert : 5 Etappensiege , einen Tag in Gelb, 6 Tage in Grün, 15 top10’s – aber das Beste ist, das Leben wird verändert durch die # Qhubeka5000 Aktivierung.

Der Grand Boucle könnte nicht besser für uns begonnen haben, mit einem Sieg auf der Etappe 1. Mark Cavendish beendete nach einer starken Teamleistung und verdiente sein erstes Gelbes Trikot bei der ikonischen Französischen Grand Tour. Es war auch erste Gelbe Trikot, in der ersten Phase des Rennens als afrikanische basiertes World Tour Team.

Die Erfolgsgeschichte geht weiter mit Cavendish, der seine Tour de France Etappensiege auf 30 Siege erweiterte und ihn auf die All-Time-Rekordliste als 2nd setzte. Seine Gewinne auf den Etappen 1, 3, 6 und 14 wurden von Steve Cummings außergewöhnliche Solo auf der Etappe 7 aufgewertet, welche ihm seinen zweiten Tour de France Etappensieg verdienen ließ, den unglaublichen zweiten Platz auf der legendären Mont Ventoux Etappe für Serge Pauwels hinzufügen und Edvald Boasson Hagen’s 3. Platz auf der Etappe 10. Das Team endete eine unglaubliche Tour de France mit 6 von neun Fahrern in den Top10 auf Etappen und 7 Podien.

Das Team möchte Dimension Data, Deloitte und allen unseren Partnern und Fans für die laufende Unterstützung danken. Ohne diese Unterstützung wäre es nicht möglich gewesen, dass wir unsere Träume erfüllen.

Team-Dimension Data für Qhubeka ist glücklich genug, um auf der weltweit schnellste Ausrüstung zum Rennen zu besitzen:

Rahmen: Cervélo S5
Kurbeln: ROTOR
Cockpit und Räder: ENVE
Kette: KMC
Reifen: Continental
Lager: CeramicSpeed
Sattel: Fizik
Lenkerband : Lizard Skins

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