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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.“



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Tour de France 2016: Chasing Dreams

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Tour de France 2016: Verfolgte Träume
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


Tour de France #21: Boasson Hagen & Janse van Rensburg finish top 10

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Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka conclude dream Tour de France
Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the final stage of the Tour de France, sprinting to victory on the Champs-Elysees ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). The overall victory went to Chris Froome (Team Sky), his 3rd Tour de France career win.

After an incredible 3 weeks of racing, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka put in one final fantastic performance during today’s last stage. Daniel Teklehaimanot made sure our African Team was represented in the famous Champs-Elysees breakaway and when it was certain that they would be caught, Steve Cummings closed down any further attacks to ensure a sprint finish.

Edvald Boasson Hagen was our man for the final and he had Bernie Eisel and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg for support in the final 5km. Eisel, our road captain, did an exceptional job to deliver Boasson Hagen to the last kilometer in an excellent position. It was always going to be difficult to get one over on the big names, but Boasson Hagen did superbly to cross the line in 4th place with a fast finish. Janse van Rensburg also secured another top 10 result for our African Team, placing 10th.


Tour de France #13: Cummings stops clock with 10th best time

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Strong rides by Cummings and Boasson Hagen on stage 13 time trial
Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) won the stage 13 individual time trial of the 2016 Tour de France, setting a time that only Chris Froome (Team Sky) came close to but could not beat. Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) took 3rd place on the stage.

For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, the stage was one which Steve Cummings and Edvald Boasson Hagen would give a good crack while our other riders not typically suited to a time trial, saved their legs for the expected sprint stage tomorrow. Cummings, as one of the earlier starters posted some really good intermediate times, swapping between 1st and 2nd position with Rohan Dennis (BMC) at the 3 time checks. At the finish line though, Cummings stopped the clock in a time of 52’40″, the 2nd best time at that point in the day.

Edvald Boasson Hagen was also on a flyer, slotting into the top 5 positions at the intermediate time checks during his effort. The bumpy nature of the road surface saw our Norwegian champion drop his chain on a few occasions, losing a precious few seconds here and there to eventually finish in a time of 52’49″. Dumoulin, the overall stage favourite came in not too long after Boasson Hagen and set an incredibly fast time of 50’15″.

Nobody would come close to the time of the Dutch champion, Froome being the nearest just over a minute down. Cummings time was able hold strong against most of the GC favourites to ensure he finished in 10th position and Boasson Hagen placed 13th. A good day for our African Team made better by the fact that it was the first day of our #Qhubeka5000 challenge, where a number of fans around the world rode the same 37km distance our riders had to face today.

Steve Cummings – Rider
It was a bit of a tricky time trial course because of the strong winds that blew throughout the day. Time trial bikes aren’t the biggest fans of super strong crosswinds. Starting early, my plan was just to give it my 100% and that is what I did.

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg – Rider
It was really windy out there so we just tried to get through it and save as much as we could. Tomorrow is a big day for us with Cavendish and a sprint again so we were focused on just being safe and using the stage to recover as much as possible. Tomorrow is a big day.

Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was founded in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a World Tour team with bases in South Africa and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to mobilise people on bicycles in Africa. To contribute to the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, click here.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka ( is part of World Bicycle Relief (, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation through the power of bicycles.

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