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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.

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Tour de France #3: Mark Cavendish powers to Le Tour stage win

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2nd stage win for Mark Cavendish and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at 2016 Tour de France
Mark Cavendish stole the show during stage 3 of the Tour de France by powering to an incredible photo finish sprint victory over Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal). It would be the 28th Tour de France stage win of the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka sprinters career, and his 2nd victory at this year’s edition of the race after his stage 1 triumph.

It was a long 223km haul from Granville to Angers, and when only Armindo Fonseca (Fortuneo Vital Concept) tried his luck in the early break, it resulted in a rather pedestrian like stage. Fonseca was allowed a maximum lead of just over 9 minutes as the peloton knew they could bring the lone Frenchman back at will. Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) decided to join the lone escapee with 80km to go but being a flat stage, the writing was on the wall, it was going to be a sprint finish.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were again looking to deliver Cavendish to prime position for the finale in Angers, after extensive research went into the final kilometers of the stage by our African Team. With 8km to go and the break caught, our African Team started putting its plan into action as Bernhard Eisel lined Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Mark Renshaw up in front of Mark Cavendish.

The young South African, Janse van Rensburg, was instrumental in determining the final result as he put in a huge turn from 6.5km to go until 2.5km to go. Boasson Hagen was then in control as the pelotot went under the kilometer to go banner, before Renshaw piloted Cavendish to prime position from where to launch his sprint. The Manxman came off the wheel of the German champion in the final 150m, as both riders lunged for the line. The finish-line photo showed that Cavendish had won by a mere tyres width over Greipel and Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) took 3rd place.

Another incredible win for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka and Mark Cavendish, who is now, with 28 stage wins, tie 2nd with Bernard Hinault for the most number of stage wins at the Tour de France ever. After today’s magnificent team effort, Cavendish moved into the lead in the Green Jersey points competition with 123 points and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) 2nd, on 116 points.

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Gilbert gewinnt und übernimmt Führung in Beijing

Mit einem perfekten Sprint führte Philippe Gilbert am Samstag auf einer verkürzten zweiten Etappe der Tour of Beijing das BMC Racing Team zum Sieg und übernahm auch die Gesamtführung. Auf der letzten Kurve zog Gilbert an Janse Van Rensburg (Team Giant-Shimano) vorbei.

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Janse van Rensburg shows his strength on 2nd Vuelta stage

The 2nd stage of the Vuelta a Espana saw a bunch sprint decide the outcome in San Fernando with Nacer Bouhanni ( claiming the first road stage victory. The tough and technical finish saw John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) cross the line in 2nd with Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) taking the final podium spot. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had Gerald Ciolek mixing it up in the sprint and finishing  in 11th place.

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Vuelta: Nacer Bouhanni gewinnt im Massensprint

198 riders took the start of stage 2 at Algeciras. José Aramendia (Caja Rural) attacked right after the flag off, followed by Valerio Conti (Lampre-Merida), Romain Hardy (Cofidis) who celebrated his 26th birthday on this 24th of August, Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp), Kristian Sbaragli and Jacques Janse van Rensburg (MTN-Qhubeka). Haas crested the summit of Alto del Cabrito (km 10) in first position and claimed the first polka dot jersey of the 69th Vuelta a España, after which he dropped back to the bunch, so did Sbaragli whose job was to lead Gerald Ciolek out in an eventual bunch gallop.

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