Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka starts out BinckBank Tour pubblicato il 06/08/2017
 

On Monday, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka starts out BinckBank Tour with a strong and fast team ready to fight for glory in the Dutch World Tour race.

Formerly known as Eneco Tour, BinckBank Tour takes the riders on seven challenging stages throughout Holland and Belgium. The opening day is one for the sprinters, while stage two is a 9 km long individual time trial. The fast riders will get another chance to sprint for victory on stage three and four before the terrain changes.

The final three stages all bear resemblances to races in the spring campaign. Stage five includes roads from Amstel Gold Race, while stage six looks like a mini Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The last stage of BinckBank Tour finishes on the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen, known from Tour of Flanders. The riders who favor the spring classics will be the top favorites for the overall victory on Sunday.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will focus on stage hunting with several fast riders able to get in the mix and sprint for victory. The team will line up with Tyler Farrar, Reinhard Janse van Rensburg, Mark Renshaw, Ryan Gibbons, Scott Thwaites, Kristian Sbaragli, Jay Thomson and Johann Van Zyl.

Jean-Pierre Heynderickx, sports director:
“The main goal is to win a stage. We bring a good mix of experienced riders, young sprinters and strong rouleurs. The sprinters will get a chance already on the first stage but the wind can also be an important factor. We are ready for whatever happens”.

Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka

Founded in 2007, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka became the first ever African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license, in 2016. In the team’s palmares you can find a Milan-Sanremo victory, numerous stage wins at the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana, two Tour of Britain GC victories, and 36 National Championships. The team has bases in South Africa, the Netherlands 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 change lives with bicycles in Africa. #DoYourPart and gift a bicycle or part of a bicycle, by clicking here.

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”“to move forward”. Qhubeka (qhubeka.org) partners with communities, public sector, private sector, and non-profit organisations to provide people with bicycles in return for working to improve their community, environment or school attendance. 

Dimension Data (dimensiondata.com) uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, organiser of the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.

Learn more about the team at www.africasteam.com

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