Five Africans To Start Tour de France With Team MTN-Qhubeka

Paris, June 23, 2015 (AFP) - Having received a wild card invitation to the Tour de France, South African outfit MTN-Qhubeka have named an unprecedented five African riders in their nine-man team to race the July 4-26 event. They are also the first ever African team to take part in the Tour de France. Four of the five took part in the Tour de France warm up race the Criterium de … [Read more...]

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Announce Squad For Tour de France

7 Africans and 4 Internationals make the list Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are set to make history when they become the first African registered cycling team to participate in the Tour de France this year. To be on the start line of Le Tour is a huge step forward for our team and a massive milestone for African cycling. The opportunity comes with great responsibility and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung … [Read more...]

High Hopes As African Team MTN-Qhubeka Take On Tour de France Elite

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By Christophe BEAUDUFE Johannesburg, March 18, 2015 (AFP) - MTN-Qhubeka's ambitions are modest in their maiden Tour de France but team manager Douglas Ryder predicts the African outfit will be on the podium of the world's most famous cycling race within five years. The first African team to compete in the Tour de France which gets … [Read more...]

Team MTN-Qhubeka Youcef Reguigui Wins Tour de Langkawi Overall

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First GC victory of the year for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung Youcef Reguigui has won the 20th edition of the Tour de Langkawi. The Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider was able to hold on to the yellow leaders jersey he donned after his emphatic stage victory yesterday. Today's final stage was all that stood in the way of MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung claiming its first general classification victory of … [Read more...]

MTN-Qhubeka Tour Rookies Get A Classics Invite

Contres, France, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - South African cycling team MTN-Qhubeka were given a fresh boost on Monday when they were handed tickets to three one-day classics in April to warm up for their debut Tour de France in July. As with the Tour, MTN-Qhubeka have been given wild card entries to the Paris-Roubaix on April 12, the Fleche Wallonne April 22 and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege on … [Read more...]

First African Team To Race In The Tour de France

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By Jean MONTOIS Paris, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - An African team will take part for the first time in the Tour de France when it starts in Utrecht next July, organisers announced Wednesday. The team will be the MTN-Qhubeka outfit from South Africa. In all 22 teams, each with nine cyclists, will compete in the 102nd edition of one of the most gruelling events in world sport. … [Read more...]

Theo Bos Joins Team MTN-Qhubeka For Next Season

Former track Olympic silver medalist and 5 time world champion, Theo Bos, will ride in the colours of Team MTN-Qhubeka next season. While racing for the Rabobank and Belkin Pro-Cycling Team outfits over the last 4 years, Bos has been able to take his professional win tally up to 35 race victories. Most recently Bos won a stage in the World Tour event, Tour de Pologne, the overall GC victory at the … [Read more...]

Trek Extends Relationship With Team MTN-Qhubeka

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is pleased to extend its partnership with Trek that will see the team continue to use the bicycle company’s equipment into the future. Africa’s first UCI-registered Professional Continental team is passionate about innovation and technology and is excited to continue working with a world leader in Trek Bicycles. Trek Sports Marketing Manager Simon Thompson was … [Read more...]