The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

It’s tricky to pick teams for the year’s biggest event before you’ve even seen them race. And sometimes it takes a strong result to secure the contract you want. But the toughest challenge of all might just be scaling up without losing your current user base. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Katie Hall wins stage 5 of the Tour Femenino de San Luis; IAM’s Beucherie: “A rider who takes cortisone is a sick rider, so he must stop racing”; MTN-Qhubeka to sign Matt Brammeier on two-year deal; 2016 Tour de France – Andorra to host mountain […]


MTN-Qhubeka to sign Matt Brammeier on two year deal

Following yesterday’s news that the MTN-Qhubeka team will ride the Tour de France this year, the squad has confirmed that it will sign of a 23rd rider, namely multiple Irish champion Matt Brammeier. Pending the completion of UCI paperwork, the 29 year old rider is joining the team on a two year deal and is […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Lauren Stephens wins stage 4 ITT at the Tour Femenino de San Luis; Dowsett’s hour record plans up in the air after collarbone fracture; Giant-Alpecin riders in training crash ahead of the Santos Tour Down Under; MTN-Qhubeka, Bora-Argon 18 and French trio of squads confirmed […]


MTN-Qhubeka Principal: We will chase stages and jerseys in first Tour

Left both shocked and psyched by MTN-Qhubeka’s historic invite to its first Tour de France on Wednesday, Team Principal Doug Ryder has said that the team is determined to show it deserved its place and will do what it can to animate the race. Ryder made clear that the first African-registered Pro Continental team in […]


Wildcards confirmed for Tour de France

Announcing the lineup of teams for this year’s Tour de France, organisers ASO have confirmed the identities of five wildcard squads which will compete alongside the seventeen WorldTour teams in July. The company has confirmed that the French trio of Europcar, Cofidis and Bretagne-Séché Environnement will be present, as will the Bora-Argon 18 team plus […]


How Mandela could boost chances of MTN-Qhubeka’s Tour debut

He passed away over a year ago but the memory, the legacy and the image of one of Africa’s most famous sons could help make history in the Tour de France this July. Mandela Day will be held on July 18 and a tie-in between the celebration of the iconic South African and the team […]


MTN Qhubeka still working on landing additional sponsorship deals and riders

The chances of MTN Qhubeka riding its first Tour de France will be made clearer in the coming weeks, with ASO thought likely to name the teams which will receive wildcards to the race in January. The African team is working hard to ensure that it will be there and, in order to be able […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Astana Continental team ‘suspended indefinitely’ by Vinokourov after Fedosseyev’s positive test; Women’s NRS expanded in 2015 with two new races; Canadian William Goodfellow receives two-year ban for anti-doping violation; Rui Costa’s brother Mario inks deal to race alongside him with Lampre-Merida; Peter Sagan helps launch […]


Louis Meintjes: “I hope 2015 will be the first time I can pull off a win in Europe”

The 2013 world under 23 road race silver medallist Louis Meintjes is still just 22 years of age but, having progressed solidly in the first two years of his professional career, he is setting his sights higher for the upcoming season. Meintjes had a fine second year with MTN Qhubeka this season. The South African […]