MTN-Qhubeka

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Peter Kennaugh wins stage 1 of the Criterium du Dauphine; Bradley Wiggins smashes the UCI Hour Record; Lizzie Armitstead wins Philly Cycling Classic to regain World Cup overall lead; Wouter Wippert wins stage 1 of the Tour de Korea; Linus Gerdemann wins the Tour de […]

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MTN-Qhubeka may wait until 2017 season for WorldTour licence goal

Although the MTN-Qhubeka team previously said that it would ideally like to step up to WorldTour level next season, general manager Brian Smith now states that the move will almost certainly happen in 2017 instead. “Our goal was to go WorldTour [in 2016] but at this moment in time, it looks like we are almost […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out; Barguil altitude training after recovery from California crash, could make Tour debut; Van Avermaet’s Tour selection uncertain as rider states he may leave race early for first child’s birth; Marianne […]

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MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out

As hinted at by the team’s general manager Brian Smith last week on CyclingTips, the MTN Qhubeka team has gone with a very strong emphasis on African riders for its Tour de France debut this July. The South African team named its shortlist for the race on Tuesday, announcing that seven African riders and four […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alberto Contador wins the 2015 Giro d’Italia; Greg van Avermaet wins the Belgium Tour; Marco Haller takes overall victory at Tour des Fjords; Gracie Elvin takes first European win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Williams takes her first European win at SwissEver GP Cham-Hagendorn; Lizzie Armitstead claims […]

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Smith: A couple of big names could be missing from MTN Qhubeka’s Tour de France squad

Speaking days before the MTN-Qhubeka’s long list for the Tour de France is announced, the team’s general manager Brian Smith has said that there is no guarantee that its biggest names will all be riding the race and that one or two well known riders could be left off the team. Discussing the South African’s […]

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MTN-Qhubeka looking to upset WorldTour teams with strong Paris-Roubaix ride

It will start the race as a wildcard entry but with a host of experienced riders on its roster and a strong motivation to show itself in the race, MTN Qhubeka is determined to animate the 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips spoke to three members of the team on the eve of the start in […]

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Wildcard teams announced for Vuelta a España

The five wildcard teams for this year’s Vuelta a España have been announced Friday by race organisers Unipublic, with American hopefuls UnitedHealthcare being again passed over for what would have been its first Grand Tour. Instead, the organisers have selected Spanish team Caja Rural–Seguros RGA, French duo Cofidis and Europcar, Team Colombia and the South […]

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How a team and its sponsors prepare equipment for the new season

For road cycling fans the new racing season brings about noticeable changes in the sport they love. Teams come and go, sponsors do too, riders change teams, and the colours and equipment of the peloton are altered in various ways. The changes come in at the start of the new year but many months of […]

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