Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is Africa’s first ever UCI World Tour team and will start its first ever season in cycling’s top ranks in 2016. After three successful years in the Pro Continental ranks the team is willing to cement its place as one of the top teams in world cycling.
The goal of producing the first African world champion is still very much at the heart of the team’s plans for 2016 and this is evident in our nearly 50% African roster. Some of Africa’s most talented riders will wear Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s colors in 2016, with Tour de France Polka Dot jersey wearer Daniel Teklehaimanot spearheading them. Merhawi Kudus is among the most talented future stage race stars and will look forward to further develop his career. Together with riders like Youcef Reguigui, Jacques Janse van Rensburg among others, the two make the team the true home of African cycling. Well known riders like Mark Cavendish, Edvald Basson Hagen, and Steve Cummings will add depth to our race winning potential while also helping to further globalize the Qhubeka initiative.
The Qhubeka project remains at the core of our setup and the very reason why our team exists. To provide a platform for awareness about Qhubeka and garner international support for the project, so that they may continue to mobilise the African people, gives our team a greater sense of purpose. We wholeheartedly believe in the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign and it will remain a driving force behind our success.