Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka
On a fleet of special-edition Cervélo S5s, R5s and P5s, the team formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka became the Cinderella story of the 2016 Tour de France after Daniel Teklehaimanot became the first African rider to wear the prestigious King of the Mountains jersey, Britain’s Steve Cummings won Stage 14 — on Mandela Day, no less — and the team finished in fifth place overall out of 22 teams. Not bad for a UCI Professional Continental wild-card entry.
The momentum continued off the race course, with Deloitte Consulting LLP signing on as a Gold Sponsor and Dimension Data coming on board as a title sponsor. The newly renamed Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka then added celebrated British sprinter Mark Cavendish to its 2016 roster, signed several other elite riders, and re-signed its core. A few weeks later, the team made the jump from Pro Continental status to the UCI World Tour.
These upgrades have already produced impressive results, including four stage victories and the green points jersey for Cavendish within the first week of the 2016 Tour de France.
Supporting the Qhubeka charity, and its 2016 goal of putting 5,000 African children on bicycles through its #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, remains a core objective. “For me personally, one of the biggest incentives is riding for a greater cause in the Qhubeka charity,” Cavendish said. “I’m really looking forward to having a successful year on the road alongside the other guys, and helping directly to get more bikes in the hands of people who need them.”
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The S5 aero road bike is the proven leader of the aero road segment – faster, stiffer, and more responsive. The bike of choice for most of the Dimension Data Team including Mark Cavendish.
The R5 carbon road bike sets the benchmark for the combination of lightweight design, stiffness and ride quality.
The Rca is the world’s lightest frameset, showcasing the best of our knowledge, testing, and advanced Project California engineering.
Proven fastest in the wind tunnel and on the Ironman circuit, the P5 showcases Cervélo’s industry-leading aerodynamic engineering.