Preview: Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka start first European stage race of the year
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be in action at the upcoming Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol which gets underway on Wednesday 17th of February. The Ruta del Sol is a 5 stage UCI 2.1 category event that will attract a quality field once again.
The Ruta del Sol is an early season stage race in Spain that our African Team has enjoyed participating in over the past few seasons. It is a great event where a number of riders are able to begin their new season, with stage options that accommodate all types of riders. Ultimately, the climbers are able to reap the most reward as the opening 3 stages are all undulating, stage 4 is a hilly 21km time trial and the final stage ends with a mountain top summit finish.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will have a strong line up for the Ruta del Sol with a number of our riders able to achieve a top result. Kristian Sbaragli will get his season underway, while Cameron Meyer also returns to racing after a good spell during the Australian summer events. Omar Fraile, Igor Anton, Kanstantsin Siutsou, Mekseb Debesay & Jay Thomson have all done a fair bit of racing this season already and will hope to keep the forward momentum going in Andalucia.
Kristian Sbaragli – Rider
Ruta is my first race of the year and the first race is always strange to try and predict. My training in the winter has been really good and the team has already looked very strong. I am sure we will be ready and are able to challenge for the victory against our competitors at Ruta del Sol.
Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was founded in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a World Tour team with bases in South Africa and Italy. It?s also known as Africa?s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to mobilise people on bicycles in Africa. To contribute to the #BicyclesChangeLives Campaign, click here.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means ?to progress?, ?to move forward?. Qhubeka (qhubeka.org) is part of World Bicycle Relief (worldbicyclerelief.org), a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation through the power of bicycles.
Dimension Data is a global company specializing in information technology services. Founded in 1983 in South Africa its focus areas include network integration and security solutions among others. Dimension Data operates worldwide in more than 50 countries.
Learn more about the team at www.africasteam.com.