MTN-Qhubeka/Team Dimension Data awarded WorldTour licence for 2016

Long anticipated, the UCI has confirmed that MTN-Qhubeka/Team Dimension Data will step up to WorldTour in 2016. The team was invited to speak to the UCI’s Licence Commission last week and, on the basis of that meeting plus paperwork submitted, its step up to the top level of the sport has been approved. “This is […]


Van Zyl: Team Dimension Data to set up development programme in Italy, splits with World Cycling Centre Africa

Facing a drop in funding for 2016 after Team MTN-Qhubeka/Dimension Data opted not to continue its partnership, the World Cycling Centre Africa has said that it will take a new direction next season and beyond. “Basically we will just be doing development training camps now,” stated WCCA director Jean Pierre (JP) Van Zyl to CyclingTips. […]


Roger Hammond joins Team Dimension Data, new sponsor unveiled

As the countdown towards an expected WorldTour licence announcement continues, MTN-Qhubeka, which will race as Team Dimension Data from next season, has announced the signing of Roger Hammond. The former professional is joining the team as a directeur sportif, having worked recently with the Madison-Genesis team. The Briton had been team manager there since 2012. […]

Dimension Data gets its date in front of UCI Licence Commission; Cookson feels team is logical choice for WorldTour place

The team has already made clear that it is ready and willing to step up to the WorldTour level if it is asked. Now, nearing the end of the best year in its existence, the MTN-Qhubeka/Dimension Data team has been requested to appear before the UCI’s Licence Commission in just over a week’s time. “They […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mareczko leading Sunderland after three stages of Tour of Taihu Lake; Aldag follows Cavendish and Renshaw in signing with Team Dimension Data; South African home was a factor for Aldag; Savio says he’s ‘bewildered’ by UCI ruling on team suspension, Apollonio and Taborre court dates […]


Aldag follows Cavendish and Renshaw in signing with Team Dimension Data

Continuing a relationship with Mark Cavendish that began at HTC Highroad, was briefly interrupted by the Briton’s year with Team Sky and resumed with Etixx – Quick-Step, Rolf Aldag has been confirmed as moving to MTN-Qhubeka/Team Dimension Data. The German will begin working with the team immediately, taking up a role as its performance manager. […]


The Secret Pro: the best and worst of season 2015

A few weeks back the UCI had a gala dinner to hand out awards to riders that had achieved great things throughout the season. That prompted us to present our own awards, feeling that the UCI awards didn’t really capture the essence of the season. Now, a day after his latest post, The Secret Pro […]


Dimension Data is dropping Qhubeka from title sponsor, but for good reason…

The team has been known as MTN-Qhubeka for several seasons, with the charity that provides bicycles to underprivileged African children receiving very prominent billing in the title. However, from 2016 onwards Qhubeka will disappear from the name of the squad. Team principal Douglas Ryder explained why this is the case, and why he feels it […]


Ryder: Meintjes leaving MTN-Qhubeka is like a gaping wound

He and others involved in the management of the MTN-Qhubeka team are currently working hard towards the 2016 season, a time when the squad will become known as Team Dimension Data and will feature riders of the calibre of Mark Cavendish. However, much as the team will expand and – all going to plan – […]


Where it went wrong for Matt Goss: “The last two years haven’t been perfect”

Matt Goss is determined to strike early in 2016 and quickly repay the faith new team One Pro Cycling has showed in signing him on the back of some self-assessed “bad” years. The ink on the contract with the British squad founded by former England cricketer Matt Prior has barely dried but 28-year-old Goss is […]