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African cycling will mix it with the very best in 2016
- Updated: November 26, 2015
Africa will once again be represented at the highest level of cycling next year with the announcement that Team Dimension Data has received a World Tour license for the 2016 season.
It’s a historic day for global cycling as well as the African continent as for the first time, Africa will have a team represented at the highest level of the sport.
The realisation of the dream has only been made possible by years of hard work, strategic partnerships, incredible riders producing exceptional performances and support staff.
The team, who were known as MTN-Qhubeka until recently, thanked partners Dimension Data, Deloitte, Cervélo, Sapinda, Rotor and all the others that have believed in the future of this team.
It was also announced that they’ll be registering a UCI Continental in 2016. This team will be based out of our training centre in Lucca, Italy and will allow our young, up and coming African riders to race a solid European season.
Said team principal, Douglas Ryder: ‘This is incredible, I’m so happy for this team, our partners and all the staff and riders that have worked so hard over the years to keep building this team to push beyond the boundaries and believe that anything is possible.
‘To get this news on our training camp in Cape Town as we are bonding with our new team for the future is simply the best motivation to move forward into 2016.