Qhubeka ASSOS team targets GP Gippengen
The GP of Gippengen will see the return to racing of European and Italian champion Giacomo Nizzolo. It will be his first comeback race after the Giro d’Italia where he sprinted to his first Grand Tour stage victory on stage 13.
The GP Gippengen is a 172 km hilly course that usually ends with a small group sprint. Alongside Nizzolo, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg who finished 3rd in the last edition of GP Gippengen and before that, the South African was also 5th in the race in 2017.
Simon Clarke, Andreas Stokbro, Nicholas Dlamini, Connor Brown and Karel Vacek will complete our team for Gippengen.
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
âI’m really excited for Gippingen tomorrow! As a team we have had good results in the past here and we are certainly looking to try and repeat those successes. “
âIt’s a tough race with a tough climb in the circuit and this year it’s even more difficult, with a new climb added in the last 2 circuits. I think this race can be in the balance between forwards and sprinters and it’s hard to predict what might happen. So that should be exciting!
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About the Qhubeka team ASSOS:
Qhubeka team ASSOS are a goal-driven, high-performance team fighting to win on the world’s biggest stage, to inspire hope and create opportunity. Founded in 2007, the Qhubeka team ASSOS (Previously NTT Pro Cycling) became the first African cycling team to win a UCI WorldTour license, in 2016.
We had our first major victory in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the five monuments of cycling. We have participated in six Tour de France and won 7 stage victories, with Mark Cavendish wearing the coveted Yellow Jersey at the Tour de France 2016.
We are a multicultural and diverse team with bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. There are 19 nationalities represented in our World Tour and Continental Feeder team rosters. Our focus on the development of African cycling has enabled more than 55 riders from the African continent to be offered the opportunity to race on the world stage since the inception of the team.
We run to help people get ahead with cycling through our relationship with Qhubeka Charity. Through our work with Qhubeka, we have helped distribute over 30,000 bikes to communities across South Africa.
Qhubeka is a charity that gets people moving with bikes. People gain bicycles through our programs, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.
A bicycle is a tool that helps people travel faster, farther, and carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bikes can change lives by helping tackle socio-economic challenges at the most basic level – helping people get to where they need to go.
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