Strong team of climbers for Team Qhubeka ASSOS in Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the oldest of cycling monuments, will take place this Sunday in the Ardennes region in Belgium. Qhubeka team ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com) will align with UCI Classic World Tour with a group of experienced climbers.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège dates back to 1892, this year with the 107th unfolding of the event. Covering a distance of 259 km, the route includes a number of famous cycling climbs, such as the Côte de La Redoute and the Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons among others, making it a monument of cycling for specialists. climbing.
While the first 160 kilometers of the race are by no means flat, the majority of notable climbs occur in the last 100 kilometers of the race, making La Doyenne (The Old Lady) one of the cycle races of a toughest day in the world. .
Qhubeka team ASSOS will count on his quartet of experienced climbers, Domenico Pozzovivo, Sergio Henao, Fabio Aru and Simon Clarke, who will be supported by Sander Armee, Robert Power and Sean Bennett, to deliver a first-rate result for the team on Sunday.
Special thanks to Shiplake College for providing a brilliant supporter video (https://bit.ly/3sJKzxn), announcing our Liège-Bastogne-Liège line-up.
Aart Vierhouten – Sporting director
“Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the oldest, and if the sun is shining, one of the most beautiful classics in the world. It is also one of the most difficult. To embark on an ascent like that of the Col de La Redoute with already 220 km in the legs requires a unique strength to succeed ”.
“Sergio and Domenico both achieved top 10 results here and Simon also has a lot of experience in this race. So we have the quality of depth and experience with younger guys, and the excitement of Fabio Aru who will be competing in his first “La Doyenne”. This gives us a good balance to face the race with positive ambitions.
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About Team Qhubeka ASSOS:
Qhubeka team ASSOS are a high-performance, purpose-driven team fighting to win on the world’s biggest stage, to inspire hope and create opportunity. Founded in 2007, Team Qhubeka ASSOS (Previously NTT Pro Cycling) became the first African cycling team to win a UCI WorldTour license, in 2016.
We had our first big victory in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the five monuments of cycling. We have competed in six Tour de France and won 7 stage victories, with Mark Cavendish wearing the coveted yellow jersey at the 2016 Tour de France.
We are a multicultural and diverse team with bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. There are 19 nationalities represented in our list of World Tour and Continental Feeder teams. Our focus on the development of African cycling has enabled more than 55 riders from the African continent to compete on the world stage since the inception of the team.
We run to help people get on the bike 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 are gaining 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, cycling 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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