NTT Pro Cycling had another fantastic day at the Virtual Tour de France, where after stage 2, our South African team kept the yellow jersey, green jersey, team competition lead and also took over the young rider white jersey.   Stage 2 of the Virtual Tour de France was a 29.5km mountain stage taking place in Watopia, on the Zwift virtual cycling platform. NTT Pro Cycling started the stage with Louis Meintjes in the yellow jersey and Stefan de Bod in the green, after yesterday’s fine team performance on stage 1 where Ryan Gibbons took the stage win. With the top 25 finishing places allRead More →

Ryan Gibbons and NTT Pro Cycling made a bit of Tour de France history today when the South African champion sprinted to the stage 1 victory of the first ever Virtual Tour de France. Racing on the the Zwift virtual cycling platform, 23 of the worlds best cycling teams lined up for the first ever virtual Tour de France today. NTT Pro Cycling’s 4-rider lineup included, Gibbons, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Rasmus Tiller. Stage 1 was an undulating 36.4km over 4 laps of Zwift’s Watopia virtual world. Each lap contained an intermediate sprint and a category 3 climb, meaning the fightRead More →

Full WorldTour squad will travel to Italy for a training camp that will also play host to a special Mandela Day event. NTT Pro Cycling will travel to Lucca, Italy, for a team training camp from 12-24 July, ahead of the resumption of the international cycling calendar. Our full WorldTour squad, barring Japanese champion Shotaro Iribe who is currently at home in Japan recovering from surgery, along with a core group of support staff and senior management, including Bjarne Riis (Team Manager) and Douglas Ryder (Team Principal), will all travel to the camp. Since the halt to proceedings following Paris-Nice in mid-March, our team haveRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen says that he’s looking forward to the racing season to resume, as he eyes selection for what will be a 10th Tour de France later this year. The 33-year-old Norwegian has won three stages of the Grand Boucle, the most recent of which was stage 19 of the race in 2017. Previous victories saw him win twice in 2011, on stages six and 17 respectively. The 2020 season is scheduled to resume in late July following the suspension of the calendar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With preparations for a return to racing in full-swing, the NorwegianRead More →

The Virtual Tour de France will take place over the first 3 weekends of July, with 6 stages in total being raced on the Zwift virtual cycling platform. NTT Pro Cycling is excited to be part of E-Cycling’s biggest event yet. As the global Covid-19 pandemic has brought road cycling to a halt this year, the emergence of cycling as an E-Sport has provided professional cycling teams, and their sponsors, a platform to showcase their athletic ability like never before. In May, Zwift hosted the first ever virtual stage race for professional cycling teams, the Tour for All. NTT Pro Cycling rode away with the title,Read More →

Team captained by Victor Campenaerts claim narrow victory in NTT Partner Challenge that also saw significant donations to the Qhubeka charity. The NTT Partner Challenge incredibly saw over 89 000 kilometres covered by the more than by 700 participants in a unique event held on the weekend of 27-28 June, celebrating NTT Pro Cycling and its partners. 14 teams, consisting of approximately 50 people, set out with a target to cover as a minimum the total distance of the 2020 Tour de France (3470km). Each team was captained by a rider from NTT Pro Cycling, that drew fierce but friendly competition and wonderful engagement acrossRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling’s riders and staff, together with colleagues from the NTT Continental team, are joining forces with our partners in a “unique event” to commemorate the 2020 Tour de France. The two-day NTT Partner Challenge, taking place over the weekend of 27/28 June, will see over 700 people in 14 teams endeavour to cover the entire length of the 2020 Grand Boucle – 3470km. The nature of the event will seek to draw our team and our entire partner network even closer in a truly unique, fun fashion. Participants will either cycle, run, walk, swim or paddle board – or a combination thereof –Read More →

The NTT Continental Cycling Team is the u23 feeder team to our World Tour outfit. The team is based out of Lucca, Italy, but with COVID-19 bringing all cycling competition to a halt, their season has also been greatly affected. We caught up with team manager, Kevin Campbell, to get an update on the teams situation. Going back to the beginning of the year, can you provide a general update of how the continental team’s season began? The year started well for our team and the African riders in our squad. While competing for their respective national team our Eritrean and Ethiopian riders competed inRead More →

Sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo has had a superb start to 2020 for NTT Pro Cycling, claiming big stage wins at the Santos Tour Down Under and at Paris-Nice. We sat down with the Italian star to reflect on his excellent form and what his eyes are set on once the season resumes. How would you describe your start to 2020? It was a great start for me. Results-wide it was good, of course, and the best feeling that I had was that of simply being competitive again. That feeling when you know that in the final (parts of a race) you can be one of the guysRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling, Africa’s only UCI World Tour team, is battling it out for top E-Cycling honours at the Tour for All pro stage race, which is taking place on the Zwift indoor cycling platform. Follow our stage by stage progress below. Stage 1 – 52.9km Ryan Gibbons (NTT Pro Cycling) put in a commanding performance on stage 1 of the Tour for All, finishing in 4th place on the day and he was also the highest individual points scorer in the race. Freddy Ovett (Israel Cycling Start-Up Nation) won the stage. Gibbons was joined by teammate Rasmus Tiller in a select breakaway that formed early on in the race. The duo did well to rack up points early onRead More →