The Digital Swiss 5 is a series of five virtual races taking place over sections of the 2020 Tour de Suisse parcours. It featured a large number of the world’s top teams and ridden on the Rouvy platform. An exciting event, saw our squad deliver overall some very strong performances. Below is a rolling report of how the event unfolded for our team. Race 5: Sunday 25 April Ben O’Connor once again showed his ability to suffer in delivering another strong performance in the final race of the Digital Swiss 5 finishing 7th. Teammates Domenico Pozzovivo and Gino Mader both showed their mettle too capping off a very strong week for the team overall. Watch O’Connor’s video report below forRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm our lineup, spearheaded by Giacomo Nizzolo, that will again look to challenge at Le Samyn on Tuesday. Nizzolo, who won the bunch sprint for second at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, will be looking towards another solid team performance to be in with a chance of tasting success at the finish in Dour. That sees the likes of the uber-experienced duo of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, who are both capable of launching their own challenges if the opportunities arise, play lead supporting roles. Michael Gogl assumes the “road captain” for the 201km course from Quaregnon to Dour whereRead More →

Strong squad with a range of options selected for the highly anticipated “Opening Weekend” in Belgium. The weekend’s racing gets underway with premiere opening event of the Spring Classics – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – where the 2018 winner Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen, who was third in 2014, spearhead our challenge over the 200km course from Gent to Ninove. They’ll be ably supported by Michael Gogl, who has impressed since he’s joined the team. Norwegian Rasmus Tiller’s stock continues to rise in our Classics squad and will be looking for a strong day out; while the experience of Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will beRead More →

Jay Thomson has been ruled out of the remainder of the UAE Tour after a sustaining a broken scaphoid in a crash during stage three of the race on Tuesday. The crash, which also Stefan de Bod and Domenico Pozzovivo, occurred during the early stages of the day’s racing. Thomson bravely rode to complete the tough stage which concluded atop the brutal summit finish of Jebel Hafeet. He was taken to hospital shortly afterwards by our medical staff for further examination where an x-ray confirmed the fracture. Pozzovivo and de Bod both managed to finish strongly on a crucial day in the race, claiming 13th and 15th positionRead More →

We bring the curtain down on our European season at Paris-Tours (217km) in a race that should once again see the parcours favour the Classics specialists. The race will include nine sectors totaling 10.7km of “vineyard tracks” while there are no less than seven climbs in the final 50km. Søren Kragh Andersen is the defending champion having seen off Niki Terpstra and Benoit Cosnefroy in 2018. Our line-up features a final start for the retiring Lars Bak who brings the curtain down on a stellar career which has spanned all of two decades. His teammates presented him with a cake on the eve of theRead More →

This Saturday we will be in action at Il Lombardia. The final ‘Monument’ of the year is always a highlight of the calendar and signals the end of a long season for many riders. The 113th edition of Il Lombardia promises plenty of action, with the 243km course starting in Bergamo and ending in Como. The first big test of the day comes at 50km into racing, with the climb of  Colle Gallo. From there, the riders will need to navigate five more climbs, including Muro di Sormano and Colma di Sormano, before reaching the finish line in Como. Lining up for Team Dimension DataRead More →

British star Steve Cummings was forced to abandon the OVO Energy Tour of Britain following a crash with 50km to go on stage five. He was immediately assessed by the race doctor and then transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Scans revealed that he suffered a fracture as a result of the crash which requires further investigation; and so he will spend the night in hospital. An update on his condition will be supplied in due course. QUOTE “It was really cool to see everyone today, I knew every road, and the support myself and the team received was fantastic. “To everyone that’s sentRead More →

Our six-man selection for the four-stage Deutschland Tour packs a wealth of experience for the race which gets underway with a 167km stage from Hannover to Halberstadt. This includes important roles for Jay Thomson and Mark Renshaw, who will be working to position both Mark Cavendish and Reinardt Janse van Resnburg for the respective sprint opportunities on offer. The latter finished in the top-10 in all four stages of the 2018 edition of the race, as he ended up 7th on GC and third in the points classification. He was also 12th at the recently completed Cyclassics Hamburg event. While Cavendish raced at the TourRead More →

A tough final stage of the stunning Arctic Race of Norway saw Enrico Gasparotto finish seventh and Steve Cummings 12th, both securing top-10 GC positions as a result. The stage was won by Markus Hoelgaard (Uno-X) ahead of Amund Grondahl Jansen (Jumbo-Visma) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) who also won the race overall. For Cummings he had to in the end give up his hopes of winning the salmon jersey in the King of the Mountains competition to secure the GC result, while for Gasparotto his final stage result mirrored his finish on the opening stage of the race. QUOTE “I think we did the maximumRead More →

There’s a distinct Scandinavian flavour to our line up for the Tour of Norway including local favourite, Edvald Boasson Hagen, and exciting neo-pro Rasmus Tiller all selected. Danish star Michael Valgren, whose last outing was at Eschborn-Frankfurt, makes his return to the fold along with the hugely experienced duo of Steve Cummings and Julien Vermote. While our other neo-pro, Gino Mader, who impressed on his debut with us at the Vuelta a San Juan but missed out for an extended period with injury, completes our line up. The six-stage race gets underway in Stavanger on Tuesday and follows on from the exciting opening event ofRead More →