Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to announce contract renewals for Nicholas Dlamini and Carlos Barbero. Dlamini, 25, continues his journey with us having made the step up from our Lucca-based Continental team into Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour outfit in 2018, and subsequently firmly establishing himself as a household name. A previous King of the Mountains classification winner at the Tour Down Under as well as the Tour of Britain, the South African’s 2020 season got off to the worst possible start as he spent time recovering from a broken arm, which ruled him out of all competition prior to the season being halted due toRead More →

“Now I’m already thinking that my career cannot end like this. I will come back. You will see that I will make it.” This is the quote that NTT Pro Cycling’s Domenico Pozzovivo gave shortly after the serious crash he had while training in August 2019. It was a crash that saw him sustain injuries so severe that for many it would be apparent that their career as a professional cyclist would be over. His comeback to cycling’s top table is an incredible journey: one of grit, fight and determination that is an inspiration to all. Pozzovivo, following the completion of the opening two weeksRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling, formerly Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, is looking for a new title sponsor following the confirmation that NTT has now opted not to renew their contract beyond 2020. On Monday evening team principal Douglas Ryder informed all members of our organisation – the UCI WorldTour outfit and UCI Continental team – that NTT will not continue with the team, ending our six-year association. This is of course very disappointing news but we are committed to fight for our team’s future and are exploring every possible avenue available to us. Our partnership with the Qhubeka Charity has incredibly spanned 10 years and seenRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling climber Domenico Pozzovivo climbed off his bike following the conclusion of stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine, sporting a wry smile. Having finished just over two mins behind compatriot Davide Formolo, who won solo in stunning style, he’d also just slipped off the back of the race’s elite group of climbers with 3km to go. W The 37-year-old Italian had expertly managed himself to the finish, retaining his top-20 spot on the general classification; a confidence building performance ahead of bigger challenges ahead, namely the Tour de France. The date was an important one for Pozzovivo, as 14 August, 2020 marked exactlyRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo says that his excellent 5th place finish at Milano-Sanremo has given him the belief that he can challenge for even greater honours at the race in the future. Nizzolo was the first Italian rider home in the unique 2020 edition of La Classicissima, narrowly missing out on a podium spot. The race featured a late escape clinch victory for Wout van Aert ahead of defending champion Julian Alaphilippe. Michael Matthews was third and Peter Sagan fourth, ahead of Nizzolo, in the reduced bunch sprint for the minor placings. For NTT Pro Cycling, this excellent performance was the result of monthsRead 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 →

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 →

“At a time when we can’t move, we are still moved.” NTT Pro Cycling is proud to initiate ‘Be Moved’: a call to action to open our hearts to the humanity around us, as the world is currently gripped with the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Be Moved’ comes about after a range of extensive team-wide discussions as to what the current global crisis means, not only  to our cycling team but extended into our personal lives and communities across the world. This concept was created together with our partners at the T+W Content Creation Agency, world leaders in the art of storytelling. TheRead More →

South Africa’s Louis Meintjes is currently at his base in Andorra where he is staying indoors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our latest Q&A we ask him about the Olympic Games, the Tour de France, his start to 2020 and his new found love for baking. Louis, you’re in Andorra, how have you been dealing with the lockdown? Training and life has been spent mostly inside as they don’t want us to do anything outside here except to leave and go shopping for food, everything happens indoors. It’s not been too bad really; a lot of hours on Zwift, lots of timeRead More →

Nic Dlamini is back on his bike in full training as he continues to make his comeback after breaking his arm at the end of 2019. Yet to race this year, Nic recently received the important all-clear to return to riding outdoors from our team’s medical department. We caught up with him to see how he was doing, his thoughts on the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and what his remaining goals are for the season. Nic, in light of the current situation with the Coronavirus, where are you at the moment? At the moment I’m in Holland, it’s quite a big thing obviouslyRead More →