Our Partners

We at NTT Pro Cycling see our sponsors as partners. We are proud to work with an amazing group of people, developing close relationships to not just gloablise the awareness of the Qhubeka project, but also to share our ambitions and goals in terms of development in African cycling and fruitful collaborations. Thanks to our partners we are able to take part in the biggest races the cycling calendar has to offer. 

NTT Ltd. is a leading global technology services company bringing together 28 brands including NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security. We partner with organizations around the world to shape and achieve outcomes through intelligent technology solutions. For us, intelligent means data driven, connected, digital, and secure. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 40,000 people in a diverse and dynamic workplace that spans 57 countries and regions, trading in 73 countries and regions and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions. Together we enable the connected future.

We are ALE, serving more than 830,000 customers worldwide under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Alongside our partners, we make everything connect by tailoring award-winning solutions to your organization – your people, processes and customers – helping your business compete in a digital world.

BMC Switzerlannd is a premium  Swiss, bike brand. Established in 1994. It is headquartered in Grenchen, Switzerland where it also has its own research and development facility; the Impec Lab. BMC’s bikes meet the highest standards in quality, design, and manufacturing and the company invests heavily in research and development to continue to improve its designs and technologies. BMC has written its way into history by supplying bike’s for the world’s top athletes, winning races such as the Tour de France, the Time Trial and Road World Championships, the MTB XCO World Championships, numerous Ironman Championships and the Olympic Road Race.

Mercedez-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. The brand is known for luxury vehicles, buses, coaches and lorries. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberr. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz.

Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives. Our shared value insurance model delivers better health and value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society. Our unique approach has underpinned our success globally, with substantial new business growth and an impressive increase in normalised operating profit and headline earnings.

Supersport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the DSTV platform. SuperSport’s holding company in MultiChoice and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi-national media group.

Since 1976, the world’s most discerning cyclists have put their trust in ASSOS. From the first Lycra shorts to more than 400 Olympic and World Championship medals to date, our commitment to apparel innovation and total comfort in the saddle remains steadfast.

We are more than riders… We are risk takers, engineers and innovators, driven by our love of cycling. We are a dynamic collection of skilled individuals that create the world’s best carbon fiber products. Partnering with the prominent frame builders of our time and the world’s best athletes, we combine industry leading technology with world-class athlete feedback to provide our customers with the ultimate in lightness, stiffness and durability. Born from a desire for a better ride, we strive to deliver our consumers products without compromise.

Founded in 1923, hummel is a Danish footwear and sportswear brand with deep roots in football and handball.

hummel is one of the oldest, most dedicated team sport brands in the business and our iconic chevrons have always worked as a symbol of how we like to do things a little differently – always with a twist and (a whole lot of) character. Values that apply to the company’s numerous sponsorship’s around the world.

ROTOR’s core values are innovation, technology and competition. Our customers motivate us to create new and innovative solutions, using the latest design and manufacturing technology to deliver exceptional products that are helpful for both elite athletes and everyday cyclists.

Our pioneering products include Q RINGS® Oval chainrings, INpower power measurement technology and the unique UNO & 1×13 hydraulic groupsets.

Selle Italia is a leader in the design and manufacture of bicycle saddles. Founded in 1897, the firm has operated in the sector for more than 120 years and is based in Asolo (TV), Veneto where it produces over 150 000 saddles every year. Its products are currently sold all over the world and are unique in terms of performance, comfort and design. During its 120 years of history, Selle Italia has been partner of all the most important cycling teams and champions. From Eddy Merckx to Mathieu van der Poel, passing through Marco Pantani, Alberto Contador, Bernard Hilault and Miguel Indurain, and many other important champions; Selle Italia has been able to transmit its core values and support them in all the most important victories

Giro Sport Design is a leader in the design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body and enhance the rider’s experience. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, to innovative apparel, footwear and accessories. Giro is committed to being the first choice of riders because we understand that riding is the best part of a great life. That’s why we do what we do. So as long as riders keep striving for better, we’ll keep making great gear that gets them there.

We’re an innovative company with great passion for sport and technique. This passion drives our organisation and can be seen in all departments.
INNOVATIVE The drive to constantly innovate and improve is typical of the company. We take up the greatest challenges and are able to detect and push limits as everything is done in-house. Resulting in atomised production, innovative products and state-of-the-art designs. PASSIONATE Everything we do, we do out of a our passion of cycling. We develop high quality products that inspire you to push your limits. We do so in cooperation with many pro teams and athletes, so our products meet the highest standards.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a Garmin product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

Microsoft South Africa’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. The breadth and depth of our mission unlocks unprecedented opportunity as technology transforms every industry and has the power to make a difference in the lives of everyone.

OTE Sports design and develop award winning sports nutrition and healthy snacking products using natural ingredients. Particular attention is paid to making them great tasting, kind on the stomach and easy to use. Put simply, Goodness In = Greatness Out.

They pride themselves on demystifying the area of sport nutrition to assist every level of athlete. By offering straight-forward, scientifically backed nutrition advice, OTE hope to encourage educated choices by all to improve performance and general fitness.

Morgan Blue presents 53 maintenance and 15 massage products. For the bike, Morgan Blue produces lubricants, greases, cleaning and maintenance products for all applications and seasons. For the rider, Morgan Blue produces a range of seasonal warm up oils, washes and creams using natural ingredients that have been tried and tested on the World Tour. The company is represented all over the world from China to Australia, from Norway to South Africa, from USA to Japan.

Since 1953 Vittoria Industries Ltd. has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a unique brand image. Today’s Vittoria Industries Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires, with an annual production of more than 7 million tires and 900.000 famous tubulars and cotton tires. Its research & development center develops the best racing tires for all levels, especially the unique Corsa Series cotton tires. Running its own production facilities in Thailand, and providing global sales and marketing network from North America (Salem) to Asia Pacific (Bangkok and Taiwan), and in Europe (Italy, Netherlands and Germany).
The group owns the Vittoria brand and trades several third party brands in some countries (3T, Fox in Italy; 3T and Selle Italia in the US).

Coming from the medical field, COMPRESSPORT was born in Switzerland out of the desire to offer a range of high performance compression garments to sportsmen and women at all levels. COMPRESSPORT is always innovating to respond to the most demanding needs of athletes and to provide equipment which meet their expectation, whether it is improving performance or speeding up recovery.  

Today, over 500 professional athletes, including World and Olympic champions endorse and use COMPRESSPORT products on a daily basis. Present in 88 countries in 2018, COMPRESSPORT is also the official partner of more than 100 races around the world.

With over 40 years experience in manufacturing, KMC adopts the state-of-the art technology. However, we always know what is most important: the people behind the company and their connection to you and the product. Actively involved in cycling we always look to make the best possible products, which results in very interesting innovations and tremendous product improvements.

Established in 1980 in Northern Italy, SCICON Sports has become a leader in high performance eyewear, bike bags and accessories for riders and active people. Over the past four
decades, SCICON Sports has worked with the biggest names in cycling. This trend has continued through recent years, with many champions, plus a host of professional teams and athletes across all disciplines choosing to #SeeTheWorld
with SCICON Sports.

ASG Bike Science was born in 2017 with the aim to become the reference for professional and amateur athletes in the cycling world, trying to find the perfect synergy between bike and athlete and have a correct riding posture. At the ASG Italy headquarters (Mussolente – Veneto) cyclists of all levels can find whatever they need to be comfortable and powerful on their bikes. We can start from a basic bike fit and 3D pedaling analysis system, moving to a full wind tunnel experience

“’vida e caffè’ means ‘life and coffee’. It’s really that simple – no coffee, no life; no life, no coffee. The story began in 2001 on one of Cape Town’s hippest streets, inspired by the street cafés of Portugal, infused with the infectious energy of the people of Africa, we continue to serve up life & coffee, every day.”

SolRx, a privately owned international company created and based in the United States, with offices in Atlanta, GA., and global distribution in over 18 countries. All products are created and manufactured in the United States.

The NTT Pro Cycling & Normatec partnership is powered by Recovery Club SA.
NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery. Their dynamic compression systems give a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, trainers, and YOU.

To experience the results for yourself, go to


At Elite we love the effort and the joy of victory. We’re 50-strong, all well versed in cycling, so there’s no room for improvisation. Many of us have been working here for more than 20 years. We win awards at the biggest events. We work inside an historic refurbished furnace that took us 10 years to restore. We manufacture locally, based on an idea that turned out to be fundamental to achieve success: our partners work exclusively for us, so we are primarily focused on marketing and research rather than production. We’re self-financed: all our investments come from resources that are the result of everyone’s work. That eliminates a bit of weight on a difficult climb. And we keep on growing.

Lumin Sports Technology (Lumin Sports) specializes in the development of innovative sports products for professional sporting teams and high performance entities. Lumin Sports at its core delivers better performance results by providing actionable insights on athlete data to team management. Lumin Sports Collects, Centralises and Analyses Athlete & Team Data to provide simple actionable insights. 


Established in 1983, EME strengthened its brand on an international level, as a Leading company in the Production of electromedical equipment for physiotherapy, aesthetics and aesthetic medicine.

Over time, EME was able to wisely merge the experience of professionals in the field, producing cutting-edge technologies, as a result of an in-depth study of new trends of applied therapy, always combined with a modern design.

Today, the reliability of EME products is globally recognized and, thanks to the fruitful collaboration with our Italian and foreign partners, EME successfully distributes its products, all certified as “Made in Italy“, in over 60 countries worldwide

Boyum IT Solutions is a global award-winning SAP Business One implementation, consultancy, and development house with more than +8,000 customers and +190,000 daily users in 109 countries. Our vision is to inspire companies to achieve sustainable growth and a competitive advantage, now and in the future. We partner with organizations around the world to deliver tailored and problem-solving Supply Chain Management software solutions, with a specific focus on the Manufacturing and Warehouse Management spaces. With more than 20 years of experience, our data-driven and insights-based approach, strong individual skillsets, and fast and efficient implementation methodology makes us one of the strongest and most reliable players in the field.

Waoo is Denmark’s leading supplier of internet, TV, streaming and telephony via fiber. We’re owned by some of Denmark’s biggest energy- and fibernet companies, who teamed up to bring the future-proof fiber technology to the Danes.

Our slogan is “Internet as it should be”, because the internet is fantastic and we wish to enable our customers to utilize the many opportunities the internet has to offer. We focus on delivering the best possible digital experiences and on offering ultimate and innovative digital solutions to cost-competitive prices, making the digital world easier, faster and more fun for our customers.

For 8 years in a row we’ve been voted as The Best Internet in Denmark. And we’re proud of that, because it reflects our vision for what internet should be like.


Through your support, Qhubeka uses bicycles to connect people to schools, clinics and jobs. Communities with limited transport have restricted options, but bicycles are tools of change. Read more about how bicycles change lives.

Qhubeka was founded in 2005. We chose the name, which means “to progress”, “to move forward”, because bicycles help people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. This means they can get where they need to go and do things that are difficult without transport, like fetching supplies, travelling to school or work, visiting a clinic, or providing emergency help after a disaster. A bicycle is a tool that helps people move forward.

The UCI World Tour is the premier men’s elite road cycling tour, sitting above the various regional UCI Continental Circuits. It refers to both the tour of 37 events and an annual ranking system based upon performances in these.

The purpose of the MPCC association is to defend the idea of a clean cycling based on notions of transparency, responsibility and mobilization of its members


VelonLive is a fan engagement platform made up of this website, the VelonLive Cycling app and a range of social media channels.

We bring you coverage of the world’s best professional cycling races in ways you won’t see anywhere else:

  • Live and exclusive rider performance data
  • Expert analysis of where races were won and lost 
  • Thrilling video from cameras on bikes
  • Insight from the teams and riders as they take you inside the sport.

Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running videogame and physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. The company responsible for Zwift, Zwift Inc., was cofounded by Jon Mayfield, Eric Min, Scott Barger and Alarik Myrin in California, United States, in 2014.

Hear what our partners have to say...