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Team Qhubeka ASSOS

Professional Cycling Team

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Team Qhubeka ASSOS was founded in 2007, before under several different names. It became the first African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license in 2016.

Their goal is to continue racing at the highest levels in world cycling, help riders realize their full potential and inspire and motivate people across the African continent to ride bicycles. They also ride to raise awareness for Qhubeka — a global charity operating in South Africa — through their #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.


MORE THAN 150 UCI VICTORIES

STAGE WINS IN ALL 3 GRAND TOURS, TOUR DE FRANCE, GIRO D'ITALIA & VUELTA A ESPAÑA

31 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES

RAISE MORE THAN 5,000 BICYCLES A YEAR FOR THE QHUBEKA CHARITY

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IF THE TEAM HAD A MASCOT, IT WOULD BE

We don’t have a particular mascot, but our team is recognized by the five-finger Qhubeka salute. You can also see the Qhubeka hands on the back of our distinctive team jerseys.

TEAM JOKESTER

Shotaro Iribe, the current Japanese national road race champion

TEAM LEADER(S)

Giacomo Nizzolo, Michael Valgren, Victor Campenaerts, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Domenico Pozzovivo and Roman Kreuziger

FAVORITE PRERACE SONG

Most of the riders have individual playlists that get them in the zone, but our drivers do a great job on the tunes on the team bus, generally.

FAVORITE MOMENT IN HISTORY

Winning our first-ever stage of the TdF in 2015 with Steve Cummings on Mandela Day, a historic moment not only for us but for South African sports in general.

CAUSE(S)

We ride for Qhubeka, which gives people a helping hand by providing them with bicycles through learn-to-earn and work-to-earn programs. That’s what the hand on our race jerseys stands for.

MOST HUMBLING MOMENT

The faces on all 27,000 kids in Africa when they received the Qhubeka bicycles we’ve been able to raise for them.

The Team’s Favorite Device

Edge® 1030 Plus

“This is our go-to product on the bike for racing and training. It’s so lightweight and has the tools we need for monitoring performance during every ride.”
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