Team Qhubeka ASSOS target GP Gippengen

PUBLISHED: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:34:34 GMT

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The GP Gippengen will see the return to racing for the European and Italian champion, Giacomo Nizzolo. This will be his first race back following the Giro d'Italia where he sprinted to his maiden grand tour stage victory on stage 13.

The GP Gippengen is an undulating 172km course that usually ends in a reduced group sprint. Lining up alongside Nizzolo will be Reinardt Janse van Rensburg who finished 3rd at the last edition of GP Gippengen and previous to that, the South African was also 5th at the race in 2017.

Completing our team for Gippengen will be Simon Clarke, Andreas Stokbro, Nicholas Dlamini, Connor Brown and Karel Vacek.

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
“I am really excited for Gippingen tomorrow! As a team we had some good results in the past here and we are definitely looking to try to repeat those successes.”

“It’s a hard race with a hard climb in the circuit and this year it is even harder again, with a new climb added into the final 2 circuits. I think this race can be in the balance between the attackers and sprinters and it's hard to predict what might happen. So it should be exciting!”

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About Team Qhubeka ASSOS:
Team Qhubeka ASSOS is a purpose-led, high-performance team, fighting to win on the world's biggest stage, to inspire hope and create opportunity. Founded in 2007, Team Qhubeka ASSOS (formerly NTT Pro Cycling) became the first-ever African cycling team to gain a UCI WorldTour license, in 2016.

We achieved our first major win in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the five Monuments of cycling. We have competed in six Tour de France’s and notched up 7 stage wins, with Mark Cavendish wearing the coveted Yellow Jersey at the 2016 Tour de France.

We are a multicultural, diverse team with bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. There are 19 nationalities represented across our World Tour and continental feeder team rosters. Our focus on developing African cycling has resulted in more than 55 riders from the African continent be given the opportunity to race on the world stage, since the team's inception.

We race to help people to move forward with bicycles through our relationship with Qhubeka Charity. Through our work with Qhubeka, we have contributed to the distribution of over 30 000 bicycles in communities in South Africa.

About Qhubeka:
Qhubeka is a charity that moves people forward with bicycles.  People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.

A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.

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