“We’re delighted to announce our line-up for the Santos Excursion Down Below, the outlet WorldTour race of the 2020 season, that includes and thrilling mix of teenage and enjoy.”
It sees a debut at this stage for 2 of our new riders within the type of the underneath 23 Global Champion Samuele Battistella, who steps up from our Continental workforce, and Australia’s Dylan Sunderland. Each shall be having a look to the race in a supporting position in conjunction with gaining priceless enjoy within the procedure.
Norwegian Rasmus Tiller, who had a robust debut season in 2019, in addition to height South African Stefan de Bod will fit in along the skilled head of Danilo Wyss within the 6-stage race.
Our dash hopes will relaxation upon the shoulders of Italian Giacomo Nizzolo and South Africa’s Ryan Gibbons. The previous scored two top-10 degree finishes right through his remaining day trip Down Below in 2016 whilst for the latter, it’s a race that he excelled at in 2018 taking two top-10 degree finishes in addition to an overly spectacular end at Wilunga Hill, that noticed him end 11th at the GC.
Lars Michaelsen – Head Sports activities Director
We’re excited to begin the 2020 season and appearing our new NTT Professional Biking jersey in race motion.
We now have been getting ready smartly and can confront the Excursion Down Below with eagerness however like once a year it’s with an unknown issue of the place we in fact are in comparison to our warring parties.
The full of six phases will usually see 4 dash finishes and right here we can make stronger our two rapid riders Ryan Gibbons and Giacomo Nizzolo. For the 2 uphill finishes in Paracombe and on Willunga Hill we can know after the 1st 2 phases who of our NTT riders has the legs to make stronger them.
I’m totally having a look ahead to kicking off the season right here in Australia. After a promising functionality remaining 12 months and any other season of enjoy I’m excited to peer what we will reach in 2020.
The workforce is extremely motivated and need to take each alternative we will, I’m assured it is going to be a promising begin to 2020 for NTT Professional Biking.
About NTT Professional Biking
Based in 2007, NTT Professional Biking (previously Group Size Information for Qhubeka) turned into the first-ever African biking workforce to realize a WorldTour license, in 2016. With the make stronger of our headline sponsor and expertise innovation spouse, NTT, we’re essentially the most purpose-driven, performance-led, and technology-enabled workforce in professional biking these days.
Our ambition is to proceed to race on the easiest ranges in international biking, to broaden riders to understand their complete doable and to encourage and encourage other people around the African continent to trip bicycles.
We now have bases in South Africa, Denmark the Netherlands and Italy.
We additionally trip to boost consciousness for Qhubeka, a world charity running in South Africa, via our #BicyclesChangeLives marketing campaign.
The palms at the again of the workforce race jersey are a reminder that each Qhubeka bicycle is a serving to hand as much as a beneficiary, which might be equipped via Qhubeka’s learn-to-earn and work-to-earn programmes