Cape Town - Former
track Olympic silver medalist and five-time world champion, Theo Bos, will ride in
the colours of Team MTN-Qhubeka next season.
While racing for the Rabobank
and Belkin Pro-Cycling Team outfits over the last four years, Bos has been able to
take his professional win tally up to 35 race victories.
Most recently Bos won
a stage in the World Tour event, Tour de Pologne, the overall GC victory
at the World Ports classic and four stage wins in the crazy bunch sprints of Le Tour
de Langkawi earlier in the year.
Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b
Samsung is delighted to welcome the Dutchman to
Africa's professional cycling Team.
"I am really excited to be joining Team MTN-Qhubeka. It is an amazing project
that I can't wait to be a part of. The team race for a cause that is more
than just winning races and that is Qhubeka, a social initiative where they aim
to put children in Africa on bicycles. I really like this human element to the
team. I hope I will be able to bring a fan base with me to the team that
will bring new support to the Qhubeka initiative. When I win races I know that
I will be able to tell the teams story and that is something that motivates
"This team has a great culture, I want to win and we will work together to win,
our success is the success of Africa. I am really motivated and
I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead with my new team. I still
have many goals I want to achieve in world cycling and I believe that
Team MTN-Qhubeka is the right team for me to be able to do so," said Bos.
"Theo Bos is a great sprinter and a rider who has won races all over the world,
his addition will add strength and depth to our sprint train in one day races
and stage races. As a rider he wins consistently throughout the season which
creates a positive feeling in a team and we look forward to him bringing this
positive energy to Team MTN-Qhubeka. His top end speed and skills learnt from
track cycling is something he is looking forward to assisting our young
sprinters with and showing them the way to become future race winners," said team principal, Douglas Ryder.