Cape Town - Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have announced the signing of three stagieres for the remainder of the 2016 season.
South African Ryan Gibbons as well as Eritreans Metkel Eyob and Amanuel
Gebreigzabhier spent the first half of the season riding for the African
team’s continental outfit.
Gibbons, 21, has enjoyed a solid season so far, his first ever in
Eyob, 22, was runner-up at the Eritrean
national championships behind Daniel Teklehaimanot and is the current Under-23 national champion of his country.
Gebreigzabhier, 21, showed his talent by winning the Under-23 African continental title.
The three will join the WorldTour squad with immediate effect.
"Our major focus is to develop cycling across the African continent.
Through our UCI continental team we are giving more riders the chance to
succeed in international racing. To be able to bring these three
incredibly talented African riders in to experience the setup and racing
of our world tour team is a fantastic achievement for the riders and
testament to their hard work," said Dimension Data's team principal
"If you add the support and commitment to providing bicycles to
communities through the Qhubeka charity and how the team is leveraging
its global exposure to support mobilising people on bicycles in South
Africa, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is providing a bright future for
many," he concluded.