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  • elite2

    ACTIVEWORX

    ACTIVEWORX

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    ACTIVEWORX is a sports science company. Through the delivery of our innovative, world-class, scientific technologies and professional services our athletes discover their full potential, and optimize their performances. We focus on developing the natural talents of each athlete through the application of proven physiological principles and methods.

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  • Castelli

    Castelli

    Castelli

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    Castelli has always represented the finest in Italian quality and most innovative clothing for cyclists seeking maximum performance. With roots that trace back to 1876, Castelli has a long history of innovation and cycling industry firsts including: the first Lycra racing shorts, the first colored shorts, the first sublimation printed jerseys, the first windproof membranes, the first anatomic seatpad, the lightest jersey ever produced, and the most aerodynamic jersey and speedsuit ever produced.

     

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  • elit

    Elite

    Elite, a leader in the world of Home Training for over 30 years, for several years alongside MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, will support also during this 2013 season its preparation as well as on the roads of the races of the Professional Continental calendar.

    To ensure the best possible performance, every component must be carefully designed and developed in order to be up to expectations and continue to evolve to meet the requirements of the top teams, abreast of the quest for ever higher limits.

    Elite addresses these needs by making available to MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung always new products that get better and better in every detail from season to season. Which is why the bikes of the Team will be fitted with the well know Custom Race bottlecage, a technical cage that ensures optimum durability as well as easy insertion and removal of the bottle, preventing it from coming out accidentally on any type of terrain.

    Going “behind the scenes”, we find another Elite product which is also all-important for the team’s preparation and pre-race warm-up, i.e. the new Qubo Powermag Roller, that perfectly meets the needs of a top team on the road for many months of the year.

    On a side of the traditional articles Elite offers, to MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, OZONE-ELITE the new cosmoceutical high performance product line for the sportive massage. The products included in the OZONE line, entirely made up of natural substances, helps the athlete to fully enjoy the mental and physical well-being that only sports can generate.

    Elite continues its ride toward innovation by designing and producing about a dozen new products every year. Training rollers, bottle cages and bottles, new software, body care products and services that help cyclists fully enjoy the sport they love.

    The work is like a bicycle ride. It is only by continuing to ride, pushing hard uphill and enjoying the descent, that
    allows us to go ahead with ever greater satisfaction.

    This is our creed. Ride with us.

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  • fsa

    The team uses FSA handlebars, stems and seatposts from K-Force Light and Energy range:

    - K-Force Light Handlebars available in compact and new ergo shape

    - OS-99 CSI Stems

    - K-Force Light Seatposts, available with 25 or 32mm setback

    - Energy Handlebars available in compact, new ergo and traditional shape

    - Energy Stems

    Claudio Marra, Full Speed Ahead Europe’s CEO says: “we’re glad to support MTN-Qhubeka team, last year they had great results and with our help they will surely continue to improve”.

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  • gaerne

    Gaerne

    Gaerne

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    Based at Coste di Maser in the Province of Treviso, the company was set up in 1962 by a master in sports footwear production, GAZZOLA ERNESTO who gave the company its name. Today, Gaerne is one of the leader Manufacturer of cycling shoes and motorcycle boots sold throughout the world.

    GAERNE initially offered a vast range of leisure footwear, with particular reference to mountain pursuits. During later years, as the company grew, it diversified its products to include development of new lines.

    In 1977 GAERNE began making motorcycling boots, meeting with immediate sales and sports success and just the year after, GAERNE began conquering the world. Requests poured in from EUROPE, the USA, CANADA and AUSTRALIA and JAPAN. The quality of the leather, the meticulous workmanship and the exclusive design made GAERNE boots a favourite among the most demanding riders. During the first 30 years GAERNE win 30 World Titles, thanks to very famous riders.

    GAERNE made its debut In the world of cycling halfway through the 1980s, right from the start linking its name with the most promising cyclists and real champions – the legendary Carrera Team at the time of Chiappucci and Pantani is just one example. GAERNE cycling shoes were an immediate success. A distinctive style “signature” together with innovatory technical characteristics such as the micrometric closure, wearability and comfort enabled the company to conquer both the Italian and international markets.

    In all our shoes, GAERNE’s watchword is no-compromise quality. Only the best materials are used and every detail is designed and tested to ensure that all footwear meets the essential requisites of a GAERNE shoe – wearability, comfort, strength and protection.

    “Gaerne decided to sponsor MTN-Qhubeka p/s Samsung because we really estimated this Team and especially their philosophy. We think that this projects will be of huge benefit for children, their education and all community in the future. To be sponsor of Team MTN-Qhubeka p/s Samsung is for us a great honor and we are delighted to play our part in this important project”

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  • high-five

    High 5

    High 5

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    High5 is a leader in performance sports nutrition. Our bars, gels and drinks fuel many of the World’s best athletes, including the riders of Team MTN Qhubeka. We combine the latest developments in sports science with years of racing experience to create products that will help you perform at your very best, no matter what your ability.

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  • ionline

    iONLINE

    iONLINE

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    iONLINE is the future of customer-centric Internet Communications Technology (ICT). We supply a comprehensive range of cutting-edge ICT services, from Connectivity options to Voice, Cloud and IT, to customers spread throughout Southern and sub-Saharan Africa.

    Our clients include individuals, home users, small enterprises and international corporations. At iONLINE, we don’t just
    sell products, we sell service. Passionate about community development, iONLINE is a proud supporter of MTN Qhubeka cycling in South Africa.

    We deliver the fastest communication and technology solutions, and therefore sponsor the fastest cycling team in South Africa – MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. iONLINE is a proudly South African company.

    http://www.ionline.co.za

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  • met

    Since 1987 MET S.p.A is one the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality bicycle helmets. Our headquarters are located in Talamona, a small town in the heart of the Italian Alps. MET has always been synonymous with some of the finest values of this Alpine heritage: care, reliability, efficiency, performance and sustainable development. As such, our partnership with the MTN-Qhubeka cycling team is a natural extension of our fundamental values.

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    Morningside Sports Medicine

    Morningside Sports Medicine

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    Morningside Sports Medicine is one of South Africa’s pre- eminent multidisciplinary sports medicine clinics. Staffed by clinicians with many years’ experience in sports injury diagnosis and management, Morningside Sports Medicine has treated numerous South African and international athletes and teams and been associated with many international sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, International Cricket World Cup and Champions’ Trophies, Test Rugby and the Olympic Games.

    Being “world class in Africa” is a goal towards which we strive and is an ambition shared with Team MTN Qhubeka, Africa’s first pro-continental cycling team. This mutual determination for excellence as well as its strong sense of ethics and African community ties makes taking care of the 21 riders as they venture into classic and grand tour events, an exciting opportunity for us as clinicians at Morningside.

    Fulfilling the stringent medical and ethical requirements of the International Cycling Union and bettering the standards set by long established teams is a challenge towards which we look forward. In particular we are focusing on forging strong working relationships with the coaching and nutritional support teams to allow Team MTN Qhubeka to reach the pinnacle of world cycling.

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  • oakley

    Oakley

    Oakley

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    MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are a talented team that the epitome of professionalism and taking cycling to the next level not just in Africa but globally. Oakley being a brand that targets marketable, talented athletes to utilize Oakley s performance products in competition, receiving maximum quality exposure & publicity through online, television & print media, thus I found the MTN- Qhubeka p/b Samsung team a perfect outfit for Oakley to sponsor and achieve getting this exposure and also protecting the eyes of the riders with the best lenses and fit. It s an exciting time to be involved with this team, as team principal, Doug Ryder is working hard and making his dream become a reality

    About Oakley:

    Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market- leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories. The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible.

    Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, the company’s optics brand portfolio includes Eye Safety Systems, Fox Racing, Mosley Tribes, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, and Paul Smith Spectacles. In addition to its wholesale business, the company operates retail locations including Bright Eyes, Oakley Stores, and The Optical Shop of Aspen.

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  • ozone

    Ozone Elite

    Ozone Elite

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    Elite, a leader in the world of Home Training for over 30 years, for several years alongside MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, will support also during this 2013 season its preparation as well as on the roads of the races of the Professional Continental calendar.

    To ensure the best possible performance, every component must be carefully designed and developed in order to be up to expectations and continue to evolve to meet the requirements of the top teams, abreast of the quest for ever higher limits.

    Elite addresses these needs by making available to MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung always new products that get better and better in every detail from season to season. Which is why the bikes of the Team will be fitted with the well know Custom Race bottlecage, a technical cage that ensures optimum durability as well as easy insertion and removal of the bottle, preventing it from coming out accidentally on any type of terrain.

    Going “behind the scenes”, we find another Elite product which is also all-important for the team’s preparation and pre-race warm-up, i.e. the new Qubo Powermag Roller, that perfectly meets the needs of a top team on the road for many months of the year.

    On a side of the traditional articles Elite offers, to MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, OZONE-ELITE the new cosmoceutical high performance product line for the sportive massage. The products included in the OZONE line, entirely made up of natural substances, helps the athlete to fully enjoy the mental and physical well-being that only sports can generate.

    Elite continues its ride toward innovation by designing and producing about a dozen new products every year. Training rollers, bottle cages and bottles, new software, body care products and services that help cyclists fully enjoy the sport they love.

    The work is like a bicycle ride. It is only by continuing to ride, pushing hard uphill and enjoying the descent, that
    allows us to go ahead with ever greater satisfaction.

    This is our creed. Ride with us.

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  • retul

    Retul

    Retül provides technology, tools and training to guide bike fitters in helping cyclists improve performance and comfort on their bikes. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Retül has specialized in bike fit solutions since 2007, performing more than 3,000 fits at its Colorado headquarters, consulting nearly 700 businesses on the implementation of Retül technology and teaching almost 300 Retül University courses in more than a dozen countries. Learn more about Retül at http://www.retul.com.

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  • scicon

    Scicon

    Scicon

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    With over 33 years of experience in designing and manufacturing bicycle bags, SCICON is proud to be the world’s leading bike bag maker.

    SCICON has worked with some of the best athletes in the world to engineer and design bags, tailored to the exact and specific needs of the cycling enthusiast. From professional cyclists to triathlon competitors, cycling tourists to casual riders, SCICON offers products that benefit all who use them.

    SCICON is mainly devoted to the cycling bag market and has developed and improved its products since 1980, resulting in breakthrough technologies like the patented Roller 2.1 System for saddlebags, that allows easy mounting of saddlebags without any tools or the Antishock Bike Frame that protects your bikes frame structure inside the AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bag.

    Many of the world’s strongest pro tour teams are using SCICON’s products in the competitive environment of the UCI world tour. In the current competitive season teams as such as Radioshack Nissan Trek, Liquigas Cannondale, Garmin Sharp, Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank and many other professional teams are equipped with exclusive SCICON products and rely on the comfort and safety when traveling with their bikes. Over decades SCICON is the number one source for professional teams and is proud to provide the teams only with best in class solutions.

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  • solarx

    Solrx

    SolRx is a USA imported, locally bottled, superior high performance endurance sunscreen. Tested and approved by the FDA and AMA in the 480 minute water immersion test, the results prove that SolRx goes on and stays on offering 8 hours of protection at an SPF 50. This premium product will not sweat off or run into the eyes, an outstanding product for anyone who is serious about UVA and UVB sun protection and enjoying the sun responsibly. Website : http://www.solrx.co.za/

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  • speedplay

    Speedplay

    Speedplay

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    As the 2013 cycling season gets underway, Speedplay is excited join Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as the team’s official pedal supplier. 2013 also marks Speedplay’s 22nd year of producing the world’s most advanced and user-friendly clipless pedal systems. When Speedplay was founded in 1991, the company literally turned clipless pedal design upside-down by locating the locking mechanism in the cleat instead of in the pedal and by introducing its now ubiquitous lollipop-shaped, double-sided pedal design. Speedplay set new standards for virtually every measureable performance benchmark. The 2002 introduction of Speedplay’s flagship Zero pedal added the much-desired feature of micro-adjustable float and further distanced Speedplay Pedal Systems from its competitors.

    With a “crush-the-mold” design philosophy, Speedplay is proud to be the pedal of choice for the Team MTN-Qhubeka Pro Cycling Program. The team has outstanding potential, not only in sport, but also in their initiatives for the development of South Africa. We wish the riders, the staff and the management all the best, and we look forward to sharing the many successes to come in 2013.

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  • sram

    SRAM proudly continues its sponsorship of the men’s professional South African road cycling team, MTN-Qhubeka Powered by Samsung, who recently received their Pro-Continental status.  The team will race our top-end componentry, SRAM RED, through a complete European professional season. SRAM RED was re-introduced in 2012 with countless innovations, and RED remains the lightest, most ergonomic, and most efficient mechanical componentry in the world.

    “This team not only a competitive team loaded with racing thoroughbreds, but they also represent a great cause in Qhubeka, which is expanding cycling throughout South Africa. The team is also an exciting top-level expansion of the professional cycling universe to South Africa, which has incredibly positive implications for the future of the sport,” said Jason Phillips, SRAM’s European Sponsorship Manager.

    SRAM Corporation began in 1987 with the goal of creating the absolute best shifting system and changed the cycling world forever with the introduction of Grip Shift. Leap ahead twenty years and we changed the game again with the ultimate road shifting technology, DoubleTap – one lever, two shifts. Beyond that we’ve introduced four gruppos, including Apex, Rival, Force, and RED. In the short seven years since DoubleTap was introduced SRAM componentry has won the most challenging races in the world, including every grand tour and every classic. SRAM RED most recently tripled up in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, winning both for a third consecutive year.

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  • srm

    SRM (Schoberer Rad Messtechnik), headquartered in Juelich, Germany, is the pioneer of power measurement and analysis on the bike in real road, mountain bike, or velodrome conditions. The delicate nature of precise power measurement requires experience and wisdom. SRM’s power measurement system has evolved over the course of the last 25 years to prepare Olympians, World Champions, Ironman, and Tour de France winners.

    SRM’s time-tested craftsmanship produces reliability, durability, and precision upon which the discerning cyclist or triathlete will navigate training schedules and race day. Founded in 1986 medical engineer Uli Schoberer continues to refine the design, efficacy, and durability of the SRM.

    SRM/Team MTN-Qhubeka:

    Team MTN-Qhubeka is an inspiring face in the new phase of globalization in professional cycling. SRM is excited to support an organization which cultivates a philosophy of personal positive initiative, active environmental conservation, and enables school children to spend more time in class and on homework. This philosophy is realized through the Qhubeka Eco and Qhubeka Education programs. SRM looks forward to assisting in the development of Team MTN-Qhubeka and the unique culture this organization brings to the peloton.

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    TrainingPeaks

    TrainingPeaks

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    At TrainingPeaks, we believe there is a right way to train for an endurance event. It starts with having a clear goal, finding expert instruction, performing structured training and receiving immediate feedback throughout the process. Our eco-system of web, mobile and desktop products will help guide you on your journey. Results start here.

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  • trek2

    When Trek began in 1976, our mission was simple: Build the best bikes in the world. Today, we’ve added to our mission: Help the world use the bicycle as a simple solution to complex problems.

    The bicycle is the most efficient form of human transportation. It can combat climate change, ease urban congestion, and build human fitness. It brings us together, yet allows us to escape. And it takes us places we would never see any other way.
    Trek. We believe in bikes.

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  • vw1

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been the vehicle sponsor of the South African based MTN-Qhubeka Cycling Team since 2008. The Volkswagen range of Commercial Vehicles and People Movers caters to MTN-Qhubeka’s needs perfectly. The Team currently uses two Crafters, a Transporter Crew Bus, and two Golfs. These vehicles are utilised as service vehicles, race support vehicles andfor the transportation of the Team and their equipment.

    The sponsorship of Team MTN-Qhubeka has provided great exposure for our vehicles along with strong marketing and networking opportunities. With cycling continuing to be a popular and growing recreational activity in South Africa, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is proud to be on board as vehicle sponsor to the Team.

    MTN-Qhubeka is Africa’s most successful multi-discipline racing team and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is delighted to be able to share in their victories. The Qhubeka Initiative is also a constructive way to invest in our society to ensure a new generation of competitive and healthy youngsters and that more bikes reach more communities, which is yet another reason we are proud to be associated with the team.

    For more information on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, please visit www.vwcommercial.co.za.

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  • zipp

    Zipp Speed Weaponry is proud to supply wheels to Team MTN-Qhubeka Powered by Samsung as it embarks on its historic campaign of European races. The team will use Zipp’s full line of purpose-built wheels and discs, from the ultra-aero 808 Firecrest and Super-9 Disc for time trials to all-around performing 404 Firecrest in road races. Zipp’s proprietary Firecrest rim shape provides unmatched aerodynamic performance and stability in the stiffest crosswinds.

    Zipp’s partnership with MTN-Qhubeka is even more meaningful because of the opportunities that the team provides to African riders and the support it provides Qhubeka to improve lives through bicycles. Since its founding 1988, Zipp’s mission has been making athletes faster on their bikes. Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, wind tunnel development and Computational Fluid Dynamics software analysis.

    This innovative approach has helped Zipp athletes to become champions in the toughest races in the world, on the fiercest roads in the world, from the cobbled roads of Belgium to the Queen K in Kona. Zipp, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is part of SRAM.

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An African Bicycle Dream – Episode 6

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Songezo Jim Feature: inCycleTV

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MTN-Qhubeka Eurosport Insert

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ITV Segment – 2015 Goals

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One Goal – #AfricasTeam

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MTN Qhubeka powered by SAMSUNG 2014 Launch

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