Brabantse Pijl has traditionally been the transitional classic between the cobbled classics of West Flanders, like Gent Wevelgem and Ronde Van Vlaanderen, and the hillier Ardennes classics, like Fleche-Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
As the route includes cobbled roads and numerous short climbs ranging between 0.3km – 1.5km in length, Team Qhubeka ASSOS (TeamQhubeka.com) will take the start with a team suited to the varied terrain.
Sander Armee, Connor Brown, Victor Campenaerts, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Andreas Stokbro and Robert Power will be on duty for our South African registered UCI World Team.
Thank you to Matt and his daughter for assisting with the announcement (https://bit.ly/3ddCUD2) of our Brabantse Pijl lineup!
Aart Vierhouten – Sport Director
Brabantse Pijl is an interesting and exciting race, as it provides opportunities to different rider types from potentially multiple race scenarios. What will be important for us is to be part of the racing throughout the 201km, so that we have options for the finale, which will take place over a very difficult and punchy lap around Overijse
Jean Smyth (Head of Communications)
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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.
Qhubeka (Qhubeka.org) 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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