A fighting finish from Team Qhubeka NextHash on Mandela Day, at Le Tour de France

A fighting finish from Team Qhubeka NextHash on Mandela Day, at Le Tour de France

19.07.2021: The stage itself was an exciting affair as once the celebratory procession into Paris was complete, the peloton raced over 9 exhilarating laps around the Champs-Elysee


The stage itself was an exciting affair as once the celebratory procession into Paris was complete, the peloton raced over 9 exhilarating laps around the Champs-Elysee




Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) sprinted to the final stage victory of the Tour de France, on the Champs-Elysée in Paris. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) defended his title from last year and was crowned the overall race winner.



Stage 21, the final stage, of the 2021 Tour de France was again a true spectacle for the sport of professional cycling as the peloton made its way to the most famous finish-line in sport, on the Champs-Elysée in Paris.



For Team Qhubeka NextHash, the day held even greater significance as the team celebrated International Mandela Day at the Tour, as it has always done so on the 18th of July. This was the first time though that the final stage took place on the 18th and so, it was a true privilege to celebrate Mandela Day in Paris, with various orange accents added to our team livery.



The stage itself was an exciting affair as once the celebratory procession into Paris was complete, the peloton raced over 9 exhilarating laps around the Champs-Elysee. The stage came down to the expected mass sprint finish and Wout Van Aert showed he was the fastest of all, taking a fantastic victory.



Team Qhubeka NextHash did a great job to look after Max Walscheid for the finale, with our 4 riders (Simon Clarke, Carlos Barbero, Sean Bennett and Sergio Henao) working well to position Walscheid up on the wheels of the favourites in the final kilometre. Our German then went on to sprint home in 10th place on the stage.



“It’s been an incredible year and I am very happy to have finished my second grand tour. Today was extremely fast and chaotic in the final, as expected. I got great support, particularly from Simon (Clarke) and Carlos (Barbero). I am happy to have scored a top 10 for us, more could have been possible but that is cycling for you.



I have been happy to have had good legs the last three days of the Tour and to finish with my 4 other teammates. We worked amazingly well together, we always gave our best and I just really liked the team spirit and morals we kept through the race.” - Max Walscheid



The 2021 Tour de France was a gruelling race, which saw many crashes and injuries affect numerous riders throughout. Unfortunately, Nicholas Dlamini, the first black South African to start the Tour de France, as well as teammates Victor Campenaerts and Michael Gogl did not make it to Paris this year. However, the team showed its Ubuntu spirit, and fought for each other and the purpose we race for, #BicyclesChangeLives all the way into Paris.



Team road captain, Simon Clarke
, who himself crashed on stage 3 and suffered a fracture to the L4 vertebrae of his spine, reflected upon the team’s tour after crossing the line in Paris.



"We are all professional and hold ourselves to the highest integrity and that doesn’t come with excuses. So, today was another opportunity (with Max Walscheid) to prove that we are a team and show that Ubuntu is alive and kicking, and strong within our team no matter the circumstances.”

 


Jean Smyth  ,Team Qhubeka NextHash

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/fighting-finish-tdf-team-qhubeka-nexthash-mandela-day-tour-de-france---226553.html

19.07.2021 / MaP

More News

Team Qhubeka NextHash to celebrate Mandela Day on the Champs Elysées
18.07.2021
While our purpose in effecting positive change through bicycles truly shows that sport has the power to change the world, an ideal that Mandela espousedTeam Qhubeka NextHash (www.TeamQhubeka.com) will once again celebrate global icon Nelson M more >>
Walscheid delivers strong performance as Henao battles through the pain on stage 20 of Le Tour France
17.07.2021
Walscheid followed up his excellent performances at the Giro d'Italia with another strong ride over the 30.8km courseMax Walscheid once again delivered another strong individual time trial performance as he finished 17th on the penultimate stage of the T more >>
Walscheid and Clarke animate breakaway in grueling stage 19 of Le Tour
16.07.2021
Team Qhubeka NextHash’s attacking mindset was clear from the outset as Australia’s Simon Clarke immediately made the early move with five other ridersSimon Clarke and Max Walscheid delivered strong, fighting performances on stage 19 of the Tour de Fr more >>
Vincenzo Nibali exits Tour after Stage 15 to prepare for Olympics
12.07.2021
  After 15 challenging stages in the Tour de France, Vincenzo is switching gears with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. Before his planned departure on the second rest day of the 2021 Tour de France, Nibali made a last big effort in a bid for a win in Stage 15. more >>
2021 Haute Route Pyrenees Stage 4 with video
09.07.2021
Contrasting yesterday’s green hidden valleys, today was all about the high alpine gems for Stage Four in the 2021 Haute Route Pyrenees. VIDEO: 2021 Haute Route Pyrenees - Sta more >>
2021 Haute Route Pyrenees Stage 3 with video
09.07.2021
From the moody Col du Port to start the day, an eclectic mix of quaint and quirky villages, to the stunning switchbacks of Menté, Stage Three of the 2021 Haute Route Pyrenees had it all. more >>
2021 Haute Route Pyrenees Stage 2 - video highlights
07.07.2021
From the quiet, forested valleys, to tranquil villages and high mountain passes, stage two of the Haute Route Pyrenees delivered. VIDEO: 2021 Haute Route Pyren more >>
2021 Haute Route Pyrenees Stage 1 with video
06.07.2021
From the wild, winding road to Merolla to the soaring heights of Creuetta, the Pyrenees turned it on for Stage One of the Haute Route Pyrenees. VIDEO: 2021 Haute Route Pyrenees  Stage 1 more >>
Trek-Segafredo wins opening team time trial in Giro Donne
02.07.2021
Trek-Segafredo wins Stage 1   A determined Trek-Segafredo came into the opening team time trial to put in the best ride possible for team leader Elisa Longo Borghini. In the end, that motivation pushed the team to the stage win and in more >>
GC riders take center stage on stage 5 of Tour de France
30.06.2021
The 5th stage of the 2021 Tour de France was a 27km individual time trial finishing at Laval Espace MayenneTadej Pogacar (UAE-Emirates) won the stage 5 Tour de France individual time trial with a commanding performance while Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fe more >>
Online Advisory: 250 Amateur Cyclists To Take Part In The Haute Route Pyrenees Race
30.06.2021
The Haute Route Pyrenees will see participants begin their journey in Girona (Spain) and end in Pau (France) from July 6 to 10, and will introduce a brand new race format in 5 stages. This staged course will see riders traverse across some of t more >>
Walscheid 16th in Tour de France stage 4 sprint finish
30.06.2021
All other Team Qhubeka NextHash riders crossed the line safely and now look ahead to tomorrow’s stage five individual time trialMark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won the 4th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint, beating Nacer B more >>
Max Walscheid sprints to 10th on another crash-marred stage of Le Tour
28.06.2021
There was yet another crash in the final sprint for the line, which Max Walscheid managed to avoid as he secured our first top-10 result of the TourAlpecin-Fenix won their second stage of the Tour de France in succession, this time with Tim Merlier sprinting to victo more >>
Team Qhubeka NextHash safely navigate crash-marred Tour de France (TdF) opening stage
27.06.2021
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) raced to victory on stage 1 of the Tour de France, also claiming the first yellow leader's jersey of the raceThe opening stage of the Tour de France, a 198km loop around Brittany, was a dramatic affair, but not always for the most positive of reasons. more >>
Team Qhubeka NextHash launches #QHandUp campaign to raise funds for 108 Qhubeka bikes
26.06.2021
Team Qhubeka NextHash is excited to announce their campaign to raise 108 Qhubeka bicycles to honour the 108th edition of the Tour de France which gets underway in Brest, France, on SaturdayThis year we’re calling on you to put your hand up for Te more >>
Iconic Luxury Fashion Brand Burberry Partners with Team Qhubeka NextHash from Tour de France 2021
25.06.2021
The partnership brings together shared values of pushing boundaries, exploring new spaces and landscapes to create possibilities, and challenging expectationsToday, Team Qhubeka NextHash (www.TeamQhubeka.com) is delighted to announce its partnership more >>
Introducing Team Qhubeka NextHash
24.06.2021
Team Qhubeka NextHash, Africa’s UCI WorldTour team, will be presented to the international sporting world for the first time, tonight   We are delighted to announce today a hugely exciting five-year partnership with NextHash, that will see the more >>
Koen de Kort suffers serious hand injury
24.06.2021
We are sad to inform that early Thursday afternoon Koen de Kort was a victim of an accident while driving a vehicle off-road that resulted in the amputation of his third, fourth, and fifth fingers of his right hand. Our expert road captain has been a resident of An more >>
Cycling superstars Pogacar & Roglic test their knowledge of Slovenia
24.06.2021
With just days to go before the start of the Tour de France 2021, the Slovenian Tourist Board has unveiled a new promotional video in which the country's two greatest living cyclists - Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar - go head-to-head to discover their knowledge of Slovenia. more >>
SKODA AUTO is the official main partner of the Tour de France for the 18th time
22.06.2021
- ŠKODA AUTO has been supporting the Tour de France since 2004- ŠKODA ENYAQ iV serves as command vehicle (‘Red Car’) for Tour Director Christian Prudhomme on 15 of 21 stages- ŠKODA AUTO sponsors Green Jersey for the leader in points standings for seventh year in a row- This year’s WeLoveCycling campai more >>
Ellen van Dijk wins Lotto Belgium Tour prologue
22.06.2021
Van Dijk, Bäckstedt go 1-2 in prologue  Two cyclists on comeback trails, Ellen van Dijk after dealing with the Covid-19 virus in the spring, and Elynor Bäckstedt, who suffered a broken leg last year, finished one-two in more >>
Trek-Segafredo Tour de France line up
22.06.2021
A legendary former winner, an unfaltering fan-favorite, rising stars and a highly-qualified cast to support them – we can’t wait to see what kind of show this team can put on for the world. Our confirmed 2021 Tour de France line-up:&bu more >>
Spaniard Barbero replaces Aru in Team Qhubeka ASSOS line-up for Tour de France
21.06.2021
Barbero (30) will join three other riders on our roster who will make their first appearances at the race: Nicholas Dlamini, Sean Bennett and Victor CampenaertsSpain’s Carlos Barbero has been c more >>
Dlamini becomes first black South African to compete at Tour de France
18.06.2021
Dlamini makes history as Team Qhubeka ASSOS name Tour de France line-up   Dlamini becomes first black South African to compete at Tour de France; Dlamini, Bennett and Campenaerts all make first Tour de France starts; Aru, Henao, Clarke and Gogl add more >>
Team Qhubeka ASSOS welcomes Resello as Acronis #CyberFit Cloud Distribution Partner
17.06.2021
Through this partnership, Acronis and Resello will provide Team Qhubeka ASSOS with award-winning cyber protection technologyAcronis (www.Acronis.com), a global leader in cyber protection and Team Qhubeka ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com), Africa’ more >>
Domenico Pozzovivo rides away with 6th place on GC at Tour de Suisse
14.06.2021
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) won the Tour de Suisse overall with Gino Mader (Bahrain-Victorius) taking out the final stage victory. Team Qhubeka ASSOS (www.TeamQhubeka.com) had Domenico Pozzovivo ride away with a very good 6th place overall.Th more >>
Haute Route Crans-Montana Day 3 - with video
13.06.2021
The first event of the 2021 Colnago Haute Route Series came to a close today with a thrilling final stage in Valais, Switzerland. VIDEO: Haute Route Crans-Montana - Stage 3 more >>
Haute Route Crans-Montana Day 2 with video
12.06.2021
Stage Two of the 2021 Haute Route Crans-Montana was a stunning and spectacular course through the Heremence Valley in Switzerland. more >>
Haute Route Crans-Montana- Day 1 with video
11.06.2021
The bar was set high on day one of the 2021 Haute Route Crans-Montana, with a spectacular course exploring the legendary climbs of the region. more >>
Domencio Pozzovivo bounces back with strong showing on Suisse stage 5
10.06.2021
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse while Team Qhubeka ASSOS had Domenico Pozzovivo in the GC mix on today's tough mountain stage, finishing in 8th placeStage 5 of the Tour de Suisse was a tough 175km mountai more >>
Haute Route Crans-Montana, An Eagerly Awaited Return To Competition For Amateur Cyclists
09.06.2021
After a particularly complicated year in 2020 for amateur cyclists, the Haute Route Crans-Montana (11th - 13th June) will mark the return of cycling events. It will be achieved in the finest style for nearly 200 amateur cyclists with 7 climbs spread over 3 breathtaking stages in the heart of the hidden treasures of the Valais. more >>
Campenaerts and Nizzolo for Baloise Belgium Tour
08.06.2021
The Baloise Belgium Tour gets underway tomorrow, starting in Beveren and will see the UCI 2.Pro peloton take on five stages, four road stages and one ITT stage, before finishing in BerenginTeam Qhubeka ASSOS (TeamQhubeka.com) will be lining u more >>
Deignan wins Tour de Suisse
07.06.2021
  Four seconds separated first place from second heading into Stage 2, the final of two days of racing in the new Women’s Tour de Suisse. The 97-kilometer circuit race offered time bonuses in two intermediate sprints and the finish line, and who would take home the yellow jersey was far from settled. more >>
Lucinda Brand renews for 2 years with Trek-Segafredo
01.06.2021
Lucinda Brand, recent winner of two stages and the overall classification at the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, has signed a contract extension which will see her racing for Trek-Segafredo on the road and Baloise-Trek Lions in cyclocross.Bra more >>
Lucinda Brand victorious in Thüringen
30.05.2021
Stage 6 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour was not a walk in the park for Lucinda Brand and her Trek-Segafredo team. It never is when you are close to winning but know that anything can still happen, and 17 seconds is not a margin of comfort. But t more >>
Lucinda Brands wins Stage 5 and extends overall lead in Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour
30.05.2021
Thüringen gets rebranded!   They say the best defense is offense, and Lucinda Brand proved that with a late attack in Stage 5 in the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour when she soloed to the win and padded her lead in the overall classification.&nb more >>
Lucinda Brand wins Stage 3 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour
27.05.2021
Brand making her mark on the road  It’s safe to say that Lucinda Brand has found her road legs. The cyclocross World Champion dominated the cyclocross season, and now, after an easing into her road season, she is strutting her stuff on more >>
Segafredo renews as co-title sponsor through 2023
22.05.2021
  The perfect blend continues   Coffee and bikes have been synonymous since the sport was invented; a natural pairing that has become ingrained in cycling culture over the decades. In 2016, Trek and S more >>
Lecomte and Pidcock impress with UCI World Cup XCO victories
17.05.2021
Young riders secure emphatic wins in Nové Město na Moravě. France’s Loana Lecomte continued her perfect start to the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup XCO season with a dominant victory in the Elite Women's race in Nové Město on Sun more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com