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MTN-Qhubeka 2014 squad finalised

Cycling News
December 9, 2013, 22:16,
December 10, 2013, 05:29
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The new MTN-Qhubeka kit

The new MTN-Qhubeka kit

  • The new MTN-Qhubeka kit
  • The 2014 MTN Qhubeka team in the new kit

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New black kit for African team

The Pro-Continental African team has presented its new recruitments for the upcoming season and revealed a new kit in Johannesburg. New riders for 2014 include former Tour de France stage winner and yellow jersey wearer Linus Gerdemann, former Team Sky rider John-Lee Augustyn who returns to the top ranks and two young Eritreans.

Daniel Teklehaimanot moves across from Orica-GreenEdge after two years with the Australian outfit while 19-year-old Merhawi Kudus spent this season with French team Bretagne-Séché Environnement.

The team has decided to change its colours to a predominately black kit for next year as they push for their debut Grand Tour appearance. MTN has a large social media presence and in order to capitalise on this support, they have launched a Twitter campaign, #GetAfricaToTheGiro, to achieve this goal.

Other goals for 2014 include winning national championships, 10 UCI victories, the Spring Classics, the world championships, topping the UCI AfricaTour and finshing within the top 10 of the UCI Europe Tour.

MTN-Qhubeka squad for 2014
Linus Gerdemann (GER), John-Lee Augustyn (RSA), Merhawi Kudus (ERI), Daniel Teklhaimanot (ERI), Gerald Ciolek (GER), Songezo Jim (RSA), Jay Thomson (RSA), Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA), Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT), Martin Wesemann (RSA), Kristian Sbaragli (ITA), Sergio Pardilla (ESP), Louis Meintjes (RSA), Tsgabu Grmay (ETH), Johann van Zyl (RSA), Andreas Stauff (GER), Martin Reimer (GER), Youcef Reguigui (ALG), Ferekalsi Debesay (ERI), Adrien Niyonshuti (RWA), Meron Russom (ERI), Jani Tewelde (ERI), Bradley Potgieter (RSA), Dennis van Niekerk (RSA) and Jaco Venter (RSA).


wrinklyvet 11 months ago
I hope their photographer improves a bit and finds a little light to cast on this dark kit.
horriblecyclist 11 months ago
I much preferred the yellow. Too many black dominant kits in the professional peloton.
Kasper Hansen 11 months ago
I think the new kit is totally slick! And there's still plenty yellow in the new one to separate them from the other "black-kitted" teams!