Team Country: South Africa Sports Manager: SANZ Alex Category: UCI World Teams
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is a World Tour cycling team based in South Africa. The team was founded in 2007, becoming a Continental Team in 2008. The team remained as a UCI Continental Team until the end of the 2012 season, registering its interest for a Professional Continental licence for 2013. In November 2012, the team were registered as a Professional Continental team – Africa's first – by the Union Cycliste Internationale, for the 2013 season. Dimension Data achieved their first major win in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the 5 Monuments of cycling. They received their first Grand Tour wildcard for the 2014 Vuelta a España. In July 2014, the team announced that for the 2015 season they would be using Cervélo bikes with Brian Smith being appointed interim general manager. In August 2014, the team confirmed the signing of Edvald Boasson Hagen on a 2-year contract.In September 2014 they announced they had signed Tyler Farrar and Matthew Goss for the 2015 season. In 2016, UCI granted them a UCI World Tour licence for the season, becoming the first African team to enter cycling's top division.