What's Cool In Road Cycling
Gerald Ciolek

Tour of Luxembourg: Climbers and sprinters are asked for

MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will take on the climbs and sprints of the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg (June 12-16 / UCI 2.HC) this week with its usual strong squad. Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek, who has shown his outstanding ability to come over the climbs and win the resulting sprint, and Spanish climber Sergio Pardilla will be the men in the spotlight.

Ciolek and Pardilla Headline G.P. Gippingen

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will line up in the GP du canton d’Argovie/G.P. Gippingen (June 6/UCI 1.1) on Thursday. The race will be the team’s first appearance in Switzerland and according to sports director Jens Zemke, will race with the goal of making an impact in its Swiss debut. Gerald Ciolek will make his first appearance since winning a stage in Bayern Rundfahrt while Sergio Pardilla has finished in the top ten of the race previously.

Preview: Ronde van Zeeland Seaports

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will next race Ronde van Zeeland Seaports on Sunday. Africa’s first Professional Continental team had major success in the race last year, winning the event with Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. Following recent successful results in Bayern Rundfahrt, the team is motivated to finish with another top result.

Bayern-Rundfahrt: Ciolek takes stage and yellow jersey for Qhubeka

Gerald Ciolek won not only the stage but also took over the lead at the International Bayern Rundfahrt (May 22-26 / UCI 2.HC), giving Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung its first yellow jersey of this cycling season. The Milan-San Remo winner took his third win of the season in an exciting sprint finale at the only German professional stage race.

Bayern-Rundfahrt: Ciolek second in photo finish behind Impey

It couldn't have been closer or more exciting end to the second stage of the International Bayern Rundfahrt (May 22-26 / UCI 2.HC). Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek of Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung was beaten into second place by South African Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) in a photo-finish. Third on the difficult Queen Stage over 199.6 kilometers was Adriano Malori (Lampre Merida). The result for Africa’s first Professional Continental team comes after Ciolek’s fourth place on the opening…

Kristian Sbaragli Interview: I Feel Really Good In This Team

Kristian Sbaragli is currently in his first year as a professional with Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. The Italian has had an excellent start to the season with five top ten results, including in WorldTour race Tirreno-Adriatico and ASO's Tour de Picardie. We caught up with the 23 year old as he takes stock of his first few months racing against the world's best cyclists.

Ciolek Leads Team On Home Soil In Bayern-Rundfahrt

Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek will lead Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung in the 34th edition of the International Bayern Rundfahrt (May 22-26 / UCI 2.HC). The team has selected an experienced squad to support the German sprinter, due to the fact that the race has attracted some of the best riders in the world.