MTN-Qhubeka announce more new signings and contract renewals

Nathan Haas and Omar Fraile sign up for Team Dimension Data next season as Steve Cummings, Edvald Boasson Hagen and co extend their contracts

Nathan Haas and Omar Fraile (Watson)

After the flagship signing of sprinter Mark Cavendish was announced on Tuesday, MTN-Qhubeka have wasted no time in securing more riders for the 2016 season.

Cavendish brought former Team Sky rider Bernhard Eisel with him, as well as trusted leadout man Mark Renshaw and the trio will be joined by another Australian in the shape of Nathan Haas.

Haas leaves Cannondale-Garmin after five years with the team having proved a solid domestique for the American team. The Brisbane-born rider was awarded the overall victory at the 2012 Tour of Britain after Jonathan Tiernan-Locke was stripped of his title.

Also joining the team is Omar Fraile, who dominated the mountains classification at the Vuelta a España this year, winning by 19 points from Ruben Plaza.

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As well as the new signings, MTN-Qhubeka, who will be known as Team Dimension Data next season, announced the core riders of their team have renewed their contracts for 2016.

Edvald Boasson Hagen, Steve Cummings, Tyler Farrar, Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus, and Serge Pauwels all sign on for 2016, with a host of other riders also committing their future to the team.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.