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Dimension Data, formerly known as MTN-Qhubeka, are the first major competitive cycling squad to be based in Africa, and race as a WorldTour team for the first time in 2016.

Having performed as a UCI Professional Continental-level squad from 2013-15, the team steadily earned wildcard places in some of the biggest races. They paid back the invites with victories and exciting performances that thrust the team and its riders into the limelight and made them a fan favourite.

The team made its Grand Tour debut in 2014 at the Vuelta a Espana. As well as returning to that race in 2015, the team were also invited to Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Fleche-Wallone and the daddy of them all, the Tour de France.

With rides in the biggest races now assured thanks to its newly-appointed WorldTour status, the team has further bolstered its firepower with the signing of British sprinter Mark Cavendish from Etixx-QuickStep. Cavendish has at his disposal one of the finest lead-out trains that will include key lieutenants Bernhard Eisel and Mark Renshaw.

Cavendish, Eisel and Renshaw join a roster of young African talent such as Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus, and well-known established riders including Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway), Tyler Farrar (USA) and British rider Steve Cummings.