Secrets of the toolbox: MTN-Qhubeka (video)

We chat to MTN-Qhubeka mechanic Ken Farrar about life on the road with the African team

MTN-Qhubeka is a team going from strength-to-strength. The Pro Continental African team made their Grand Tour debut at the 2014 Vuelta a España and have been given a 2015 wildcard place for the biggest one of them all, the Tour de France.

The team also made a number of marquee signings for the 2015 season to help them gain places at the biggest races of the season, with Edvald Boasson Hagen making his way to MTN from Sky, while Tyler Farrar moved from Garmin-Sharp and 2011 Milan-San Remo winner Matt Goss moving over from Orica-GreenEdge.

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>>> Secrets of the toolbox: Team Sky

Cycling Weekly caught up with MTN mechanic Ken Farrar at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire to ask him about life with the team in black and white stripes, in the latest episode of ‘Secrets of the toolbox’.

We find out what the worst job he has to do as team mechanic, how exactly he managed to change a rear derailleur on the move and what it was like to work with Bradley Wiggins at Team Sky.

You can catch our previous toolbox episodes, including Team Sky, Giant-Alpecin and JLT-Condor by clicking here.