The African UCI WorldTour team, as well as our Under 23 team – Team Qhubeka – will see every rider in both outfits put on the famous brand as we compete at the highest level of sport.
This partnership is unique for this reason and is a direct testament to the unified nature of the team by ensuring that every rider will wear Gaerne for a season that sees our WorldTour team running for approximately 280 days.
Our riders will present Gaerne’s latest offering, the G.STL, which sets the new benchmark for innovation, ultimate racing performance and comfort. The upper is made from a single piece of microfiber with laser drilling to provide heat dispersion and a perfect climate.
Marta Gazzola, CEO of Gaerne: “Our history with the team goes back as far as Gerald Ciolek won Milan-Sanremo in 2013 when we sponsored the team as a pro-continental outfit.
“Gaerne is honored to resume his collaboration with Team Qhubeka ASSOS; which includes some of the biggest names in the sport. What’s more, what is so special is the unique message that this team has through its philosophy of Bicycles Change Lives through its association with the Qhubeka Charity, and it is also a fundamental principle for our company.
Doug Ryder, Qhubeka ASSOS Team Director: “Gaerne has supported us from the start when our team first entered the world of professional cycling and together we have achieved some of our greatest successes.
“In recent years, Gaerne has continued to partner with our UCI continental team to show their support and commitment to the development of African cycling and our program. I am really happy to welcome them back to our WorldTour team in 2021 and I want to thank our riders who have committed to a single platform of cycling shoes to support the team.
“It speaks directly to what Gaerne stands for – uncompromising quality, and our ‘Ubuntu’ philosophy – I am because we are.”