Tour de France

NTT Pro Cycling

Formerly Dimension Data, the South African squad hasn’t had true ambitions of a top Tour de France finish in some years.

Team Info

Flag of South Africa

Country
South Africa
UCI Rankings
18th
Team Manager
Bjarne Riis
Year Founded
2012
Past Tour Results
Stage win 2017
Type of Sponsor
Global technology services company
7
African riders on NTT’s roster
2
African riders in the team’s Tour lineup
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Edvald Boasson Hagen (N) 33 3 9 53 (2011)
Michael Valgren (Den) 28 0 5 44 (2018)
Domenico Pozzovivo (I) 37 0 2 18 (2018)
Roman Kreuziger (CZ) 34 0 9 5 (2013)
Giacomo Nizzolo (I) 31 0 1 DNF
Ryan Gibbons (SA) 26 0 0 N/A
Max Walscheid (G) 27 0 0 N/A
Michael Gogl (Aut) 26 0 2 113 (2018)

Equipment

Bicycle: BMC
Components: Rotor
Wheels: Enve
Clothing: Assos

What to know

Formerly Dimension Data, the South African squad hasn’t had true ambitions of a top Tour de France finish in some years. It looks like 2020 will be no different; expect NTT to target stage wins with its lineup of opportunists. Giacomo Nizzolo is a fast sprinter who can survive medium hills. Roman Kreuziger and Edvald Boasson Hagen are skilled breakaway riders. And Louis Meintjes just might crack the top-10 overall.

Our take

A stage win would be a boon for the South African squad. Look for them to animate the breakaways, but don’t expect them to challenge for any jerseys.