South Africa’s Stefan de Bod has signed a two-year contract with the Dimension Data WorldTour team, commencing on January 1, 2019, the team announced today.
De Bod, 21, has ridden for the DiData Continental outfit for three years and he will become the fifth rider to be “promoted” to the WorldTour team.
He also finished on the podium at Trofeo Alcide Degasperi and Valle d’Aosta. Locally, De Bod won the Tour of Good Hope in March.
“I’m really excited to join Africa’s WorldTour Team for 2019 and 2020,” a delighted De Bod said.
“I’ve been part of the development team since 2015 and I am very grateful for all the opportunities DiData have given me over the last four years.
“The team has changed many lives all over Africa through Qhubeka, and they have also changed mine.”
Joining the WorldTour fold was an “absolute dream come true for me”, the Stellenbosch local said.
“I’m looking forward to learning even more from the experienced guys in the team and I will make the most of every opportunity I get.”