After much speculation in recent weeks, South Africa’s WorldTour team has announced that it will continue on its journey as Team Qhubeka-Assos.
“I am really happy to have gained the support of some incredible people and partners including Assos of Switzerland who have stepped in to be a headline sponsor,” team principal Douglas Ryder said in a statement today.
“To be able to recreate the team as Team Qhubeka-Assos talks to exactly what we continue to strive for, and that is to be a purpose-led, high-performance racing team.
“The last few weeks have been incredible seeing all the comments from fans in terms of how this team has connected with them in different ways. I am so happy we can continue to create hope and opportunity through our team and with the Qhubeka charity.
“I look forward to welcoming new partners to Team Qhubeka-Assos as we plan and prepare for a new season in 2021 in a world that has been so heavily impacted by the pandemic.
“I also want to pay a special tribute to our staff. Those in the sport know just how difficult it is, so to see the diligence, care and professionalism they’ve shown throughout gives me inspiration, every day,” said Ryder.
Derek Bouchard-Hall, ASSOS CEO, said the company has always been deeply entwined in professional cycling and was happy to be able to assist in keeping the team afloat.