Team Dimension Data rebrands to NTT Pro Cycling

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NTT Pro Cycling, a UCI WorldTour cycling team based in South Africa, unveiled its team for the 2020 season as it rebrands from Team Dimension Data. The announcement, made at the home of NTT in Tokyo, was accompanied by a jersey reveal and insights into the technology solutions driving rider recruitment and race strategy within the team.

The new kit will grace the WorldTour and the sport’s biggest races throughout 2020. It’s a brand that riders will wear with immense pride, while at the same time continuing to showcase the impact that bicycles have in changing lives through NTT Pro Cycling’s work with Qhubeka, which has recently distributed its 100,000th bike.

The team for 2020 features nine exciting new riders, to supplement the current pool of talent as the team looks to race with a goal of establishing itself among the top ten teams in the world.

The 2020 line-up includes:

First Name Surname Country Age
1 Carlos Barbero ESP 28
2 Samuele Battistella ITA 20
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen NOR 32
4 Victor Campenaerts BEL 28
5 Stefan de Bod RSA 22
6 Nicholas Dlamini RSA 24
7 Benjamin Dyball AUS 30
8 Enrico Gasparotto ITA 37
9 Amanuel Gebreighzabier ERI 25
10 Ryan Gibbons RSA 25
11 Michael Gogl AUT 26
12 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg RSA 30
13 Ben King USA 30
14 Roman Kreuziger CZE 33
15 Gino Mäder CHE 22
16 Louis Meintjes RSA 27
17 Giacomo Nizzolo ITA 30
18 Ben O’Connor AUS 23
19 Matteo Sobrero ITA 22
20 Andreas Stokbro DNK 22
21 Dylan Sunderland AUS 23
22 Jay Thomson RSA 33
23 Rasmus Tiller NOR 23
24 Michael Valgren DNK 27
25 Max Walscheid DEU 26
26 Danilo Wyss CHE 34

Each of the riders were selected with the help of a technology solution that was co-innovated by NTT and NTT Pro Cycling. The solution leverages advanced data analytics that helps the team to select riders, prepare its race calendar, and assign the right riders to the right races. Technology also helps the team monitor the health and wellness of its riders through a mobile application, and business-focused applications such as asset tracking, vehicle tracking and monitoring, help the team to function as a well-organized global business.

Doug Ryder, Team Principal, NTT Pro Cycling, said, “Thanks to all of our partners, and in particular our title sponsor NTT Ltd. We strive to be the benchmark within the sport through being a performance-driven, technology-enabled team that is underpinned by our unique purpose-led approach in support of the Qhubeka charity. Our commitment to changing lives together with Qhubeka remains stronger than ever and we’ll be looking to do so with even greater enthusiasm in 2020. Together with our staff, riders, and valued partners this core belief remains a foundation of our organization.”

Ruth Rowan, Chief Marketing Officer, NTT Ltd, said, “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Doug and the team under the NTT brand in 2020. As headline sponsor, we help NTT Pro Cycling to leverage technological innovation to realize its ambition of being ranked among the top 10 cycling teams in the world. We’ve brought together our data platforms, analytics and machine learning, and combined them with the NTT Pro Cycling’s expertise in athletic performance to create a truly unique team that is focused on being the best in the world, whilst riding for a cause.”


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