World Hour Record Holder, Victor Campenaerts, has confirmed he will also be riding for NTT Pro Cycling in 2021 as the South-African team has found two new main sponsors.
29-year-old Campenaerts, who signed with NTT Pro Cycling last season, is delighted to re-sign after an uncertain time for his team. It was clothing brand Assos that stepped in to help fund the Qhubeka charity and secure the team’s future. This way, the team will remain WorldTour and offer time trial specialist Campenarts a new deal to stay with the team until the end of 2022.
Campenaerts confirmed his team for next season on his YouTube channel.
Team Manager and founder Douglas Ryder comments on the news concerning his team and charity project:
“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. 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 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. The bicycle continues to be a tool to change the lives of so many people for commuting, for sport, for health, for freedom and access. Our team has always been about much more than victories, but we do love to win.”
“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. We truly are a family.”