Team Dimension Data (DDD)
The South African team Dimension Data has been competing in the world’s highest-calibre race series, the WorldTour, since 2016.
Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin from Eritrea finished last year’s Tour de Suisse in a respectable 15th place overall. The TdS should also be fresh in the memory of Spaniard Igor Anton, who won a stage in 2008 and finished third in the final standings.
In South African Louis Meintjes, the team now has a young rider who has cycled his way into the top 10 of the Tour de France in each of the last two seasons (eighth place overall).
Other major riders for Dimension Data include British sprinter and track rider Mark Cavendish, the classics specialist Edvald Boasson Hagen from Norway, the Australian lead-out Mark Renshaw and road captain Bernhard Eisel of Austria