Tom-Jelte Slagter to lead Dimension Data at Tour Down Under
Jan 10 2018 08:46 pm CET

Tom-Jelte Slagter to lead Dimension Data at Tour Down Under

Dimension Data has chosen the riders that will take part in the Tour Down Under, the opening of the WorldTour season. Dutch rider Tom-Jelte Slagter will be leading the African team in Australia.

The rider already has the experience of taking the overall victory at the Australian race and will have the company of a mix between experience and youth, including two neo-pros who will ride their first professional race, Scott Davies and Nic Dlamini.

"The Tour Down Under is a great way to start the season with my new team," said Slagter. "So far I am really happy with the team since we met in South Africa last year, everything has been great here as well with everyone working well together. Training has been going well too and it’s really nice to start the season here, in good weather.

"We have a motivated team, with some Australians who are normally in good shape for their home race. We are here to race for the victory or at least the best possible result we can achieve. I have good memories from 2013 and I was here last year as well, so I think with this team we can do a really good and I am ready for it too."

The riders will also take part in the traditional pre-race People's Choice Classic Criterium.

Dimension Data's roster for the 2018 Tour Down Under:

Tom-Jelte Slagter
Mark Renshaw
Jaco Venter
Lachlan Morton
Ben O’Connor
Nic Dlamini
Scott Davies
Image: Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka logo.



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