Cycling

Farrar signs for MTN-Qhubeka

Tyler Farrar (Supplied)
Tyler Farrar (Supplied)
Cape Town - Tyler Farrar has joined Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the 2015 cycling season.

The American sprinter has spent his last seven years with the current World Tour outfit, Garmin Sharp.

Farrar is also part of a select group of riders in world cycling that has won a stage in each of the three grand tours. 

Farrar brings a tremendous amount of experience with him to Team MTN-Qhubeka as well as some pure speed and power that will fit directly into the team’s plans and goals for the 2015 cycling season. 

Farrar is one of the big names in world cycling and even bigger in the cycling circles of the United States of America

"I am really excited and happy to be joining Team MTN-Qhubeka next year. This is a big change for me in my cycling career after having spent 7 years with my current team. I feel it is the perfect timing for me to move on though and Team MTN-Qhubeka is definitely the team that appealed to me the most.

"Coming from America I understand how important it is to globalise the sport of cycling. The African continent is a huge untapped area when it comes to cycling, you just need to look at what Africa is doing in track and field to realise the potential. Team MTN-Qhubeka is leading the way for the African continent in that regard and so it is a project that I really want to be part of.

"The team is building a strong group of riders that will win races next year and I look forward to being a part of that, as both a winner and support rider," said Farrar.

"Tyler Farrar is an incredible asset to Team MTN-Qhubeka, a stage winner in all 3 grand tours and prolific contender in the classics, his inclusion will help our team move forward and maintain our position in the upper echelons of World Cycling. Tyler is one of the most successful riders to come out of the United States of America. His inclusion helps globalize our team in support of developing cycling on the African continent through the Qhubeka foundation," added Team Principal, Douglas Ryder.

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