Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
18 Sep 2014
12:00 am

Qhubeka scoop another big name

Wesley Botton

South African trade outfit MTN-Qhubeka announced on Thursday it had received another boost ahead of the 2015 season, after penning a deal with Australian rider Matthew Goss.

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The 27-year-old cyclist joins Africa’s only pro-continental team after spending three years with Australian outfit Orica-GreenEdge.

Goss has previously won two stages at the Giro d’Italia, as well as the team time trial at the 2010 Vuelta a Espana and last year’s Tour de France.

He secured the silver medal in the elite men’s road race at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen, and won the prestigious Milan – San Remo race, a World Tour event, in 2011.

“The experience and fire power that Goss brings to MTN-Qhubeka complements our team goals for 2015 as we target the Spring Classics and Grand Tours,” the team said in a statement.”

Goss joins an impressive list of international riders who will represent the SA outfit next year, including Norwegian rider Edvald Boassen Hagen, Dutchman Theo Bos and American Tyler Farrar.