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SolRx Sunscreen Featured in UK Cycling Magazine, BikesEtc

“Developed for Hawaiian Ironmen, worn by tough Tour de France types, now available to mortals.”

When it comes to articulating the essence of SolRx sport sunscreen, UK cycling magazine, BikesEtc, put it best. In the new September issue of BikesEtc, readers can find SolRx featured in the Départ Insight section of the magazine.

Praise to the South African cycling pros of Team Dimension Data at this year’s Tour de France, SolRx was recognized as the sport sunscreen of choice for grueling, long-distance stages. And with the range of SolRx products available in the UK, it caught the attention of the editors at BikesEtc. Check out the full write-up below for the complete scoop.

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SolRx Sponsors Team Dimension Data for Quebeka

SolRx is now the official sunscreen for Team Dimension Data for Quebeka, the South African road cycling team.Team Dimension Data

The team is one of 18 confirmed World Tour teams for 2016, has a history that dates back to 2007. That’s when it was founded as MTN-Quebeka, sponsored by a South African cellular phone network provider. A year later, it became a Union Cycliste International Continental Team, and remained so until 2012. After that, it was registered as a Professional Continental Team, and became the first such team from Africa. In 2015 MTN ended its sponsorship, and global information technology company Dimension Data has helped forge a new team from the old.

As MTN-Quebeka, Team Dimension Data has had some prominent successes. Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo in 2013, and the team got its first Grand Tour wildcard for the 2014 Vuelta a España. The team made history as the first registered team from Africa to take part in the 2015 Tour de France. There, Steve Cummings won in the first stage of the tour, stage 14 of Mandela Day. The team won a second Grand Tour stage victory at the 2015 Vuelta a España thanks to Kristian Sbaragli.

Team Dimension Data for Quebeka

The new Team Dimension Data was created last year to reflect the new sponsorship. The name change displays the team’s support of Quebeka, World Bicycle Relief’s South African program. Quebeka gives bicycles to people in need in order to help improve communities, the environment, and individual growth.

Team Dimension Data for Quebeka is now one of the UCI’s confirmed World Tour teams for 2016, which means it will compete in 28 road cycling events throughout the men’s cycling season. The season started with the Tour Down Under on January 19, and ends this October 9 with a team time trial at the World Championships. This is the eighth edition of the UCI’s ranking system.

Members of Team Dimension Data

International Team Dimension Data members include:

  • Igor Anton (ESP)
  • Natnael Berhane (ERI)
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)
  • Theo Bos (NED)
  • Matthew Brammeier (IRL)
  • Mark Cavendish (GBR)
  • Stephen Cummings (GBR)
  • Mekseb Debesay (ERI)
  • Nicolas Dougall (RSA)
  • Bernhard Eisel (AUT)
  • Tyler Farrar (USA)
  • Omar Fraile (ESP)
  • Nathan Haas (AUS)
  • Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA)
  • Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)
  • Songezo Jim (RSA)
  • Merhawi Kudus (ERI)
  • Cameron Meyer (AUS)
  • Adrien Niyonshuti (RWA)
  • Serge Pauwels (BEL)
  • Youcef Reguigui (ALG)
  • Mark Renshaw (AUS)
  • Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)
  • Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR)
  • Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI)
  • Jay Thomson (RSA)
  • Johann van Zyl (RSA)
  • Jaco Venter (RSA)

SolRx, with its high-performance, broad-spectrum sunscreen, is proud to sponsor these elite cyclists as they compete in many different weather conditions around the world.