JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 26 May, 2022 – Fans of Team Qhubeka have the opportunity to further get behind the team with the exciting announcement of the launch of the Ekoi Supporters Jersey, which is now available to order.
The jersey features the iconic 2022 design which is modeled on an African horizon, with the hand up a sign of a future of great things to come.
This launch follows that of the Ekoi team racing kit as well as the hugely popular off-bike ‘Hand Up’ apparel from The Vandal.
All of these items are available via further special offers for members who join the Team Qhubeka Community, through which they further can lend their support to the team into the future.
The Team Qhubeka replica jersey manufactured by Ekoi undergoes the same design rigor as those designed for the pro teams including: laser cut sleeve, technical aspects, comfort and breathability.
Two complementary fabrics – made in Italy – are used in the design which includes micro perforated fabric on the front, sides and back, 3 back pockets and a separate composition for the the hemless sleeves.
Microdry fibre captures the sweat and removes it quickly to keep the body dry while the sleeves are Ekoi Second Skin fibre, which is laser-cut fibre, silicone-free and hemless for optimal comfort.
3 classic pockets with elastic at the top of the pockets for a perfect fit.
Invisible, self-locking YKK zipper.
Zipper covers at the bottom of the shirt to prevent chafing.
Elastic band with silicone inserts at the back of the shirt for a perfect fit.
Bevelled cut for comfort.
The supporters jersey is 100% polyester and is available in 7 sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / 2XL / 3XL
For our supporters based in South Africa, please see the following link with further information regarding availability of the jersey: https://bit.ly/3Ny60fF
About Team Qhubeka
Team Qhubeka is a movement from Africa, aiming to build an inclusive global community; united by the common purpose of changing lives with bicycles.Founded in 2007, Team Qhubeka became the first-ever African cycling team to gain a UCI WorldTour license, in 2016.
We achieved our first major win in 2013 when Gerald Ciolek won Milan-San Remo, one of the five Monuments of cycling. We have competed in seven Tour de France’s and notched up 7 stage wins, with Mark Cavendish wearing the coveted Yellow Jersey at the 2016 Tour de France.
2022 saw us return to UCI Continental status as we took the next step in our journey that will see us rebuild, with the intention to return to highest level and once again represent Africa at the Tour de France.
We are a multicultural, diverse team with bases in South Africa, the Netherlands and Italy. Our focus on developing African cycling has resulted in more than 55 riders from the African continent be given the opportunity to race on the world stage.
We race to help people to move forward with bicycles through our relationship with Qhubeka Charity. Through our work with Qhubeka, we have contributed to the distribution of over 35 000 bicycles in communities in South Africa.
Qhubeka is a charity that moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.
A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.
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