“We are excited to partner with Discovery because they share this vision of high performance and sustainable growth through innovation.”
NTT Pro Cycling, previously known as Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team based in South Africa. In 2015 they became the very first African team to compete in the Tour de France. Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot also made history when he spent four days in the race’s polka-dot jersey, becoming the first African to wear it.
In 2018, Discovery joined the sport as NTT Pro Cycling’s Official Wellness Partner. Discovery works with the team to inspire and educate people to get active and make choices towards a physically active lifestyle. Both partners support Qhubeka, a charity that uses bicycles to connect people to schools, clinics and jobs, with NTT Pro Cycling aiming to fund 5 000 bicycles every year for Qhubeka. In 2020, NTT Pro Cycling announced that 1996 Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis and his partners at the Virtu Cycling had acquired a third of the team's ownership and he would serve as manager. The team’s achievements are largely credited to the way they use innovative technologies to apply insights from data analytics – an approach to success that is shared by Discovery.
Douglas Ryder, a former South African professional cyclist and NTT Pro Cycling principal, says: “We are excited to have a partnership with Discovery because they share this vision of high performance and sustainable growth through innovation. By applying data-driven research and real-time technology, together we are able to consistently achieve pinnacles of success.