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2020 Tour de France is the goal

Du Plessis reveals that Team Dimension Data has a long way to go

19:18 February 9, 2018
Mechelle Buys du Plessis

Hatta: Team Dimension Data is confident of winning The Tour de France by 2020.

Mechelle Buys du Plessis, managing director for Middle East at digital technology provider Dimension Data related that an outright win in The Tour de France is the main goal before the Mark Cavendish-led outfit.

“It’s 2018 and we are just about starting our season. Mark’s [Cavendish] win on Stage Three [on Thursday] shows that the team is coming together for one another. This is just a good sign that they can go on during the remainder of the season and smash their way through many more races,” du Plessis told Gulf News.

“These are all brilliant riders that we have in the team. There are great expectations from them, and on Thursday they showed exactly that. The Tour de France remains our main goal and we’ve got another two years to achieve that,” she added.

“At the same time they are our ambassadors, while also being lovely people. Cav will be the one carrying the team, and we can look forward to some great results from this group,” she said.