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Brian Smith – Team Dimension Data’s General Manager


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Brian Smith. Photo©Ed Hood

With the retirement of David Miller, Scotland has just one representative left in the World Tour, Sky’s Andy Fenn; but with MTN-Qhubeka morphing into ‘Team Dimension Data, riding for Qhubeka’ for 2016 and moving up to the first division of professional cycling the nation has another man at the heart of world cycling. Brian Smith is General Manager with the South African team and is always happy to chat to VeloVeritas.

Here’s what he had to say to us as the day before his riders Cam Meyer and Nathan Haas grabbed second and fourth behind Jack Bobridge in the Australian Elite Road race Championships in Ballarat.

An easy question to start with Brian; your personal highlights of season 2015?

“That’s actually a hard one!

“There are three; Steve Cummings Tour de France stage win on Mandela Day was very special and it was great to see Daniel Teklehaimanot in the mountains jersey at the Tour, too.

“But Kristian Sbaragli’s Vuelta stage win was proof that we’re not just a team which is about taking on successful guys to get