The Breitling Triathlon Squad comprising of Jan Frodeno, Chris “Macca” McCormack, and Daniela Ryf competed together in their first shared mission: the grueling Coronation Double Century bicycle race in Swellendam, South Africa.
Along with a team that included Breitling CEO Georges Kern, world champion mountain biker Nino Schurter, Ironman champion Ronnie Schildknecht, and Italian road cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, they rode in support of Qhubeka, a South African charity that provides bicycles to people in communities with limited transportation options.
The three members of the Breitling Triathlon Squad, namely Jan Frodeno was the first triathlete to win both the Olympic triathlon gold medal and the Ironman World Championship title, Chris “Macca” McCormack has claimed two Ironman World Championships, and Swiss star Daniela Ryf has won the Ironman World Championship and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship four times, most recently in 2018.
The Squad were riding for Qhubeka, a South African charity that moves people forward with bicycles – improving their access to schools, health-care centres, and places of work. The name Qhubeka means “to move forward.” Qhubeka’s programs include learn-to-earn programs for schoolchildren and work-to-earn programs for adults. The funds raised through this partnership will allow Qhubeka to distribute 500 bicycles to communities that are in desperate need of them.
The day after the Coronation Double Century, the Triathlon Squad and other members of the Breitling team visited one of Qhubeka’s projects and were able to experience firsthand the impact that the bicycles would have on the community.