Ah yes, they are! and I'm eager to see them racing! that project is simply cool. You can find out more on their facebook
Read here a short press release about the first team camp:
"Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung recently completed its training camp in South Africa. This was the first get-together with all riders and staff as the team prepares to be Africa's first ever Professional Continental team in 2013. Upon completing the camp, captain Gerald Ciolek had the following to say.
“I really enjoyed the first get together with the team. We had good training days in great summer conditions in Johannesburg. To me, the team is very professional and well organised. I never imagined the team management would care so much about the riders. I see great potential in this team; with an average age of 24 we can expect some good progress.”
“Our first focus of the year will be the spring races. We are very excited to receive an invitation to Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. We hope also to get invitations to Milan-San Remo and Tirreno-Adriatico which would be a big goal for me.”
“We have great equipment on the team. The Trek bike feels great, even if it always needs a few weeks to get used to the new set up but I can already say I'm looking forward to racing on the bike.”
“There are some young really talented riders on the team, but they are not only future potential. I can see there's already a good level so we don't need to hide in any of the first races.”"