South African Road Cycling and Time Trial Champion Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio saw her cycling dreams become reality last week when she finished in the podium third place position at the La Flèche Wallone Femme one-day UCI World Cup race in Belgium.
Moolman-Pasio, who races for the Belgian-based Lotto Belisol team and is currently based in Europe, is elated with her result and felt quietly confident going into the race. “I don’t like to be too vocal before races, I rather let my legs do the talking. But deep down inside I had a good feeling. Carl (Pasio, Ashleigh’s husband) and I have been training hard together, and leading into the race my power numbers looked very good.
JIt could be game over for most of the riders who missed this move as the chances of closing a 6:28 lead over the next four days are slim.
Antomarchi is hesitant to make any bold predictions as to what might happen during the second stage. “We are going to take it one stage at a time.” Although Antomarchi did hint that they are not going to give up the yellow jersey without a decent fight.
Hunter is looking forward to the next few days of racing. “It is going to be interesting. There are quite a few games we could play not having the yellow jersey on our team.”
The FedGroup-Itec cyclists are normally known for their heroics in the dirt of South Africa’s toughest mountain-bike trails, but they have decided to test the truth of the saying that a change can be as good as a holiday.
This is why Brandon Stewart, Neil MacDonald, Kevin Evans and Brad Stroberg will switch from mountain bikes to road bikes for a few weeks to compete in the UCI-sanctioned Mzansi Tour powered by Cathsseta (17-21 April).
The fact that the riders from FedGroup-Itec will participate in the Mzansi Tour, might have the proverbial effect of setting a cat loose among the pigeons.
Cycling SA reports that Pieter Seyffert returned an adverse analytical finding in an in-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 17 February 2013. The analytical report confirmed the presence of the stimulant, Phentermine in his urine sample. Seyffert is therefore provisionally suspended with immediate effect from competing in any [...]
With the announcement that Robert Hunter (Team Garmin-Sharp) will represent the South African National Team during the UCI-sanctioned Mzansi Tour by Cathsseta (17-21 April), the proverbial cat was set loose among the pigeons.
The former Tour de France stage winner made it clear that he does not consider his participation in the Mzansi Tour as a cycling holiday or a five-day training session, stating that if it was just about the training he would not have participated
Cycling South Africa is proud to announce the ASG National Invitational road cycling team that will be participating in the inaugural Mzansi Tour, taking place in South Africa from 17 to 21 April 2013.
The five-day five-stage event has a UCI category 2.2 grading and will host South African and international cycling teams.
Team Bonitas returned to the podium today thanks to the spectacular performances from Herman Fouche and Christoff van Heerden who took the first and the third places at the Pick N Pay Cape Argus Challenge 2013.
In weather conditions that held perfectly well through the race, Herman Fouche made the last dash a second earlier to Tyler Day of BMC Westvaal followed closely by team mate Christoff van Heerden for victory in 2:39:55. Van Heerden came in third with 2:39:56, tenth of a second slower than second placed Tyler Day.
Newly crowned national champions MTN-Qhubeka showed their winning form when they swept to victory in the team time-trial on the second day of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by ASG, near Stellenbosch on Wednesday.
Africa’s first Pro Continental team’s feeder riders set a blistering pace in near-perfect conditions on the 38km course to record a time of 48 minutes 14.1 seconds at the finish on the Allée Bleue wine estate.