Top South African cyclist Carla Swart’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, February 3.
Fellow cyclists are expected to gather at The Boardwalk Casino’s Vodacom Amphitheatre at 4.30pm.
In 2007 Daryl Impey made sure that people took note of the MTN Cycling team when he won no less than 15 races.
The good news is that Impey will be back in “yellow” this year riding for MTN Qhubeka. Both local and international riders should take note that Impey is a rider on a mission. He is going to ride to win because he has something to prove.
Team RSAWEB took to the streets of Paarl this past weekend for the second race of the Pro Classic Series Summer League – Boland Drukpers Funride. Team RSAWEB had a great showing with both Robert Quinn and Carl Pasio in the top 5. Check out the race report below.
Cervelo’s Cameron Meyer of Australia beat countryman Matthew Goss (Team HTC-HighRoad) by two seconds to win the Down Under Tour overall. Team Sky’s Ben Swift won the final stage while Lance Armstrong finished his last race outside the U.S. in 65th place out of 129 riders, refusing to speak to reporters afterward.
Mark Cavendish, arguably the worlds top sprinter had to pick his way through traffic to finish in the Tour Down Under Thursday, leaving officials highly embarrassed at the third stage of the event.
Cavendish had a tough day at the office on Wednesday suffering cuts and abrasions to his face and body in a from a crash, and was left trailing late in Thursday’s finale as the peloton tackled a hilly 21 kilometer circuit three times.
Tour of South Africa organisers today announced that Cell C will be the Title Sponsor of the inaugural Tour of South Africa, the international professional cycle race which will take place in February this year. This much anticipated event which will be known as The Cell C Tour of South Africa 2011 is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 category, 8 day, 7 stage road race will start in Pretoria and finish in Paarl, with cyclists riding over 1200km in total.
Deon Swart, father of Carla Swart has said that he cannot blame the driver of the truck that killed his daughter for the accident, and would like to tell him that. This, following the death of his daughter under tragic circumstances on the Marquard road in the Free State. A very positive and mature approach to an incredibly sad moment for the Swart family.
“From the information at my disposal, it appears as if the driver did everything in his ability to try and avoid the accident,” Swart said from Atlanta in the United States.
Carla Swart, one of South Africa’s foremost cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck while training in the Free State province on Wednesday morning. She was 23.
Swart represented South Africa at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi where she finished as the highest-placed SA rider in eighth position in the women’s road race.