CyclingSA confirm that after being faced with an appeal with respect to the exclusion of one of the women road cycling athletes, that the appeal board has made a final decision, which supports the original selection process used by CyclingSA and the decision made regarding the women’s road cycling team.
The appeal board was requested to review the decision and to determine if the selectors had indeed followed due process and procedures in completing the final selection.
After last year’s heartbreak, Kevin Evans and David George smashed the course record to reclaim their rightful place as winners of the 2012 sani2c, presented by BoE Private Clients, in Scottburgh on Saturday morning.
The Nedbank 360Life riders took the overall lead after winning the opening stage between Underberg and McKenzie Club near Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday and did not relinquish it again. Keep reading for a day by day report.
Nelspruit was abuzz with South Africa’s top road cyclists today for the opening race of the Mpumalanga Sport Council 2012 SA National Road Cycling and Time Trial Championships.
The cream of the crop took to the roads on their own, battling the hot, humid and still conditions in the Individual Time Trial discipline, marking the start of what is expected to be four great days of top notch road cycling.
Burry Stander, Cherise Taylor, David George, Kevin Evans, James Reid, Rourke Croeser and Myles Van Muschenbrook will all be lined up come Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January in the KZN Time Trial and Road Cycling Championships.
Many of these names are mostly associated with mountain biking, but with full road closures and spectacular routes, these big guns of the MTB world could not pass up the opportunity to take up the road cycling challenge.
Simply outnumbered in Eritrea, Team South Africa still topped the medals table at the African Continental road cycling championships in Asmara that ended on Sunday.
South Africa took only seven riders to the championships but come back with 11 medals in their baggage. Of these three were gold, five silver and three bronze.
That saw them getting the better of Eritrea (six medals in total) while Morocco and Mauritius ended with two apiece.
Cycling South Africa has selected a strong team to participate in the African Continental Championships to be held in Asmara, Eritrea from 9 to 13 November 2011.
No doubt reclaiming our rightful spot as African Champions will be uppermost in the minds of the riders. The ladies will have an extra incentive as they go all out to rake in maximum UCI qualification points for the 2012 Olympics. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, fresh from her Amashova victory will lead the charge and will be joined by other Olympic hopefuls, Cherise Taylor, Joanna van de Winkel and Robyn de Groot.
South Africa’s Elite Women’s road cycling team put on a great display of determination and are starting to reap the rewards of their months of racing in Europe when they remained with the main bunch for most of the race in Copenhagen on Saturday, 24 September, at the 2011 UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Denmark.
Four South African women have displayed their prestige in the international pro road cycling world as they form part of an 8-member team to participate in a Grand Tour event.
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Joanna Van de Winkel, Marissa Van der Merwe and Cherise Taylor have been selected as part of the starting line-up for the Giro d’Italia Femminile, the women’s version of the Giro d’Italia, from the 1st -10th July 2011.