Checkout this video from the Cyclepassion photo session on Alpe d’Huez during the 2011 Tour de France with Liz Hatch (Road/USA) and Veronica Andreasson (Road/SWE). I am sure that some of the riders pain was subdued at this point of the climb.
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.
Cycling South Africa’s Road Commission caught the first glimpse of their long term plan for competitive road racing come into fruition yesterday, when the U23 men took to the road in Copenhagen for the 2011 UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Denmark.
Cycling South Africa pulled off another major coup by winning the rights to stage final of the 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour in Pietermaritzburg.
The announcement was made at the International Cycling Federation (UCI) Management Committee meeting in Copenhagen on Wednesday, attended by Cycling SA President Greg Till and the event director of the Msunduzi Road Challenge Alec Lenferna.
Organisers of the Msunduzi Road Challenge on 29 and 30 October have paved the way for social road cyclists to participate through a new corporate section to the event, which is the only African leg of the new UCI World Cycling Tour.
In response to requests for corporate teams to take part in the 90km race of the prestigious international road race, Cycling South Africa and the race organising committee have formalised a five-rider corporate team event that can include unregistered riders.
MTN-Qhubeka’s Arran Brown won the Lost City Race that took place on Saturday 20 August, outsprinting Nolan Hoffman over the last kilometre to take the victory. Dusty Day (Matlosana) finished third.
Brown viewed the race as an opportunity to make up for the previous weekend’s racing event, where he lost out on the win in the final 500metres of the race. He achieved his goal, despite a challenging race riddled with mechanical problems.
ok, I relented – this all too familiar pic sums it up for many
PS – not to be confused with the very commendable Happy Friday’s.
If you’re a regular visitor to this site, then you will most definitely recognise the scene. The braai is surrounded by scrawny men and the conversation is doing an updated rerun of “29ers verses 26inch/Campy vs Shimano vs SRAM/C*ontieD005 and his Spanish beef/ultimate olde skool fixie builds”. Call it cycling debate V5.23, and if you don’t get it, you just don’t understand. Until recently this was a bastion of men, and men only (Don’t be fooled by the shaving of legs). Women just didn’t ride bicycles for anything but convenient transport, racing was not a thing for ladies – in fact less than 500 women have competed in Olympic cycling (since first event in LA 1984).
Cadel Evans of BMC Racing just edged out defending champion Alberto Contador to win Stage 4 of the 2011 Tour de France, with Astana’s Alexander Vinokourov third. Birthday boy Philippe Gilbert missed out on celebrating turning 29 in style with the win he had widely been predicted to get, while Thor Hushovd retains the race leader’s yellow jersey.