When Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (MTN/Qhubeka) won the Willro100 Lions Cycle Challenge at Tarlton, North West of Johannesburg, on Sunday (17 April), he at long last opened his winning account as far as South African racing is concerned.
“It was about time for me to begin winning in South Africa again,” Janse van Rensburg said.
Mannie Heymans (Garmin-adidas) and Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN/Qhubeka) will team up to contest next month’s Absa Cape Epic.
This might develop into one of the most exciting combinations during the world famous stage race. One thing is for certain they will be contesting the category ‘Best African Team of the Tour’.
It took a long time, twenty years to be exact, but at long last Rwanda has a cyclist again who is good enough to represent the country at the Olympic Games.
Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN/Qhubeka) actually made cycling history last weekend (12-13 February) when he finished fourth in the pro-elite men’s race of the African Championship at Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch.
You can’t keep a good rider down.
Daryl Impey (MTN/Qhubeka) proved that when he won the pro-elite individual time trial (40km) at the South African Road Championship in Port Elizabeth in 52 minutes and 01 second.
Daryl Impey (MTN/Qhubeka) is definitely one of the most successful riders when it comes to winning medals at the South African Road Championship.
During the past eight years he won no less than four medals (three gold and one silver).
Dylan Girdlestone (MTN/Qhubeka) had to undergo surgery Monday afternoon (31 January) on the collarbone that he had broken during the third stage of the present Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia.
The 21-year-old rider was under the impression that his collarbone was not broken, because the doctor in Malaysia who took the X-rays after his crash reassured him that nothing was broken. The doctor said that the plate and screws that should hold his collarbone together just became loosened on impact.
So near but yet so far! This is probably the best way to describe the heroic performance by Dennis van Niekerk (MTN/Qhubeka) on the infamous Genting Highland Climb during the fifth stage of Malaysia’s Tour de Langkawi.
About 200 meters from the top of the climb Van Niekerk was in the lead and for a few seconds it looked as if he might win the tour’s hardest stage.