Double Dutch disappointment for Spies

South Africa’s lone representative at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Jean Spies, found things tough at the Apeldoorn velodrome in the Netherlands as he failed to beat anybody in his two events. In the men’s 1km time trial Spies finished 23rd out of 23 starters in the qualification after his time of 1:04,681 left him 5,164 seconds behind qualifying winner Jeffery Hoogland’s 59.517. In the keirin, Spies finished fifth out of five and fourth…

"Double Dutch disappointment for Spies"

Brad in for Willie at Gold Coast

Cycling South Africa “updated” their Commonwealth Games team with a couple of injury concerns causing one change to the team, while Alan Hatherly is still on track for the Gold Coast in April. Cycling SA announced yesterday they have received official confirmation from SASCOC that Bradley Potgieter has been approved as the replacement for Willie Smit. Smit, who rides for Team Katusha, fractured his clavicle in Portugal recently and will not be fit for the…

"Brad in for Willie at Gold Coast"

Spies a lonely SA rider

SOUTH Africa will have one lone representative oldest World Championships in cycling, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, starting on Wednesday March 28. Jean Spies has been entered in the time trial and Keirin. He will line up on Sunday for the TT qualifying, with the final due to take pace the same evening, while the Keirin takes place on Thursday. Click for full programme and TV times The Track World Championships were…

"Spies a lonely SA rider"

Spies, Smith play it again, and again

LED by six-medal winner Jean Spies and junior Courtney Smith, the South African team returned from the African Continental Track Championships in Casablanca, Morocco with a massive haul of 34 medals. With UCI points and slots for the UCI Track World Championships on offer, three of South Africa’s Commonwealth Games track cyclists were in attendance, but “endurance sprinters” Steven van Heerden, Joshua van Wyk and Gert Fouché were overshadowed by Spies and Smith who each…

"Spies, Smith play it again, and again"

Busy February kicks off

JUST three days into February and already big things are happening with an action-packed couple of months ahead for us cycling fans. Last week the team for the Commonwealth Games (see below) was announced with no less than 18 cyclists included, but there is plenty to keep us entertained before they compete in mid-April at the Gold Coast in Australia. Today in Stellenbosch the first leg of the SA Cup Series (preview below) takes place…

"Busy February kicks off"

Commonwealth Games teams

Nolan Hoffman, Brendon Davids and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio will headline the cycling squad which forms part of the South African Commonwealth Games team for the Gold Coast Games in Australia from April 4-15. There are 18 cyclists  in the squad which will take part in road, track and mountain biking events, with men and women chosen in all three disciplines. Three men and two women will also be on their bikes for the triathlon events. There…

"Commonwealth Games teams"

Action-packed 2018 for SA riders

Cycling South Africa this week confirmed all the calendar dates and provinces that will be hosting the South African National Championship events for 2018. For a list of all CSA events, as well as all CSA-sanctioned stage and one-day races go to the www.OnYourBike.bike calendar page. What should be the highlight of the SA racing calendar, the SA National Road Championships, will be hosted by Western Cape Cycling with the support of Eden Cycling, and…

"Action-packed 2018 for SA riders"