On Wednesday, 3 May 2017, a team of young up and coming mountain bikers were leaving for Bloemfontein to take part in a SA Cup cross country race.
Marco Thiel, Roger Suren and Sean Lowe will take part in the under 10 category for boys, Delsia Janse van Vuuren in the under 10 girls. Daniel Hahn and Kevin Lowe will take part in the under 12 boys category with Ada Kahl in the U12 girls. In the under 14 category Fiona Vorster and Monique du Plessis will represent Namibia for the girls and Justin Vosloo for the boys. Dieter Koen and Hugo Hahn will race in the boys under 16 category and Stefanie Grossmann in the junior girls group. Since this is also a UCI Cat 1 race, she can gather useful UCI points.
This tour is part of the junior development plan of Rock and Rut with the aim that the kids will experience racing on a much higher level and with a bigger starter field. We expect between 20 and thirty kids on the starting grid per group.
A huge Thank You to the following supporters: As mentioned before, this trip is possible due to the financial support of Rock and Rut, as well as Food Lovers Market who have sponsored cycling shirts for the kids to train and to compete in. Bar One has donated Cereals for an energy loaded breakfast as well as chocolates for the 25 hour day of training and racing.
Photos to follow