Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio made history as the highest ranked South African road cyclist after she recently moved up to third on the UCI world rankings.
Moolman-Pasio, who ranked sixth in 2015, has had considerable success over the last few months after she suffered a hip fracture last year.
Most recently she secured two top ten finishes at the Women’s Tour of Britain this month and finished seventh overall.
This came hot on the heels of her double win in France where she won the La Classique Morbihan and the Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan in May.
Earlier that month she also won the overall title at the Emakumeen XXX. Bira in Spain.
The 32-year-old once again made her home following proud when she delivered the best ever South African result at the Rio Olympics last year when she finished tenth.
Carla Oberholzer and Lise Olivier are the next South Africans to feature on the world rankings, sitting 145th and 146th respectively.