The shock resignation of Cycling South Africa president William Newman headlines episode 12 of the In the Bunch show.
We also talk to Daryl Impey and Carla Oberholzer after their dominant performances at the SA National Road Championships and have a look at what transpired at the African Continental Championships.
On the mountain biking scene, we dart between the various UCI-rated stage races that filled the calendar in February and look at local fortunes ahead of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Stellenbosch.
There is also an innovation by the UCI, which we try to wrap our heads around.
Our Hot Spot features Walter Thornhill’s must-read memoirs, Eye of the Child.
If you blink, the “world’s fastest moving cycling news magazine show” will leave you behind.
Episode 12 includes:
- William Newman steps down as president of Cycling South Africa;
- Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey wins his first elite national road title;
- Carla Oberholzer’s titles at the SA National Road Championships and Ride for Sight;
- Reynard Butler bags one for the team at Ride for Sight;
- Jean Spies and Courtney Smith rack up golds at the African Continental Track Championships;
- Outnumbered Eddie van Heerden fifth at African Continental Road Championships;
- South African hopeful Alan Hatherly fractures wrist ahead of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race in Stellenbosch;
- Qualifying format introduced to UCI Mountain Bike World Cup;
- Walter Thornhill’s memoirs, Eye of the Child;
- National MTB Series in jeopardy;
- HB Kruger and Stuart Marais on top at TransCape MTB Encounter;
- Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys hold their own at Tankwa Trek; and
- Candice Lill and Helen Grobert labour to victory at Tankwa Trek.
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