In a shock move, the president of Cycling South Africa (CSA) William Newman, resigned today.
The resignation was with immediate effect, the organisation announced at its national council meeting, which preceded an annual general meeting in Gauteng today.
CSA secretary-general Gregory van Heerden will step into the breach until nominations for a new president have been requested. The nominations and manifestos must be approved by the board.
Newman will continue to serve on the continental Confederation of African Cycling Management Committee and at the UCI (International Cycling Union) Track Management Committee.