In episode 16 of the In the Bunch show we touch on the breakthrough ride of Simon Yates and the emergence of Ryan Gibbons at the Giro d’Italia.
The “world’s fastest cycling news magazine show” pay a brief visit to Morné van Niekerk in France and then we ask a local race organiser why they have decided to give the women’s winner more prize-money than the men’s champion.
Nico Bell has been in prolific form this season and he tells the #ITBSHOW how he managed to win joBerg2c, the first leg of the Trailseeker Series and sani2c at his “advanced” age.
Gustav Basson talks to us after the Tour Durban and Tour de Limpopo victories that elevated him to the top of the new Road Cycling Series standings.
Support SA Talent brand ambassador Myles van Musschenbroek explains how the rankings work and Fritz Pienaar touches on the reasons why the Jock Tour was cancelled.
Still on the road, we check in with Kim le Court who won the inaugural 100 Cycle Challenge to make it four classics in a row.
From there it is onto the gravel for the Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo and Amarider 100Miler where cycling legend David George made guest appearances at the front of the respective pelotons.
Episode 16 includes:
• Morné van Niekerk makes his mark in Europe;
• Women set to earn more prize-money than men;
• Age not a factor for Nico Bell;
• Prolific Gustav Basson heads SA cycling rankings;
• How the Road Cycling Series rankings work;
• Jock Tour cancelled;
• Four in a row for Kim le Court;
• Gran Fondo races in South Africa; and
• Amarider 100Miler champ David George in a good headspace.
Photo credits: Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse, Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse, Amelie Barbotin, Jacques Marais/TransCape, Chris Hitchcock, Full Stop Communications, Bigshot Media/KAP sani2c, ATV Productions/Trailseeker, joBerg2c, Anthony Grote, StreamIt360, ZC Marketing Consulting, CTCTT/Bigshot Media, Jetline Action Photography, The Sight Seekers, Memories 4 U Photography, Jacques Marais/JMMPentax, Alanda Radley