Cycling South Africa have announced a five-member team to represent the country at the upcoming UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships which take place in Maniago, Italy, from August 2 to 5.
The team is Toni Mould, Gary Coetsee, Pieter du Preez, Goldy Fuchs and Gerhard Viljoen.
Due to financial constraints within the federation, Cycling SA would be unable to assist with funding the team’s participation at the event, a CSA statement said.
Cycling SA para-cycling commission director O’Ryan Bruintjies said as the UCI World Cups were also self-funded, the current world cup team was selected for the championships.
“We were not able to use the 2018 Para-cycling Road World Cup results to select a team for the 2018 UCI World Championships as this would penalise those riders who could not take part in the UCI World Cups,” he said.
“As there are no further opportunities to evaluate riders for the UCI World Championships team it was proposed and accepted that the current UCI World Cup team be automatically selected.”