Pretoria schoolgirl Azulde Britz has joined Positive Sports Solutions as an ambassador for the next year, providing a significant boost to her burgeoning cycling career.
The 17-year-old Britz, who is in matric, has excelled at road racing and mountain biking and is looking forward to being one of the faces of Positive Sports Solutions.
The South African company has followed a policy of bringing affordable options from the overseas market to the country, focusing on quality products to assist local consumers.
Among the products it distributes are HEAD bikes, Westfalia bike carriers, Gipiemme wheels and Controltech bike components.
The 17-year-old Britz is excited about her new position, which she feels will help her achieve her goals.
“It is really amazing and I am so privileged to have them supporting me as I try to realise my dreams,” she said.
Her earliest cycling memories are of riding in muddy races with her father in Parys in Free State, but Britz has now become a star in her own right.
“The biggest highlights of my career include winning the SA cross-marathon championship in the youth category in 2016 and racing for both Team HEAD/Ciclo [based in German) in 2017 and Team RYGTER [based in Denmark] in Europe earlier this year,” she said.
Focused on road racing, Britz said her goals for this year were to race internationally again and to be selected for the national team for the world road championships in Austria in September.
A Positive Sports Solutions spokesman said they felt the talented Britz would make a positive contribution to their operations.
“We see it as the perfect opportunity to have a young talented cyclist promoting the Positive Sports brands,” he said.
“She’s been a leading rider in the Gauteng Schools Spur series for the past five years.
“This gives us a chance to work with one of the country’s most promising young riders to help her to achieve her goals.”