A new South African mountain-bike team, Team Darkhorse Wheels, was launched recently ahead the 2019 season.
The former road ace Bester, who used to compete on the European circuit, started mountain-biking in October 2017 and this year managed to rack up a total 19 victories and secure the Trailseeker Series title.
Hill has a wealth of experience and specialises in marathon races and stage events.
“We have great synergy in our riding capabilities; especially where our strengths are very well-matched,” Hill said.
“It also helps that we get along very well, which is probably the most underrated aspect of multi-day stage-racing,” Bester added.
Bester also runs a cycling coaching academy, which he said could provide a feeder platform for the professional outfit in the near-future.
“That could ultimately be incorporated into the professional team once they [academy riders] have developed the physical and mental skills needed for racing at an elite level.”