The African Continental Road Championships begin in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, today with a team time-trial for the junior men and women.
The three junior South African riders involved in the campaign are Damon Fouchee, Dian Fritz and Tiano Da Silva.
“The juniors are ready for the TTT today and they’re hoping for the best,” team coach Bonga Ngqobane told In the Bunch today.
“The competition is very high but we want more points to qualify more riders for the 2020 Olympic Games,” Ngqobane said.
“Our riders promise to do their best to try and gain more points.”
Charlissa Schultz is the only junior woman representing SA and will take part in the individual time-trial on Sunday, followed by the junior road races on Monday.
The elite and under-23 men and women will also take part in their TTTs today, with their road races taking place next Tuesday.