The 19-year-old, who races for Positive Sports Solutions on the road, says even though she has the win in her sights she will go into the race with an open mind.
“I have a clear goal, but I know that a lot can happen on race day that can influence the results. I’m just going to give it everything I have,” said Janse van Rensburg, who added that Azulde Britz would also be riding in her team.
“I think the plan will be to just stick and work together as long as possible.”
Janse van Rensburg said her goal for the 78km race, which starts in Fish Hoek and features the Smitswinkel, Chapman’s Peak and Suikerbossie climbs, would be to make the racing hard and positive.
“I expect it to be very challenging, with a strong ladies field on the start line. But I’m going to focus on riding the best that I can and give it everything I have.
“I think the shorter distance will make the racing more aggressive and intense and that will suit me.
“I’m positive that I stand a good chance. My form is there and my body is in racing mode. I’m also mentally in a very good and focused space.”
She felt a challenge for her would be to not do too much work and expend a lot of energy early on in the race, but rather to go with the right moves.
“Also to stay calm and wait for the right moment when it comes down to the sprint finish.”
Janse van Rensburg, who will form part of the national team for the 2020 African Continental Road Championships, says she is looking forward to experiencing racing on “such a nice route with beautiful views”.
“Also, to experience taking part in such a big event with so many people doing what they love.
“To win this race will be a dream come true for me personally. Career wise, I believe to win such a big and famous race immediately gives you another level of confidence going forward.”