RACE REPORT: BESTMED JACARANDA SATELLITE CLASSIC

This past weekend we raced in and around the roads of the small country town of Hartbeespoort dam in the North West. The race promised to be a battle between the top teams with the undulating roads and the 4km climb of Hekpoort. With all teams visible in the early moves, it was Meron Teshome (MTN-Qhubeka ...

TSOGO SUN AMASHOVA RACE REPORT – 12 October

This weekend we raced in the beautiful province of Kwazulu Natal at the Tsogo Sun Amashova road classic that took us from Pietermaritzburgh to Durban.   Due to bad weather conditions the Amashova Criterium was unfortunately cancelled on Saturday afternoon. With the MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team ready for action the riders were a bit disappointed, but this fuelled ...

Engen Series Pretoria – 4th of October 2014

MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team   The past weekend saw the MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team race a circuit race at the Union Buildings of Pretoria.   With a very well organized Engen crew and full road closure the cyclists enjoyed a great atmosphere in the cycling safe environment. Racing around the adulating course at the Union Building brought fire works of a ...

CAMPUS 2 CAMPUS

The Campus to Campus Road Race took place in the MTN-Qhubeka Feeder Team hometown of Potchefstroom this past Sunday. With all the local South African professional teams present, it set the stage for an epic battle for victory. Riders were greeted with a breezy northerly wind and the undulating roads to Parys. The distance of ...

CYCLIST ATTEMPTS GLOBAL RIO TOUR

Switzerland-based Richard Laizer became the first Tanzanian cyclist to attempt and successfully complete 937.3 kilometre Tour do Rio staged in Rio de Janeiro from August 26 through September. Laizer rubbed shoulders with the world’s best totaling 60 cyclists from 13 nations across the world to finish at 45th position. The event which is the biggest in South ...

Natnael Berhane prepares Vuelta a España at World Cycling Centre

“I’m so happy to be here. It’s like home to me,” says the 23-year-old Eritrean, who was a trainee at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in 2011 and 2012. “It’s good to train here in the mountains for the Vuelta.” Natnael Berhane first arrived at the WCC in Aigle (Switzerland) in March 2011, determined to chase ...

#ROAD TRIP TO PARIS

Liesbeth Kanis and 39 other brave ladies set out to Paris with a goal to raise awareness for women’s cycling…. Mission accomplished! By braving the wet and rainy roads to Paris she managed to raise enough funds for one Tanzanian woman’s cyclist to join the World Cycling Centre Africa to prepare for the upcoming 2015 ...

SUPPORTING TANZANIAN WOMAN’S CYCLING

Support the fundraising cause  for woman cyclists in Tanzania, by making your contribution today and create role models for the future! Women need role models and sport is a great way to achieve this. They usually have to overcome more barriers to get where they are. Tanzanian women have been a tremendous inspiration to me and ...

WORLD CYCLING CENTRE AFRICA SPREADS WINGS TO EGYPT

Egypt Ladies - Gold and Bronze

The World Cycling Centre Africa’s Head Coach, Andrew Smith, conducted a dual purpose mission to Egypt in April and May 2014.  Smith conducted a two week training camp which served as a trial and feasibility study of the South Sinai region for the soon to be implemented World Cycling Centre Satellite in St Katherine. The training ...

OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICANS TO SUCCESS

Centre Mondial du Cyclisme

The World Cycling Centre Africa Team has riders based at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland, to train and race in Europe in July and August. The main objective will be to uplift the cycling in Africa. The athletes will focus on scientific training programs, mental skills training and sport psychology. They will also receive education ...