Spies and Du Preez Qualify for UCI Track World Championships

Posted by on 13 February 2020 in News

Spies and Du Preez Qualify for UCI Track World Championships

The UCI Track World Championships will be held in Berlin, Germany from the 26th of February to the 1st of March 2020. Normally this event is the most prestigious of the season but in an Olympic year it has to take second place behind the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan in August. Riders from nations all around the world have been competing for their places in Berlin, the last event in the grueling qualification process for the Olympics. South Africans, Jean Spies...

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Spies on Track for 2020

Posted by on 18 December 2019 in News

Spies on Track for 2020

Jean Spies has just finished a tour of the world from Glasgow in the U.K.  to Hong Kong and finally New Zealand, to compete in three UCI Track World Cup events in his quest earn much needed UCI points and to comply with the Olympic qualification criteria. The Glasgow World Cup was a tough event, as every country was represented and all were competing for the much sought after points. Jeans results were not up to his high standard so he re-grouped and moved his focus to the...

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Track World Cup Series in Full Swing!

Posted by on 8 November 2019 in News

Track World Cup Series in Full Swing!

This weekend the Track Cycling World Cup is being held in Glasgow (8-10 November).  A top level field of athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics will ensure a high level of competition. Tickets are already sold out for what is guaranteed to be a spectacle of speed and ability. Jean Spies is competing in the at the event. He will participate in both the sprint and kierin events. Spies is current African Continental Champion and South Africa’s National Champion and is...

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SA’S TOP TRACK DUO QUALIFY FOR UCI TRACK WORLD CUP SEASON

Posted by on 20 September 2019 in News

SA’S TOP TRACK DUO QUALIFY FOR UCI TRACK WORLD CUP SEASON

Image credit : Natascha V.Chekannikova SA’s Top Track Duo Qualify for 2019/2020 UCI Track World Cup Season After a long hot week racing and training in Barcelona, Spain the latest UCI rankings show that both Jean Spies and Charlene Du Preez have achieved the required placings to allow them to race the 2019/2020 UCI World Cup Track season.  This is a major milestone on their quest for final Tokyo Olympic qualification. To qualify for Tokyo riders must compete in at least...

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SA’S BENEDICT MOQUMO PICKED TO ATTEND UCI 2019 TRACK IDENTIFICATION CAMP

Posted by on 17 September 2019 in News

SA’S BENEDICT MOQUMO PICKED TO ATTEND UCI 2019 TRACK IDENTIFICATION CAMP

Benedict “Bennie” Moqumo, one of South Africa’s most promising young track cyclists, has been offered a place at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) 2019 Track Identification Camp. This camp, which takes place at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre (WCC) Aigle, Switzerland, in mid October,  assesses the skill and performance of young athletes. This could be career changing for Moqumo (20), who was born and raised in Soweto and has never been to Europe, as athletes who excel...

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SA’s JEAN SPIES NOW RANKED 2ND IN THE WORLD

Posted by on 14 August 2019 in News

SA’s JEAN SPIES NOW RANKED 2ND IN THE WORLD

The latest UCI (Union Cycliste International) world rankings show Jean Spies to be ranked in 2nd in the world for the 1km time trial, (affectionally called the Kilo). Known as the race of truth, as it is the rider versus the clock for one kilometer.  Spies admits he loves to hate it and hates to love it, but agrees it is one of his strongest events. Not only has his 1km TT improved in world rankings but Spies is also now ranked 15th and 28th in the kierin and sprint...

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