SA Mountain Bike Marathon Team Selection Process 2017

The overall CyclingSA Mountain Bike Selection Policy was published in November 2016, and includes the policy and performance criteria for selection to the South African MTB Marathon Team. The policy is available on the CyclingSA website at, and includes a list of the selection races used to assess the performance of riders contending for a spot on the SA MTB Marathon Team, to represent South Africa at the UCI MTB Marathon World Champs at Singen in Germany on the 24thand 25th June 2017.

The CyclingSA MTB Selection Panel uses the performance of riders at the nominated selection races, to assess riders in contention. To do this, data from results is evaluated during the selection period, to identify those riders who are in contention. While riders are aware of their general results, it is important that we keep them informed of their performance relative to others. The final SA MTB Marathon team is limited to a maximum of 2 Women and 2 Men, but final selection is of course subject to performance and meeting the criteria.

The Table below shows current performance levels and assessments:

Final team selection will be done immediately after the SA MTB Marathon Championships, which will be held at Cascades, Pietermaritzburg on 21st May 2017.

Any further queries can be directed to the MTB Convenor of Selectors, Grevile Ruddock




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