Marli Labuschagne selected for CAC Horizons Africa Women’s Team

Marli Labuschagne selected for CAC Horizons Africa Women’s Cycling Training and Racing Camp

Marli Labuschagne, a young and talented road racing cyclist from South Africa, has been chosen to partake in the CAC Horizons Africa Women’s Cycling Training and Racing Camp from 01 -31 July 2023. The camp is a joint initiative by the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) and HORIZONS Africa Women’s Cycling to identify and develop the next generation of African women cyclists.

Labuschagne, who was born on 20 May 2005, has shown impressive results in the national championships, finishing fourth in both the road race and the time trial in the junior category in 2022 and 202312

The camp will take place in Belgium, and will offer intensive training, coaching, mentoring, and racing opportunities for 12 selected riders from across the continent. The camp aims to prepare the riders for the 2023 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in August.

Labuschagne said she was thrilled to be part of the camp and hoped to learn from the best coaches and riders in Africa. She also expressed her gratitude to her family, friends and sponsors for their support and encouragement.

“I’m very excited and honoured to be selected for this camp. It’s a dream come true for me to train with some of the best women cyclists in Africa and to learn from their experiences. I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way, especially my parents, my coach, my teammates, and my sponsors. I hope to make them proud and to represent South Africa well at the camp and in future races,” she said.

Ian Goetham, Youth Transformation and Development commissioner states: “We are grateful to the CAC and Horizons Africa Women’s cycling program for allowing Labuschagne the opportunity to train under the guidance of seasoned coaches and experienced mentors who will provide valuable insights to help her further develop her skills and enhance her racing techniques.”

Cycling South Africa would like to whish Marli all the best with her preparation and racing endeavours.






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