Team Announcement for DHI World Champs – Val di Sole (ITA)

Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships at Val di Sole – Trentino, Italy, from 6-11 September.

The following riders have been selected according to the 2016 CSA-MTB Selection Criteria:

Elite Men:

Greg Minnaar
Stefan Garlicki
Johann Potgieter
Jonathan Philogene

Junior Men:

Christopher Philogene
Coenie Slabbert
Cullen McMaster

As required in our MTB Selection Policy, very strict and objective selection criteria were applied, with data assessed from at least seven designated selection races, as well as taking international performances into account, where applicable. This year, unfortunately no Elite or Junior Women met the performance criteria.

The Downhill World Championships are held separately to the Cross-country World Championships this year after the XCO Champs were staged earlier than usual due to the upcoming Rio Olympic Games taking place in August.

Congratulations on your selection and we wish you every success.