UCI Track World Cup final preparations well underway in Manchester

Cycling South Africa has sent a Track cycling team to Great Britain, to participate in the opening round of the UCI Track World Cup Series, to be held in Manchester from 1-3 November 2013.

Men’s Track Sprint

Bernard Esterhuizen
Jeanné Nell
Jean Smith

Men’s Track Endurance

Nolan Hoffman
Kellan Gouveris
Evan Carstens
Theuns van der Bank
Marco Abrahams

Women’s Track Endurance

Maroejska Matthee

Management

Manager: Roger Bouton
Coach: Dave Street

Cycling SA Track Cycling Commission Director, Roger Bouton, reiterated that the track cycling team was selected with focus on qualification for the Commonwealth Games in the Team Sprint and the Team Pursuit events.

Prior to the team’s departure, the Track Commission hosted a five-day training camp at the Bellville velodrome in Cape Town. Special thanks must go to Jean Spies, who attended the training camp despite not being able to attend the World Cup due to his studies. Bouton thanked Spies for his enthusiastic spirit. “He was a great team player, and motivated the team during the course of the week, taking a week out of his studying to support the team and Track Cycling South Africa’s long term vision,” said Bouton.

Bouton also extended thanks to The Hub SA members for generating funds to assist the team with their trip to Manchester. “The members of The Hub were very generous with their donations, which was spread amongst the whole team. We would like to thank them for their tremendous support of our athletes."

The team concluded a successful weeklong training camp in Newport, South Wales, last week before departing early on Saturday morning to compete in the Revolution Series in Manchester on 26 October.

Cycling SA Track Cycling Commission would like to thank James Louter whom introduced us to James Pope, who is facilitating the invitation. The invitation was extended to two track sprint and two track endurance riders, which provided our athletes with some much-needed international competition.

Men’s Track Sprint

Jeanné Nell
Jean Smith

Men’s Track Endurance
Kellan Gouveris
Evan Carstens

ENDS