We close such a successful cycling year on an extremely sad note as our nation mourns the loss of one of our greatest leaders ever, our late President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. What an icon he was for not only our country, but for the whole world. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. We also remember our very own riders, officials and friends who have passed away this year. May their souls rest in peace.