Egypt shines with gold medals in honour of teammate 

Egypt shines with gold medals in honour of teammate 

The morning of Day Two of the 2017 African Continental Track Championships began with a moment of silence and respect for Egyptian cyclist Eslam Nasser Zaki at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Stadium in Durban on Human Right’s Day – Tuesday 21 March. Riders and officials on the day wore black bands on their arms and flags were half-mast in honour of him. His teammate, Ebtissam Zayed lapped up the gold medals in both the Elite Women’s Individual Pursuit and Keirin event, and the silver medal in the Team Time Trial (also with Donia Rashwan) events as they held him close to their hearts.

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Afcon Track Champs Day One shortened after incident

Afcon Track Champs Day One shortened after incident

Cycling South Africa is deeply saddened at the tragic death of Egyptian cyclist Eslam Nasser Zaki while participating in the Elite men’s Omnium-Tempo race at the 2017 African Continental Track Championships at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Stadium in Durban today. The 22-year-old was riding on his own when he suddenly fell off his bicycle and after prolonged attempts to resuscitate him, he was declared dead.* The afternoon’s events were suspended.

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A first for women on the Madison track

A first for women on the Madison track

Cycling South Africa’s Track Commission hosted the successful National Madison Championships at the Bellville Velodrome from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 December 2016. Celebrating a first for South African cycling, the Madison Championships were open to women for the first time after the UCI (International Cycling Union) hosted their very first Madison World Championship for junior women earlier this year.

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