National Team announcement for UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships (GER)

Cycling South Africa is proud to announce the following team to represent South Africa at the 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 14-18 August.

WOMEN’S SPRINT TEAM

Andrea De Waal (Match Sprint, Keirin, 500 Meter Time Trial)
(Qualified by being African Continental Track Champion)

WOMEN’S ENDURANCE TEAM

Mischka Strydom (Scratch Race, Points Race, Omnium)
(Qualified by being African Continental Track Champion)

MEN’S SPRINT TEAM

Jonty Bower (Match Sprint, Keirin, Team Sprint)
(Qualified by being African Continental Track Champion, and National Time Standards)

Aidan Geary (Match Sprint, Kilometer Time Trial) Reserve: Team Sprint and Keirin
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Ceajay Bosman (Kilometer Time Trial, Team Sprint)
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Alexander Craddock (Team Sprint) Reserve: Kilometer T.T.
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Mirsab Jordan (Keirin) Reserve: Match Sprint
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

MEN’S ENDURANCE TEAM

Tiano Da Silva (Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison) Reserve: Individual Pursuit
(Qualified by being African Continental Track Champion, and National Time Standards)

Dillon Geary (Team Pursuit, Points Race)
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Kyle Swanepoel (Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit) Reserve: Scratch Race
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Keagan Van Wyk (Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit) Reserve: Madison and Points Race
(Qualified through National Time Standards)

Mathew Fortuin (Madison, Scratch Race) Reserve: Team Pursuit and Omnium
(Qualified by being African Continental Track Champion)

Manager: Kurt Begemann - Junior National High Performance Manager

There are two ways to qualify for the National Team

  1. Winning an African Continental Track Championship.

  2. Hitting the National Time Standards.

At the UCI World Champs, the Team Events like Team Sprint and Team Pursuit are both being held on the same day and in the same session. The same goes for other days, where events of both disciplines are held within the same session. Therefore, athletes cannot focus on both discipline styles.

They have been allocated to either a Sprint Team or an Endurance Team.

Going to worlds in a self-funded manner, it is in the athletes’ best interest (financially and experience wise) to get in as many events as they can while they are there. With this in mind, I have given our stronger athletes three events, and the others two.

Kurt Begemann