Stenerhag’s special moment

Stenerhag’s special moment

A year after having heart surgery Jennie Stenerhag wept on Sunday as she and Esther Süss won the Absa Cape Epic Women’s category.

“I can’t stop crying. I am so happy … it is just unbelievable,” said Swede Stenerhag. “I don’t know what date it is today, but I think it is four days until exactly a year after my heart operation.”

Stenerhag pulled out of the race while lying second in 2016 and then had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

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Victory at last for Mariske and Annie

Victory at last for Mariske and Annie

After six days of intense battle at the Absa Cape Epic, the Hansgrohe Women’s race seems to have finally been settled, with experienced 40-somethings, Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag (Team Meerendal CBC) almost certain to take the 2017 title. Mariske Strauss and Annie Last from Hansgrohe Cadence OMX Pro may have won the battle for the 103km Queen Stage on Saturday.

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Suss survives to hang on to the lead

Suss survives to hang on to the lead

“I thought it was the end of our race,” said Absa Cape Epic Hansgrohe Women’s category leader Jennie Stenerhag when describing her partner Esther Suss’s crash near the finish. Suss was left lying on the ground tangled up in her bike just seven kilometres from the finish of Stage 5 after the crash. Meerendal CBC teammate Stenerhag had to help untangle her and eventually Suss was able to get up and rejoin the fight for a stage victory.

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UCI offers scholarships to women for Sport Director course (SUI)

UCI offers scholarships to women for Sport Director course (SUI)

Cycling South Africa is calling all women who are interested in attending the next Sport Director (DS) course, which will be held at the UCI World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland from 8-15 November 2016, to submit their applications. The UCI has offered a limited number of scholarships to women registering for the course, which is in its second consecutive year.

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Gold for National Women’s Team in Morocco

Gold for National Women’s Team in Morocco

Cycling South Africa’s Elite Women’s National Team claimed gold at the opening day of the 2016 CAC (African Cycling Confederation) Road Cycling Championships in Benslimane, Morocco, on 21 February. An-Li Kachelhoffer, Lise Olivier, Anriette Schoeman and Samantha Sanders tackled the out-and-back 38-kilometre route in a tailwind to start with, which resulted in clocking speeds of over 50-55km/hour. 

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An-li Kachelhoffer is 2016 SA National Road Champion

An-li Kachelhoffer is 2016 SA National Road Champion

An-li Kachelhoffer (Lotto-Soudol Ladies) won the Elite Women’s road race at the 2016 South African National Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships in a decisive manner when she perfectly executed what would be the final move of the day, unleashing her power and breaking free from the pack to claim her first ever SA National Championship Title in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, today.

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Dynamic women’s line-up bolsters anticipation for SA Road Champs

Dynamic women’s line-up bolsters anticipation for SA Road Champs

Cycling South Africa’s Women’s Commission has been growing from strength to strength in the development of women’s cycling in the country, and 2016 will be one of the biggest years yet, says Commission Director Lise Olivier, as she and her team of ladies prepare for the 2016 SA National Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships, taking place in KwaZulu-Natal from 10-14 February.

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