A “normal bike crash” in pictures.

So as you might know, I crashed out in spectacular fashion in yesterday’s crit, a photographer named Peter Morey was at hand to take some great action pictures. Know I can laugh about it and thought I share it so you can too. Ok so what happened was: I made a move quite early on in … Continue reading

Emperor’s Palace – A rollercoaster of events

The emperor’s palace covers a windy 105km in quite flat terrain, followed by a 45min Criterium in the Emperor’s Palace parking lot. It’s the only race on the calendar still to feature a post-race crit, which was so common in the days I was Juvinile and Junior. And hats off to the organisers for making a spectacle out of … Continue reading

Super Fast one

Well the fast one is traditionally the first race of the season, giving a lot of guys an indication of their form. To most the intensity of their first race is a bit of a shock to system and we wanted to capitalize on this by making the race hard and trying to force a split.The new … Continue reading

A day out with Qhubeka at Vosloorus

Last friday, the team got the opportunity to visit a community in Vosloorus as part of the Qhubeka initiative. Qhubeka is the main co-sponsor on our team. In fact, it’s what we really stand for. You can consider Qhubeka as a charity initiative, but I think of it more as a community development project, aiming … Continue reading

Picture perfect end to the season at 94.7

  On Sunday, we were part of the 25 000 other cyclist causing havoc in and around the busiest city in Africa. The 94.7 is the second biggest race in the world in terms of participants, after the Cape Argus. Every South-African pro cyclist has look up to the 94.7 once starting out, and thought, “wow … Continue reading

African Continental Champs

So straight after OFM, I was on a plane to Asmara, Eritrea via Cairo. My form was really good the past few weeks and I thought I had a great chance to win both the TT and RR. Of course. I would have to beat one of my big rivals Daniel Teklehaimanot, who recently signed … Continue reading

A win at the MTN OFM

Being sponsored by MTN, the MTN OFM is quite an important race on the calendar for us. The goal was to win and nothing else. This year the route was mixed up a little. We had the little short steep climbs in the final 25km instead, which provided the opportunity for strong rider to brake … Continue reading

Breakthrough at tour of Hainan

So after Australia, I and 2 of my teammates went straight to China for the Tour of Hainan. A HC ranked event, which means it, carries a lot of UCI Points. Teams like Astana, Skill and Geox were all there. We joined up with another 4 guys. Hainan Island is located in about 100km south of China … Continue reading

Success in Australia

It’s  been a busy few weeks yet again. We got an invite to do one of the nicest races on the calendar in my opinion, namely the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. The race takes place in Victoria, over the greater Melbourne and Geelong territories. I truly beautiful place with an amazing coast line. Our goal was … Continue reading