Team announcement for MTB Marathon World Champs

Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Singen, Germany, from 24-25 June.

The riders have been selected in line with the 2017 CSA-MTB Selection Criteria.

 

 

Nico Bell SA Marathon Champs.jpg
Nico Bell (NAD Pro Team) claimed the top honours in the Elite Men's race at the 2017 SA MTB Marathon Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 21 May. Photo: BOOGS Photography

 

Those riders who qualified through the UCI World Marathon Series that intend to participate in the Marathon World Champs are required to send their information to Dellah Paul dellah@cyclingsa.com so that the entry can be processed.

 

The 2017 edition of the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will take the Elite Men along a 98-kilometre route and the Elite Women along an 80-kilometre route in the Hegau area of Germany, just north of the German/Swiss border.

 

Climbs will be short but characteristically steep as the riders traverse the German countryside in pursuit of the rainbow jersey and the accolade of being dubbed the World Champion.

 

Congratulations on your selection and we wish you every success.






12 Comments

BaGearA, May 26 2017 05:39

Why is Alan not on there ? Who won it last year ?

Jurgens Smit, May 26 2017 06:40

Why is Alan not on there ? Who won it last year ?

 

Not really his focus I would guess while the xco season is in full swing.

BaGearA, May 26 2017 08:10

Not really his focus I would guess while the xco season is in full swing.

I completely agree but still his goals should not reflect in the commission's picks , I mean he must out rank the other riders ( no disrespect to them , they're all amazing riders) my miles in terms of UCI points 

Jimmy 2.0, May 27 2017 12:09

I completely agree but still his goals should not reflect in the commission's picks , I mean he must out rank the other riders ( no disrespect to them , they're all amazing riders) my miles in terms of UCI points

did he even participate at SA marathon champs?

Sitting slip, May 27 2017 04:00

Sithembiso Masanga. who is this and how many races has he won?

Griffin, May 27 2017 05:44

did he even participate at SA marathon champs?

 

 

No he didnt.. Alan was at the XCO World Series .. placed 6th

Griffin, May 27 2017 05:47

Sithembiso Masanga. who is this and how many races has he won?

 

Sithembiso is an experienced racer, having been with the Change a Life team for several years. 

 

Familiar face at the larger KZN events and no stranger to the podium

Jewbacca, May 27 2017 11:56

Rad... Good luck to everyone. 

chainsaw, May 27 2017 12:41

Sithembiso Masanga. who is this and how many races has he won?

Did well at munga last year.

milky4130, May 27 2017 12:54

Sithembiso Masanga. who is this and how many races has he won?

he is the guy that will drop you so hard even sitting slip will still not help you.

Jimmy 2.0, May 28 2017 10:50

No he didnt.. Alan was at the XCO World Series .. placed 6th

my personal view if he wasn't at SA marathon champs then he couldn't really qualify for world marathon champs, there is a couple of riders who I think should be on that list that aren't (including Alan) but if they don't show up for SA marathon champs then CSA can't really select them for worlds. But yet again maybe marathon racing isn't Alan's focus at the moment.

Rick Sanchez, May 28 2017 10:56

The team looks good and I think they are our best riders. Never heard of Sithembiso though.

 

Good luck to all of them!