Jens Voigt to visit South Africa in the lead up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour

To celebrate that Trek is now direct in South Africa, Trek are bringing out the legendary Jens Voigt. Jens will be participating in the #MyTrek Sunset Charity Cycles in aid of the non-profit, Qhubeka and in the upcoming Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Jens Voigt is a true legend in the sport of professional cycling, most commonly known for his saying “shut up legs”.

 

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The German-born cyclist and father of six has competed in the Tour de France 17 times, winning several stages and wearing the famed yellow jersey in the race’s 2005 edition. In 2014, Jens became the UCI World 1 hour record holder before retiring as a member of the Trek Factory Racing Pro team after a storied 17-year career. More recently, in January he completed the gruelling Everest challenge in 26h30m, a massive 9000 metres of climbing and over 400km of riding in snow and on frozen roads.

 

“We are thrilled to have Jen’s coming to South Africa, he loves spending time with his fans chatting about his passion for the sport. He is a legendary sportsman - the Trek team and our Trek retailers are so excited for his visit”.

 

Keep an eye on Trek social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information and register on www.mytrek.co.za.

 

Key events:


#MyTrek Sunset Cruises:

 

Join Trek Bikes South Africa and celebrated cyclist, Jens Voigt, for a fun-filled sunset cycle, suitable for everyone, in Johannesburg 7th March 2017, 3 pm at Bidon Bistro and Cape Town 10th March 2017, 4 pm at Boschendal Wine Farm.

 

This is not a race! We’re challenging all cyclists. Both serious and hobbyist, in these two cities, to help us raise funds for the non-profit, Qhubeka.

 

Registration is free and for each registration Trek will donate R10 with a goal to reach R15 000.00 for Qhubeka. We need at least 1500 riders to make this possible.

 

Will you be part of this legendary ride?”

 

Register at https://www.mytrek.co.za/

 

 

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Store signings:


Come meet Jens Voigt and share your love for cycling at some of our exclusive store signings. Jens will spend one-on-one time with his fans. Should you wish to get any memorabilia signed this is your chance!

 

Catch him at:

 

Wednesday 8th March:

 

Pretoria:

The Bicycle Company Lynnwood: Cnr Lynnwood & Daventry Road, Lynnwood

10h30 – 12h30

 

Johannesburg:

Swiss Cycles, 1 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank

15h00 – 17h00

 

Thursday 9th March:

 

Stellenbosch:

BMT Stellenbosch, Blackhorse Centre Cnr Dorp and Mark Street, Stellenbosch

11h30 – 13h30

 

Durbanville:

Best Bikes : Shop 5; Spiros Corner, Cnr Main & wellington, Durbanville

15h30 – 17h30

 






14 Comments

Comments

Mongoose!, Feb 15 2017 06:31

The thing I like most of Jens is that he is just as tall as me... so riding the same size bike as me... eish that Trek Madone 9.9 in the background...for sure my dream bike...lol

Vetseun, Feb 15 2017 06:36

I want to ride with him. Make him hurt!

'Dale, Feb 15 2017 06:49

I want to ride with him. Make him hurt!


Yeah
He's old now, Vettes
Now's your chance 😈

carbon29er, Feb 15 2017 08:24

What is it that old dopers just won't go away?

intern, Feb 15 2017 08:48

Heh, the one that got away.

VB_, Feb 16 2017 12:04

“Jens doesn't spin or mash the pedals, he kicks them into submission.”

“If by some incredible space-time paradox Jens could ever race himself, he would win.”

“Jens Voigt doesn't complain about what suffering does to him, but suffering constantly complains about getting picked on by Jens Voigt.”

“Jens Voigt doesn't age, he simply drops every year that catches up to him.”

intern, Feb 16 2017 12:08

What is it that old dopers just won't go away?

The fans love the old dopers man, get with the program!

Thomo, Feb 16 2017 05:32

“Jens doesn't spin or mash the pedals, he kicks them into submission.”

“If by some incredible space-time paradox Jens could ever race himself, he would win.”

“Jens Voigt doesn't complain about what suffering does to him, but suffering constantly complains about getting picked on by Jens Voigt.”

“Jens Voigt doesn't age, he simply drops every year that catches up to him.”


Chuck Norris of cycling....

Thomo, Feb 16 2017 05:32

The fans love the old dopers man, get with the program!


Some of them were interesting characters.

intern, Feb 16 2017 06:25

Some of them were interesting characters.

I'd a pretty interesting character myself after a breakfast of hard drugs...

VB_, Feb 16 2017 07:15

" Jens was born in East Germany. It’s suspected by many that it was his fast, relentless riding that truly brought down the Berlin Wall."

Skinnyone, Feb 16 2017 02:28

I don't think it relevant to mention doping here, whether he did or didn't - there was never controversy around him at any stage...lets try keep it to the point...

rider#35, Feb 16 2017 02:55

father of 6...always gets me. that's even ahead of trek stablemate juan pelota

CAAD4, Feb 16 2017 03:12

I hope they sweep the armpit of the Jhb cycling world the morning before the ride, for thumb tacks...