Team dormakaba appoints performance director

Professional South African mountain biking outfit, team dormakaba, has been strengthened by the appointment of renowned coach and sports scientist, Dr Mike Posthumus as its performance director.

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The team now consists of well-known cyclists Nico Pfitzenmaier, Samantha Sanders, and Amy McDougall, with Dr Posthumus adding a vital training and sport physiology component as dormakaba further boosts its investment in the sport.

 

“As a professional coach and sports scientist, Mike brings with him a wealth of experience and insights into elements like training periodisation and other critical training principles that will be invaluable to our team. However, Mike is also a semi-pro mountain biker and will also represent us in the senior men’s category,” says Shaun Frayne, MD of dormakaba South Africa.

 

Even though Dr Posthumus currently coaches some of the top riders in the country and a keen mountain biker, he is a family man who is married with two children. His appointment to team dormakaba highlights how cycling is more than just a pure physical pursuit but entails a great deal of preparation, psychology, and other elements.

 

“Training for a cycling event requires dedication, with consideration for ensuring adequate recovery between training sessions. Mike will be offering this help to not only our pro riders, but to everyone following the dormakaba channels, or chatting with Mike at events. He is someone that any amateur cyclist can identify with as he has a demanding job, family responsibilities, and still tries to get around to training and competing in events.”

 

In many respects, Dr Posthumus illustrates the cycling lifestyle that many ordinary men and women try to embrace. Even though he will compete under the team name, he is not targeting victories but will continue to demonstrate that any person with the right dedication can achieve great things if they put their mind to it.

 

“This is the start of what will be an incredible partnership and we are excited by some of the ideas and principles Mike will bring with him to team dormakaba,” concludes Frayne.




14 Comments

FreeSoul, Sep 04 2018 06:30

Legend!

DirtyDan, Sep 04 2018 06:51

Daddy has arrived to make sure the kids play clean... 

TheJ, Sep 04 2018 08:25

Beast. Man I wish Mike could coach me, or just give some input and ideas.

TheJ, Sep 04 2018 08:31

I can already hear the riders crying with pain.

 

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Nevermore, Sep 04 2018 09:01

looks like a really nice guy

Clinton H, Sep 04 2018 09:22

Goodness , he looks so happy ...

Nevermore, Sep 04 2018 09:42

Officially booing when I see them because of this picture, its like they are begging to get Trolled...

MvdP, Sep 04 2018 09:43

When this is your least scary guy on the team....

 

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This is actually really refreshing news. They had a whoopsie this year, and it would have been very easy to just walk away like other sponsors have. Instead they have doubled down and got some proper science and processes in the system.

 

Well done Dormakaba

Pure Savage, Sep 04 2018 11:38

This is awesome, really have enjoyed him and Derrin's racing in the past! great addition to the team and what a great move by the sponsor!

'Dale, Sep 04 2018 02:57

Mike looks pissed off, hey.

Dr Mike Posthumus, Sep 04 2018 05:42

Thank you guys for the kind words of support. Im very happy with the opportunity given to give back to the sport we love. Not pissed off, and thanks - I do really need to work on my smile.

 

Nevermore, rather come say howzit at the next event you see me at and ill buy you a beer. I would like to think I'm a nice guy! 

 

I really am a friendly guy and always keen for a chat about training! 

 

The truth is the pic above looks a lot better than my smile trust me. 

Dr Mike Posthumus, Sep 04 2018 05:44

 

I just searched for some pics of me smiling....

 

Found these, are any of them better Nevermore? 

 

TheJ, Sep 05 2018 08:53

I just searched for some pics of me smiling....

 

Found these, are any of them better Nevermore? 

 

 

Sent you a Skype regarding coaching/training... doesn't look like you've opened it yet.

Acerunner, Sep 05 2018 10:42

Thank you guys for the kind words of support. Im very happy with the opportunity given to give back to the sport we love. Not pissed off, and thanks - I do really need to work on my smile.

 

Nevermore, rather come say howzit at the next event you see me at and ill buy you a beer. I would like to think I'm a nice guy! 

 

I really am a friendly guy and always keen for a chat about training! 

 

The truth is the pic above looks a lot better than my smile trust me.

Now you're just being over friendly... dam...puts me in a tight spot. Ok, I shall not boo, but CHEER!