Burry Stander and Candice Neethling will represent South Africa at the Olympic Games cantankerous country abundance bike contest this weekend in London. Stander, who won the Windham annular of the Apple Cup in June, is a badge contender.Cycling Jersey
In alertness for the Olympics, Stander focused on cantankerous country antagonism in 2012, afterward the admonition of his new drillmaster Dr. Jeroen Swart. He skipped accord in the chase contest he usually contends anniversary season.
"I wish to be in the best accessible action I can for the Olympics," said Stander.
Stander began abundance biking at age 10 with his dad and earlier brothers on their acreage on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. He steadily progressed through the ranks and won the aboriginal of his South African and African titles in 1999 in the U13 category.Bike Jersey
He fabricated a big consequence by acceptable contest in the US civic alternation in 2005 and was active with the GT Factory Team in 2006. Stander went on to affirmation the 2008 U23 apple Cup alternation title, accomplished additional in the U23 apple championships and accomplished 15th at the Beijing Olympic Games that year.
Specialized Antagonism active Stander assimilate its all-embracing band in 2009, if he went on to win the U23 apple championship appellation in Canberra.RadioShack
In 2010, Stander accomplished third in the aristocratic apple championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada and third in the chase Worlds in St. Wendel, Germany.
Last year and this year, he aswell won the Cape Epic abundance bike date race, with his assistant Christoph Sauser.
Stander will chase with South African assistant Philip Buys on Sunday. Drillmaster Swart said, "With the Olympics in focus, both Burry and Philip (Buys) are assuming the greatest focus and their best training statistics to date - we are on clue for a career best aftereffect for both of them appear the Olympics."
Candice Neethling will be South Africa's sole adumbrative in the aristocratic women's cantankerous country chase on Saturday. Neethling, a U23 rider, won the brownish badge in the inferior women's chase at the 2009 apple championships.RadioShack Set
This season, she abutting BMC-SA and has been touring Europe while accommodating in Apple Cups and UCI races.
Victory at the 2012 African Continental Championship in Mauritius aboriginal in May able Neethling for the Olympic Games.RadioShack Shorts
"I acquainted absolutely good. I took a lot of aplomb from that day. For me it has been added about accepting aplomb and getting added mentally prepared," said Neethling.
"The aim was to abode in the top 10 in the U23 class in the apple for 2012, and to angle on the belvedere at the UCI Apple Champs in Pietermaritzburg next year, but it is absurd to see after-effects now already!" said Neethling's drillmaster Johann Wykerd of her Apple Cup belvedere performances this season. She was fifth in Nove Mesto, fourth in La Bresse and third in Windham.RadioShack Accessories