I am an under 23 professional cyclist, riding for the UCI-registered ProTouch Continental Team.
I am a climbing and time trial specialist and joined the number one-ranked team in Africa, last year in August when I became a Stagiaire and participated in two consecutive Tours towards the end of 2020.
HERE IS MY STORY – I was born in Berkshire in the United Kingdom in 2000.
I moved to South Africa in 2006. I was introduced to cycling by my dad and I took part in various MTB events. I took part in my first road race in 2015 and realized my passion for the sport.
I was very privileged to experience racing in Belgium in my two junior years and again as a first year u23, before joining ProTouch Continental Team in August 2019. I truly believe the criterium style of racing (although not my preference) opened my eyes tactically and the knowledge I gained was immense.
I’m really looking forward to continuing with the 2020 season after a promising start and a UCI 2.1 [Tour de Taiwan] under my belt. I look forward to working hard for my Team and grabbing any opportunity that comes my way.
ProTouch has really gone above and beyond to #InvestInTheDream and #SupportSATalent, by enabling athletes like me to perform on the World Stage. A pro cyclist’s dream is to one day be spotted by a Pro Continental or World Tour Team, hopefully with hard work, dedication and the opportunities that ProTouch is providing me, I will fulfil that dream.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY 2020 NOTABLE RESULTS:
- SA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS –UCI N.C – RR – 9th Place U23; ITT – 6th Place U23; Part of the team that took Bronze in Elite Men Road Race.
- GAUTENG PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – U23 RR -1st Place – Winner; U23 TT – 3rd Place
- TOUR DE TAIWAN – UCI 2.1 – Part of the team that took; Stage 1 –5th & 12th Place; Stage 2 – 14th Place
2019 NOTABLE RESULTS
3 TOP 10 STAGE/CLASSIC FINISHES ; 1 TOP 20 GC FINISHES ; 1 TOP 10 BEST YOUNG RIDER CLASSIFICATION FINISH.
- SA CHAMPIONSHIPS – TT – 7th Place
- TOUR OF GOOD HOPE – UCI 2.2 – 382,6 KM – Stage 3 – 8th Place (U23); Stage 4 – 5th Place (U23); Stage 5 – 4th Place (u23); 5th Place Overall (u23), 12th Place Overall GC
- 100 CYCLE CHALLENGE – UCI 1.2 – 100 KM – 8th Place (U23)
- TOUR DE LIMPOPO – 7th Place Overall Youth Classification
- MERCHTEM BELGIUM RACE – 20th Place
- ZOTTEGEM BELGIUM RACE – 15th Place
- TOUR OF IRAN – UCI 2.1 – 878,4 KM – Part of the team that came – 3rd in Stage 1; 2nd in Stage 2; 5th in Stage 3; 5th Place in Stage 4; 4th in Stage 5; Part of the team that came 12th Place in the King of the Mountains Classification
This is Part One of My Story – follow me on social media to keep in touch and follow my journey in Africa’s #1 Continental Team. Part Two will include a closer look at my super-fast Devel Project bike, Deda Elementi race wheels and handlebars as well as my customised Pro Apparel Asia cycling kit.