Cycling

SA track champs team named

2013-02-13 17:13
Bernard Esterhuizen (File)

Johannesburg - Bernard Esterhuizen and Nolan Hoffman have been selected to represent South Africa at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Cycling SA (CSA) announced on Wednesday.

The Track Cycling World Championships take place in Minsk, Belarus, from February 20 to 24.

Between Esterhuizen and Hoffman, South Africa will be well represented in both the endurance and sprint disciplines.

Esterhuizen, 20, is showing great form after he recently smashed his own national 200m sprint record in the Mexican round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup last month.

He was the first South African rider to break the magical 10 second barrier, and has shown a new level of confidence since he joined his new coach Andy Sparks in Spain in December.

The 2012 world champion silver medallist, Hoffman stood out in the 15km scratch race at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Champs in Australia in April.

The unbelievable amount of ground he covered with his explosive pace during the final half lap put him in second place by a mere half a wheel.

The team is to meet in Belarus on Sunday.

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