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https://www.teamsa.co.za/team-sa-releases-first-squads-for-tokyo/

 

CYCLING
Johan Spies, Charlene du Preez, David Maree, Daryl Impey, Ryan Gibbons, Nicholas Dlamini, Ashleigh Pasio-Moolman, Carla Oberholzer, Alan Hatherly, Candice Lill and Alex Limberg

Team Officials
Elton Davids (Team Manager and BMX Coach)
Ian Goetham (Road Coach)
Moosa Classen (Track Mechanic)
Jean-Pierre Jacobs (Mountain Bike Manager Coach and Mechanic)
Carl Pasio (Road Coach)
Brigette Mileson (Track Coach Manager)
Gary Blem (Road Mechanic)

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On 5/18/2021 at 11:38 AM, DieselnDust said:

Dlamini likely our best shot at the medals but then also not.

https://www.cyclingstage.com/summer-olympics-2021/route-road-race-tokyo-2021/

Course looks like a climbers/allrounders course so its in the Bernal/Pidcock/MVDP/WVA/Julien Alaphillipe territory.

I don' thin the men have a hope in hell of a medal but I'd still send at least two for representation and their proffessional development

well it looks like MVDP and Pidcock are focussing on the MTB and Alaphilippe has decide not go I believe as he's getting a child or something. Also it is very close to the Tour

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49 minutes ago, l4y3rcake said:

https://www.teamsa.co.za/team-sa-releases-first-squads-for-tokyo/

 

CYCLING
Johan Spies, Charlene du Preez, David Maree, Daryl Impey, Ryan Gibbons, Nicholas Dlamini, Ashleigh Pasio-Moolman, Carla Oberholzer, Alan Hatherly, Candice Lill and Alex Limberg

Team Officials
Elton Davids (Team Manager and BMX Coach)
Ian Goetham (Road Coach)
Moosa Classen (Track Mechanic)
Jean-Pierre Jacobs (Mountain Bike Manager Coach and Mechanic)
Carl Pasio (Road Coach)
Brigette Mileson (Track Coach Manager)
Gary Blem (Road Mechanic)

Decent selection on balance.

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54 minutes ago, l4y3rcake said:

https://www.teamsa.co.za/team-sa-releases-first-squads-for-tokyo/

 

CYCLING
Johan Spies, Charlene du Preez, David Maree, Daryl Impey, Ryan Gibbons, Nicholas Dlamini, Ashleigh Pasio-Moolman, Carla Oberholzer, Alan Hatherly, Candice Lill and Alex Limberg

Team Officials
Elton Davids (Team Manager and BMX Coach)
Ian Goetham (Road Coach)
Moosa Classen (Track Mechanic)
Jean-Pierre Jacobs (Mountain Bike Manager Coach and Mechanic)
Carl Pasio (Road Coach)
Brigette Mileson (Track Coach Manager)
Gary Blem (Road Mechanic)

 

Surely Gibbons will say thanks, but no thanks?

Tokyo 2020 men's road cycling course maps (Graphics: UCI)

While the men will race over 234 km with an elevation gain of 4865 metres, 

 

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1 hour ago, stringbean said:

Alan and Ash.That’s it.The rest are just there for the holiday.Sorrif I’m opening a can of worms.Surly the criteria should be current form on international racing.Imagine if they sent people on their Strava form lol.

Do not agree, Charlene du Preez, made a lot of sacrifices to earn her spot.

Based herself overseas and travelled on her dime, family assistance and some personal sponsors.

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Cycling SA had a selection policy irrespective of national titles with a number of classed events set out that resulted in rankings.

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Also the selection policy from the UCi called for the following

-Hold a validUCIlicense issued by aNational Federationrecognised by the UCI.

-Have at least 10 UCIpoints in the Individual UCI World Ranking of 27 October 2019*

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5 minutes ago, Sharkie 2 said:

Cycling SA had a selection policy irrespective of national titles.

Cycling SA selection seems to be made by a blind man pulling random names out of a hat. Much like it always has been.

I'm sure there's rationale, but it's not apparent to the man on the street. It's like they have no idea at all of how bike racing works. That men's road race course in the real world suits one of the riders in their list. Why are the other names there? National pride? No one here really cares if Impey finishes 27th in the ITT, do they?

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