A young LEADout/Spier team of Wian-David Slabbert(U23), Jarrod Hattingh(U23), Reynardt Jacobs(u23), Alex Parsons (U23) and Louis Visser (Jnr) headed to Port Elizabeth for the Herald VW Cycle Tour this weekend.
The intention of this mix of U23 and Junior riders is to create a cell of young riders taking aim at racing the Pro's, not using age as an excuse. The hope is to create the learnings from this racing attitude to adapt easier to higher levels of international racing, something they all aspire to.
After fighting the Pro's and getting a bit of a beating from them (ouch) the youngsters ended up in the main bunch, just off the two leading elite groups. The fight then turned to one of the sprint for first junior and a credible 15th overall in the Pro race! Bradley Gouveris (Madibaz) just edged our Louis Visser for the win with Muttalib Sauls (Alfabodyworks) claiming third spot.