SA Cycling prepped up for 2014 Youth Nanjing Olympics

4 young riders would be reportedly representing SA at Nanjing Youth 2014 Olympics that is soon to start this weekend- the esteemed championship will commence on August 16 & continue till 28th of this month.
BMX racers Maia Rawlins & Alex Limberg, road racer Iva Venter & mountain biker Pebae (Lebo) would tackle diverse riding disciplines in Olympics team event.
It would be an interesting affair as all 4 of them are supposed to go beyond their specific comfort zones at the Ninjang which also deserves great applaud for their sheer courage.
Rawlins and Limberg would contest in Road Race, BMX & cross-country MTB Eliminator events whilst Pebane & Venter would race in Road Race, Time Trial & Cross-country XCO MTB events.
.In cycling disciplines, 3 gold medals would be awarded to the winners at Nanjing Youth 2014 Olympic- for the Junior Men (squads of 2 men), for Junior Women (squads of 2 women) & for Junior Mixed squad Relay (squads of 2 women & 2 men).
The 4 cyclists would be accompanied by Margot Gerber (Code Manager of the Team), Tyron Johns (Team Coach), SA Cycling’s BMX Commission Dir., Development officer of KZN Cycling & Academy Manager of KZN BMX.
The rider profiles would be released in detail within this week.
YOG is one among the most elite sporting championships today for the young athletes, aged between 15 -18 years. What makes the event unique in comparison to other forms of youth sporting championships is its unique CEP (Culture & Education Program) that involves five major themes- Social Responsibility, Olympism, Expression & Well-being, Healthy Lifestyles and Skills Development.
28 sports have been featured on this summer programme. Besides, CEP offers participating athletes a great opportunity to gain knowledge on how to become a real ambassador for their sport.