Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly secured his second South African Elite Cross-country jersey in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon, in his final year as a U23 rider. Electing to compete in the Elite XCO category, despite being U23, Hatherly can now proudly wear the national jersey colours when he progresses to the Elite category from the start of 2019.
Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly won Bronze in the Men’s Cross-country mountain bike race for Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier today, Thursday 12 April. Hatherly finished third in a time of 1:17:56 behind the New Zealand duo of Sam Gaze (1:17:36) and Anton Cooper (1:17:36).
On the morning of Thursday 12 April at 5.30am South African time Alan Hatherly toes the line at his inaugural Commonwealth Games. For the 22-year-old national champion it is a chance to pit himself against a tough international field. So just who and what is Alan up against?
Seven weeks ago young cycling prodigy Alan Hatherly had a mountain to climb. And it wasn’t one of the many scheduled training efforts his coach had prescribed. He was sitting in the dirt on the side of the trail somewhere outside Ceres, staring at two painfully crooked wrists. A victim of a high-speed crash in the three-day Tankwa Trek mountain bike stage race.
In a last-minute change forced by her previous partner’s falling ill, Team Spur’s Ariane Lüthi has teamed up with Belgian XCO Champion Githa Michiels for the 2018 Absa Cape Epic.
Team Spur will be fielding a full complement at Wines2Whales and will be looking to carry the successful momentum from The Cape Pioneer Trek all the way from Lourensford, via Oak Valley, to Onrus this weekend.
Spur teams take out both men’s and women’s titles in fine style What a roller coaster! Anyone following Team Spur, as we tackled the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, last week will be wondering where their fingernails went. When the dust cleared in the Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 21 […]
Ariane Lüthi and Alice Pirard won the final stage of the Perskindol Swiss Epic on Saturday, 16 September to finish second overall on GC in the women’s category. “What a great week of racing!” commented an ecstatic Ariane after the finish of the 45km final loop around Zermatt, which included some 1900m of climbing. The Team Spur-Wallonie pair finished in 3 hours and 24 minutes, six minutes ahead of the Meerendal CBC outfit of Jennie Stenerhag and Esther Süss who did enough to win the overall.