Journey to the 2018 Jock Cycle Classic

 In Interviews, Races

The youngest member of team Cycle Power, Keanan Roodt, finds himself taking to the start line of the Jock Cycle Classic as leader of the pack.  Playing a domestique role throughout the 2018 road cycling season so far, Keanan has zoned his sights in on the Jock Classic.


With less than two weeks to go before the team heads down to Mbombela, Keanan finds himself getting in some last minute training and preparation to head into this monstrous race.  The 2018 Jock Classic is composed of 3 stages, covering a total distance of 154km and 2900m of climbing.  This race will be the first race that the young gun starts as team leader with the boys backing him.


With some big names taking part in this race, there is no doubt that the team will have their work cut out for them.  The team will have to ensure that there is representation in any breakaways that go, as well as ensuring that Keanan is amongst the mix in any breaks that could stick, closing down the breaks and siting on the front controlling the race, leaving Keanan’s legs as fresh as possible going into the final kilometres of the race.


Being the team leader for such a gruelling and tough race will put a lot of pressure on the young riders shoulders, but with such a cool and focused head on his shoulders, there is no doubt in the teams mind that Keanan will blossom under this pressure and use it to perform better instead of letting it get the better of him.


The team will have a set plan in place and tactics ready before hitting the road and taking on the 154km of racing.  Keanan has focused his training on this race, ensuring that he is at his peak levels of performance over this time.  Both the riders and management look forward to watching this race unfold and how the tactics pan out for the young Keanan Roodt.


Be sure to check out the teams Twitter page at @cyclepowerza for live updates of the elite bunch during the race.


Carly Patten

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