#TuksCycling: TuksCycling ready for USSA student tour

Posted on July 04, 2016

Having won three national students' titles in as many years, the University of Pretoria (UP) cycling team has established itself as one of the country's top student cycling teams. With top professional riders representing the TuksCycling team at the annual University Sports South Africa Student Cycling tour, they hope to add another trophy to their already overflowing cabinet.

The University Sports South Africa Student Cycling tour attracts some of the country's top student cyclists and provides an annual platform where students can show their strength, fitness and fighting spirit on their bicycles. The 2016 event will be hosted by the North-West University in Potchefstroom from 4-7 July and will comprise of five very tough road-cycling stages.

The TuksCycling team has always been very fortunate to have world-class sponsors supporting the needs of the cyclists and empowering them to reach for the stars. With main supporting sponsors such as Robin Twaddle Attorneys, the Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre Menlyn and EOH, they have once again succeeded in assembling an unbelievable team of cyclists to represent UP. Without the continued support received from such generous sponsors, the TuksCycling team would not be able to participate and compete against the top university cycling teams from across the country.

The TuksCycling team will be supported by the following brands:

  • Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle Centre, Menlyn
  • Robin Twaddle Attorneys
  • Pro Admin
  • EVOC
  • Hamar Controls
  • Stallion Activewear
  • EOH
  • Primi Piatti

The members of the student team selected to represent UP at the 2016 University Sports South Africa Student Cycling tour are:

  • Jacques Horn (Men's captain) - BCom (Financial Sciences)
  • Christoff Dames - LLB Law
  • Ewald Meyer - BEng (Civil)
  • Edwill O'Neill - BCom (Financial Sciences)
  • Armandt Jacobs - BEng (Metallurgical)
  • Clintin Cogzell - BEng (Industrial)
  • William Mokgopo – Sport Sciences
  • Elmari de Wet (Ladies' captain) - BEng (Metallurgical)
  • Michelle Benson - BA Languages
  • Liezl van Niekerk – BEd (Intermediate Phase)


- Author Jacques Horn

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