I have been fortunate to race in many of the iconic mountain bike races across South Africa over the last few years but one race that has always eluded me is the famed BOE Sani 2 C. This year I have been privileged to be afforded the opportunity to race the event with former European road pro, Rene Haselbacher, or Hasi. Hasi has really been there and done it having ridden for teams such as Gerolsteiner and Astana. Hasi done events such as the Tour de Franc, Giro de Talia and numerous spring classics, including: Paris Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold. Hasi and I will be racing in the Asrin colours this week, something I am really looking forward to.
Also representing Asrin will be brothers Ishmail Essa and Nizaam Esa. They will be heading up the Asrin challenge amongst the corporates at the event and logging in some good miles for their onslaught on the Knysna Oyster Festival Challenge in July.
We will make our way down to Durban tomorrow, up to Underberg on Wednesday and then start racing on Thursday through to Saturday.
I am really looking forward to the famed single track that the race promises and I am sure it will live up to its expectations.
Sharing a laugh. Hasi wants to know how his hair looks in this photo? Ladies please feel free to comment?