South African Mariske Strauss joins Brentjen’s star-studded CST Sandd Bafang XC Team | Official Release

The 15-time SA champion, 2-time podium finisher at the ABSA Cape Epic and Commonwealth Games squad member has been delivering some impressive results on the World Cup circuit this year.

Bart Brentjens: “We are happy that Mariske will be joining our Team. Mariske is an experienced rider with a strong body and mind. She has a very positive mindset and is capable of giving an enormous effort to her sport. Mariske is focused and eager to get the best out of herself. Besides that she is a team player. She loves to ride stage races and is willing to work together to get the best result. Mariske is working towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, she is ‘still in the race’ for a qualification. We hope we can support her on her way to Tokyo and to see her ride at the Olympic Games next year for the South African Olympic Team”.

mariske strauss of the cst sandd bafang team on the beach in south africa with her new mountain bike.
“I actually already feel a part of the team. Everyone has been super welcoming and friendly. The prospect of having a new racing family just puts a huge smile on my face and the extra support at races will definitely be the edge I have been lacking.” – Mariske Strauss / @mariskestrauss

Mariske joins Yana Belomoina of Ukraine and Anne Tauber of the Netherlands to complete the international squad managed by former Olympic Champion Bart Brentjens. The CST Sandd Bafang Team Training camp is being held in South Africa, directly after the Tankwa Trek. The Team will ride the Tankwa Trek with 3 teams and Mariske will ride together with South African Candice Lill as a ‘special occasional’ team.

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  1. This is awesome news! great to see local talent getting picked up by a good team. Will be an interesting combo with Jana, Anne and Mariske at XCC/XCO races. 2020 will be an exciting year.

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