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 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.