Current e-Sports World Champion, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, ranked 14th in the UCI Road Rankings, has been extended a wildcard entry for this year’s UCI Marathon World Championships.
Moolman-Pasio is no stranger to mountain biking, having competed at many local stage MTB events around the country. Due to the mountainous terrain, the route aligns with her climbing abilities positioning Moolman-Pasio as an exciting addition to the team.
📢 So the news is out 📢 … I'll be racing the @UCI_MTB Marathon World Champs for South Africa on Elba Island, Italy on 2 October. I'm super excited and looking forward to the challenge … but first @flanders2021 🌈 https://t.co/Qzjjn9uwcg
This news comes as the CyclingSA MTB Commission confirms the following riders to represent South Africa at the upcoming UCI XCM World Championships on 2 October 2021.
South African Elite Women Cyclists for the UCI XCM World Championships:
Robyn de Groot
The newly designed Monte Calamita track on the island’s southeast region promises a healthy mix of steep climbs, technical single tracks, fast firebreaks, old mule tracks and dirt roads.
Elite Women Distance: 80km (2 laps)
Photo 1 Caption: Current e-Sports World Champion, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, ranked 14th in the UCI Road Rankings, has been extended a wildcard entry for this year’s UCI Marathon World Championships. Photo: Cycling South Africa