NAD MTB Team is proud to announce and introduce the 2018 line up.
Current SA Marathon XCM champ, Nico Bell is delighted to welcome Matt Beers who has showed promising talent and his ability to win as well as Wessel Botha who is an exceptional young talent that has the potential to be at the top of international cycling with the help of the team and support structure!
“With the support from NAD and our co-sponsors we are able to grow the team from strength to strength!” – Nico Bell
Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell have been racing for NAD Pro since 2016, showcasing impressive results and growing from strength to strength. In addition to these two riders, we are proud to announce that youngsters Matt Beers and Wessel Botha will join the team for 2018. We are excited to follow their progress and we look forward to watching them learn from the more experienced Combrinck and Bell.
“New Africa Developments is very excited to welcome Matt and Wessel to the team as part of an expanded 4-rider setup. With 4 of the country’s leading riders representing our company, we are confident that the NAD name will consistently appear at the top of the leader board throughout 2018” Robin Houghton(Director)
The new additions Matt Beers (2017 Cape Pioneer Trek winner) and Wessel Botha (2017 94.7 MTB winner) are 24 years old and 19 years old respectively, bringing a new dimension to the team. Although they are young and are excited to learn from Combrinck and Bell, both Beers and Botha have shown a high level of dedication, motivation and maturity that sets them a part in the competitive field of South African mountain biking. Botha said, “I am so excited to race alongside brilliant mountain bikers that I can look to for guidance and advice and call my friends.” Beers is particularly enthusiastic, “I can’t wait to race with the team and have such a professional set-up. I think we are going to have a great year and look forward to the year of racing ahead.”
The 2018 season has started off with a bang for Team NAD MTB Team, winning the Mpumalanga Cycle Tour, where Beers and Botha showed immense maturity and strength, impressing Combrinck and Bell. Beers took the overall win with Botha in the Young rider’s jersey and Combrinck in the blue jersey. The team then impressed again when they tackled Mpumalanga Road Race Championships with Botha taking the win and Bell being crowned the Mpumalanga Road Race Champion. Bell and Combrinck then impressed again at the team’s first MTB race of the season, Barberton XCM MTB Challenge, where the team took a first and second respectively.
Going forward, 2018 is packed with stage races for the team. You can see the team in action at the SA Cup XCO in Stellenbosch, Tankwa Trek, the various National series and Trail Seeker races across the country throughout the year, Stellenbosch UCI World Cup XCO, Cape Epic, Joberg2C, Sani2C, SA XCM Championships, Mankele 3 Towers and Cape Pioneer Trek. A full list of the team’s upcoming races is available on the website, www.teamnad.co.za as well as more information about each rider.
“We are excited to be the Nutritional Sponsor to the NAD Team and to be part of this professional team. NeoLife Nutrition is whole food base supplements and supply the body with the fuel it needs for optimum performance” – Marco Taylor, Neolife
Sponsors for 2018:
NAD – New Africa Developments / Cheetah Plains / Specialised ZA / Nellie / Alan Hudson motors / Bells Cycling / Cape cycle systems (Sram) / Oakley / Look (pedals) / Garmin
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Source: Team NAD