Bicycles can change lives. They can change the lives of all of us and open perspectives. On of them is becoming a professional rider. We asked Songezo Jim, Jay Thomson, and Youcef Reguigui how they found their ways into cycling..

Yesterday marked the first outing of Jacques Janse van Rensburg in his new SA Champion jersey on European race ground. Daniel Teklehaimanot and Nicolas Dougall had a busy day out front at the GP Lugano. Being able to get into the early break both showed the team’s stripes. Daniel later went solo to take the days GPM. His move set up an attack by Natnael Berhane in the final stages of the race..

After a decent showing at the opening weekends spring classics, the next appointment for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be Le Samyn on Wednesday. It will be the 47th edition of Le Samyn and MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will certainly be chasing the victory in this prestigious race. For the past two years running, Kristian Sbaragli secured 5th place at both editions of Le Samyn. In a race Kristian clearly enjoys, the Italian returns after a fine top 10 at the weekends Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne and with a stronger team to boot than in 13′ & 14′. Theo Bos, Tyler Farrar, Matt Brammeier, Serge Pauwels, Jay Thomson, Jaco.