It is with mixed emotions that RoadCover announces that Kent Main, RoadCover Tour of Good Hope winner, will be joining the Dimension Data Continental Cycling Team.
Kent Main’s steady rise to prominence was crowned with his exciting win in the Tour of Good Hope last week, showing his mettle in a close finish which saw the 21-year-old cyclist snatching the title by a single second.
“We set up The RoadCover Cycling Team as a stepping stone and platform to grow young and exciting talent and help these athletes progress closer towards the ultimate goal of the European roads. Having said that, we are very sad to see Kent move on,” says Eugene Beck, CEO of RoadCover.
The year has already seen the RoadCover Cycling Team making inroads in the cycling arena, both in South Africa as well as in Africa, with Willie Smit winning the African Continental Championships. Each member brings his own set of strengths, contributing to the overall success of the team. Willie Smit also won the Mpumalanga Tour in January, with RoadCover team member Brendon Davids coming in 2nd place. At SA Road Championships, Willie Smit came second in the time trial and 3rd in the Road Race. While Kent Main won the Tour of Good Hope and RoadCover Cycling Team’s Eddie van Heerden came in 3rd overall.
“We are a close-knit team and all of us are very happy for Kent,” says the RoadCover Cycling Team Manager, Nic White. “Kent Main is a potential player in the international cycling arena with the physical abilities and mental attributes to play there. He is a great team player, a gentleman and a talented cyclist,” says the Team Manager, whose strategic leadership and guidance has created one of South Africa’s top cycling teams.
“RoadCover is honoured to play an instrumental role in developing our South African athletes. We are proud of the RoadCover Team and look forward to our team continuing their strong start to the year,” comments the RoadCover CEO. “We wish Kent the very best in his future career and look forward to RoadCover continuing to play a key role in growing South African cyclists that can be received by international teams,” concludes Beck.