Kargo Pro MTB gets a UCI Licence

The Kargo MTB team has become the first South African team to receive accreditation as a UCI MTB team. Shaun Peschl, the team manager, had the following to say:

“We are thrilled by the news that we can now officially call ourselves a UCI mountain bike team for 2014. The timing could not have been better with African Champs less than twenty-four hours away and I’m sure all our guys will now be even more motivated to do well in Cape Town than ever before. Looking at how far Doug Ryder has gone with his MTN Qhubeka team on the road – he has truly been an inspiration for us and we hope to have the same impact on the South African MTB scene.”

It’s great to have a local team competing with the big boys of international mountain biking, and it can only be good for local rider development. Look out for the Kargo guys on the World Cup circuit this year, as Rourke Croeser steps up to the elite level and Travis Walker takes on the under 23 series.

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