South African women’s elite rider, Mariske Strauss will be joining the CST Bicycle tires Sandd B.V. BAFANG Electric Mountainbike Racing Team and completing the Women squad in the Brentjens Team for 2020.
Mariske will be the 3rd female rider to complete the CST Sandd Bafang MTB Racing Team , next to Yana Belomoina (UKR) and Anne Tauber (NED).
“We are happy that Mariske will be joining our Team. Mariske is an experienced rider with a strong body and mind. She has a very positive mindset and is capable to give an enormous effort to her sport. Mariske is focused and eager to get the best out of herself. Besides that she is a teamplayer.”
“She loves to ride stageraces and is willing to work together to get the best result. Mariske is working towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, she is ‘still in the race’ for a qualification. We hope we can support her on her way to Tokyo and to see her ride at the Olympic Games next year for the South African Olympic Team,” Teammanager Bart Brentjens.
“I actually already feel a part of the team. Everyone has been super welcoming and friendly. The prospect of having a new racing family just puts a huge smile on my face and the extra support at races will definitely be the edge I have been lacking,” says Mariske Strauss.
This year the CST Sandd Bafang Team Trainingcamp is being held in South Africa, directly after the Tankwa Trek (South Africa). The Team will ride the Tankwa Trek with 3 teams. Mariske will ride together with South African Candice Lill. They will ride together as a special occasional team. More about the Tankwa Trek and the Team Trainingcamp will follow later.