Bob Aldridge dies

South African cycling journalists are mourning the death of colleague, acclaimed sportswriter and...

South African cycling journalists are mourning the death of colleague, acclaimed sportswriter and historian Bob Aldridge, who passed away on Wednesday evening after suffering a severe bout of asthma.

In his career, Aldridge managed great South African sporting personalities like show jumper Annelie Wucherpfenning and world motorbike champion Cork Ballington. As a writer, his uncompleted projects included the biography of former South African running great, Zola Budd, and a fact-based historical novel spanning fifty years from World War II. Aldridge started covering cycling four years ago.

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