By Shane Stokes
Three time winner David George will be hoping another strong ride in the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Giro del Capo will help him cement a good pro deal for 2006. The Tour de Langkawi victor is still on the hunt for a contract after being let go by Barloworld last Autumn.
The 30 year old showed the best form of his career in winning the 2.HC ranked race in Malaysia and told Cyclingnews this week that he is feeling good in advance of the South African tour, which begins on Wednesday in Wellington.
"All is going well and my form seems to be good since Langkawi," he confirmed. "We have put a team together for the Giro del Capo, sponsored by Nedbank, which is one of South Africa's biggest banks. I hope to ride well there."
George's performance in Malaysia opened up discussions as regards a pro deal for the remainder of the season. He says that talks are ongoing. "I am in negotiation with one or two teams and hope to be back in Europe soon after the Commonwealth Games. Watch this space."
A full David George feature will follow soon on Cyclingnews.