The Konica Minolta team has announced its roster for South Africa's only registered UCI Tour event, the Giro del Capo (March 4-8). Konica Minolta is the only South African team to have beaten Barloworld in the race. In 2006 Peter Velits from Konica Minolta snatched overall victory from the big race favourites.
Konica Minolta Cycling Team was racing in South African one-day Classics the past weeks to prepare for the five-day stage race. "We are a small team with a number of young riders, thus we have to be specific about what we want to achieve each season, and the Giro del Capo is always an important objective of mine," said Team Manager John Robertson.
Spearheading the Konica Minolta Team will be the two climbers Dennis Van Niekerk and Kosie Loubser. Also in the team are Shaun Ward, Tiaan Swart, Pieter Seyffert and the Australian Casey Munro.
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)