- Mokoka makes Marathon Majors debut in Tokyo
- Park’s 68 puts her two shots clear at SA Masters
- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
Freak injury for Cherise
- Updated: January 4, 2011
Reigning South African women’s road cycling champion, Cherise Taylor suffered a broken nose after a freak training injury on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Team USN rider suffered the injury when she misjudged a traffic boom while training but says that it looks worse than if feels and she’s still in full training mode as she prepares to defend her national title in Port Elizabeth early next month.
Taylor was training on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast with her fianc├®, international mountain bike racing star and 2008 Beijing Olympian Burry Stander, when she mistimed the boom that caught her on the bridge of her nose.
ÔÇ£We normally have to ride close behind a car to get through the boom as it’s only set to open for motor vehicles. But I was just a bit too slow on Sunday’s ride,ÔÇØ explained Taylor, who says her nose and one eye are blue from the incident.
ÔÇ£I didn’t think it was too bad, but when I saw a doctor today, I got him to check it out and he confirmed it is definitely fractured. Luckily, it’s not skew!ÔÇØ she smiled.
Taylor says that her breathing isn’t hindered, but that sneezing is painful. ÔÇ£It won’t affect my training. I’ve been putting in some excellent training rides during the festive season and expect to be in peak condition for SA Champs, which is a bit earlier in the year than normal.ÔÇØ