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Cycle ace’s bad luck

By Mark Etheridge

All Africa Games cycling time trial champion Lise Olivier recently had a double scare while on vacation on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

The Pretoria based rider was hit by two body blows ÔÇô one of them literal ÔÇô┬áin the space of 24 hours.

First she was hit by a motor car while out training and shortly thereafter discovered that a fraudster had cleaned out her bank account.

Explained Olivier: “As far as the road accident is concerned I got lucky this time around. A car missed the slipway and then suddenly turned in the intersection. I went head first over the bonnet. I was lights out for a while but only ended up with stitch/glue on my cheek, road rash, soft tissue damage, sprained fingers and some other aches. Feel really lucky!

“The bank account thing happened the next day. I’m sure I will get it back but its strange how accidents happen in pairs. I’m not letting this get me down.”

Olivier, who rides locally for Team MTN Qhubeka, will ride the European season with Belgium based UCI team Lotto-Belisol.”


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