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Bernard ups the game
- Updated: January 22, 2012
By Mark Etheridge
Our up and coming track cyclist has unfinished business at the final UCI World Cup in London.
Swiss based Bernard Estherhuizen didn’t make the final of the Keirin event although he finished 18th in the sprint event.
Him and Nolan Hoffman represented Team SA in at the China event last weekend. This was the third event in the World Cup series, the previous two having been held at Astana, Kazhakstan and Cali, Colombia.
“Beijing didn’t go to well,” admitted the teenager to Road to London 2012 this week. “It felt like I was over trained the week before I left so I felt drained in Beijing.
“Racing was OK and tactically I rode OK but I just didn’t have the legs that I normally have at World Cups.
“So next month in London I am going to be focusing on the kilo to try get a top five and if my legs are good for the kilo the should be good for the keirin and sprint.”
After the London leg of the World Cup it’s off to Melbourne, Australia for the UCI Track World Championships.