While SA politicians and educators continue to worry about the brain-drain of skilled personnel to other countries, the SA cycling community welcomes it, and more and more talented young cyclists beat that familiar path to Europe to join the pro peloton on the worlds most competitive cycling circuit.
This time its the turn of Henry Uys who leaves next Sunday, February 21, to join a Belgian based team.
The former Super C teamster will now be riding for the cyclingnews.com-fondriest continental team.
A lot of the races on our program are 1.1 classics and there are a couple of big tours in the offing as well, commented an excited Uys.
The continental team (the old trade three classification) comprises a tantalising mix of talented riders: Britains Tom Barras and Hamish Haynes, Australians Glen Chadwick, Cameron Jennings, Daniel Newnham, and Cody Stevenson, Belgiums Sven de Weerdt and Chris Fry, plus Germanys Sebastian Prengel, and Uys himself.
Its a line up which combines youthful talent and raw promise with some reasonable experience and hard-earned race craft.
Its clear that Henrys in some very good company well keep you posted.