aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers Media Release

 No: td1907

16 April 2019

   Embargo: None

Written by: Dave Macleod


Tiffany Keep eyes Tour Durban as homeground advantage

Durban – Kloof teenager Tiffany Keep is looking to attack the women’s race at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers as she aims to build on her stunning podium showing at the recent Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The 19 year old former Thomas More College pupil first made a name for herself as a mountain biker, but over the past two years she has transitioned successfully to road racing, evidenced by her shock third place finish in Cape Town last month.

The Highway local is excited to be setting her sights on her hometown major on Sunday 28 April after finishing second to Kim le Court in a two-way sprint finish at last year’s aQuellé Tour Durban.

“I am quite excited for this race, as it is a ‘home’ race for me. I have raced the race previously and do like being a local in a race like this.”

“So far the road cycling scene has been going well for me this year. I have really used the experience I gained last year when I was racing as a junior against the elite women and applied it to the racing I have done this year.

”I have seen that I have come on in leaps and bounds, compared to where I was last year – tactically and learning how to read the race – and this has really helped me a lot.

“I think that was evident in the Cape Town Cycle Tour and I feel that all the hard work is starting to pay off,” said the Valley Electrical/Titan Racing athlete.

“Road cycling I would view as something that I really enjoy doing and even though I came from a mountain biking background, I still want to keep doing both road and mountain biking until I have to choose one.

“I find that both disciplines complement each other and make you stronger, so I am looking forward to continuing my road cycling journey.

Keep noted that some of the women’s teams were agonising between doing the Durban classic and a race in Gauteng on the same day but added that she was sure the women’s race would attract another very competitive field.

“The Tour Durban is respected as a great race to do,” she said, “It’s got some nice climbing, some good descent and some nice views, and I want to be part of a hard, positive race, no matter what the field,” she added.

Keep will have to bring her A game as she will effectively be riding solo, and will have to combat the tactics of the bigger women’s teams racing on the day.

The aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, takes place on Sunday 28 April 2019. More information can be found at www.tourdurban.co.za 

ENDS

Photo Caption Photographer
Credit
Click to download the hi-res pic
aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers Logo  


“I am quite excited for this race, as it is a ‘home’ race for me. I have raced the race previously and do like being a local in a race like this," says Tiffany Keep.

Supplied/
Gameplan Media

Tiffany Keep (right) leading the women's race at last year's aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers. “I have seen that I have come on in leaps and bounds, compared to where I was last year – tactically and learning how to read the race – and this has really helped me a lot.”

Supplied/
Gameplan Media

After finishing second last year, Durban local Tiffany Keep is eyeing the women's title at the aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, on Sunday, 28 April. “The Tour Durban is respected as a great race to do,” she said, “It’s got some nice climbing, some good descent and some nice views, and I want to be part of a hard, positive race, no matter what the field,” she added.

Supplied/
Gameplan Media

Conditions of usage of photographs: All photographs supplied and hyperlinked herewith may be used free of charge, with full credit to the photographer and agency as provided. The photographs may not be modified or retouched in any way, but may be cropped to suit the layout requirements of the publications. The photographs provided may be used exclusively for editorial purposes, and may be reprinted in any newspaper, magazine, television programme or on any website. These photographs may not be used for any commercial or promotional purpose, including but not limited to posters, advertisements, commercials, promotional email correspondence, point-of-sale material or any retail promotion. Should such usage be desired, please contact us at the details below.
Is this of no value to you?
This media release is intended for use by media professionals covering this specific activity or sport. Should this release not be relevant you, please advise us immediately and we will be glad to remove your name from this particular database. It would be useful to us if you could advise us which subjects you would like to continue receiving releases on.
For any further information, or if you cannot access the images, please contact:
Gameplan Media
(031) 764 3017