Lactate Threshold Power Output: ... Who knows 😳 - no I really havn't done anything with power on the MTB
Favourite country visited: ...hard to choose they are all so unique! I'd love to go back to Toscana - Italy!
Home Town: Somewhere between George and Jo'burg 😉
Who or what inspired you to start cycling?
At the end of my road cycling career, I had taken up a full time job as a Biokineticist again… I wanted to somehow keep fit, and had decided mountain biking would be a great new adventure. I committed to doing Jo’burg2C with my dad, who is an avid mountain biker and had always hinted he would love to do Sani2c together … The feeling of freedom, adventure and enjoyment I have had on the mountain bike has been better than I could ever have dreamt. The bug bit, and I have never looked back…
Well as a little girl my first bike was a little BMX called a CACTUS… But in terms of mountain biking it was a Santa Cruz highball C - Matt black with yellow…. very similar to the colour of the Scott Spark RC I am on today :)
I needed a challenge and took on the "Swedish classic" where you within 12 months complete a 90km cross country skiing event, a 3km open water swim, a 300km bike ride and a 30km trail run. After that I felt that I needed something else and tried a 120km MTB race and after that I was hooked on cycling. A few months later I did my first Argus.
Road Cycling - I would have to say the London Olympics 2012
But funnily enough the mountain biking has given me the biggest highlights along the way - I think because my first priority is really loving to ride my bike.
On the mountain bike I have 2 big moments that stand out
I just love riding my bike, I love racing, I love team work….
No nothing in particular ….
I love photography, spending time with people that matter to me, surfing, enjoying small things….and I guess coffee drinking is a hobby right?
13 countries if we speak about road and mountain biking….
Enjoy the ride ;)
I guess the most random was this photograph I took in Qatar back in 2010. I was lucky enough to get a great photograph of the moment…
I actually like to live a really slow and quiet life - Focusing on small things.
Everything becomes effortless ;) its a great feeling to remember because it becomes the motivation to train right - just for that feeling.
Lactate Threshold Power Output: 430W?
Favourite country visited: Switzerland
Home Town: George
Who or what inspired you to start cycling?
I started cycling at a young age as I wasn't really good at anything else. Nino Schurter has always been my biggest inspiration, not just because he excels at riding a bike but because he stays humble through it.
Strength and weaknesses?
I am very eager to represent Ascendis on a wide variety of cycling disciplines and I find mens racing in South Africa attracts a lot of publicity thus having a rider on that side of the field as well can only be of benefit to the brand.
I am a major coffee fanatic and I like to surf when I get the chance.
I have visited 11 countries, America was definitely a favorite to travel through while camping, riding trails and racing along the way.
When it comes to racing I find it's most important to keep your head strong as competing is mostly mind over matter. Ride singletrack, keep the rubber side down and always remember to have fun.
One of the most illustrious careers in South African sport came to an end in March 2011 when Malcolm Lange, the most prolific road cycling race winner of the modern era, will hang up his racing bike for good. The 37-year-old Lange, who lives in Fairland, Johannesburg, has decided that the 2011 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour will be his final race as a professional athlete.
Lange, who is the owner of Team Bonitas, a South African-based, internationally registered professional team, has shifted his focus to building his team and sports management business, Lange Sports, which he co-owns with his wife Jackie.
Jackie's experience in corporate communication has given her the ideal foundation to manage the day-to-day functions of Lange Sports as well as focus on VIP liaison and hospitality. Her ability to manage projects on both a large and a small scale makes her an integral member of Lange Sports & Team Ascendis Health on all levels and her creativity adds a soft touch where it’s needed. She is overseeing all media, PR and communication at Lange Sports.
Ascendis Health is a successful and fast growing JSE listed Pharma Company focusing on Health and Care brands for humans, animals and plants. Besides its local pharma and medical business Ascendis holds leading market positions with its own range of brands including: Solal, Nimue, PharmaNatura, Marltons and Efekto as well as its sought after sports nutrition brands Evox,
SSN and Supashape.