Louis Visser, junior cyclist from Oudtshoorn’s quest to become a professional cyclist has recently received a boost when he was selected to represent South Africa as part of the junior team that will tour Europe in July 2016. Not knowing at that stage that he would also be invited to race in Spain for Ciclista Club Colindres from June to August. Louis is now one of a handful of South African cyclists conquering the roads of Europe!

louisvisser2Photo: L-R: Victor Hurtado Cacho (Team Manager), Louis Visser and David Gomez Gutierrez, (Team Owner)

Louis departed for Spain on 17 June and after 33 hours of travelling he arrived in the village of Entrambasaguas in the North of Spain. Only a few hours after his arrival he had his first ride with his new team to prepare for the Vuelta al Besaya – a three day tour in the region of Cantabria, Spain.The Vuelta al Besaya is one of Spain’s premier junior cycling events, now celebrating its 30th year, with the current world junior road champion also taking part.


        Louis Visser (middle) with teammates Disgara-Colindres at Vuelta al Besaya

Louis will join the Cycling South African junior squad from 5-21 July to compete in various races in Europe and will return to South Africa in August.

Louis had an extraordinary year with excellent results in the Tour of Good Hope, CSA selection races and finishing first in the category for Juniors at the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Photo:Louis Visser Warming-up for Vuelta al Besaya