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January 27, 2013 / by / 4 Comments

The year started on such a high but by Thursday evening, the 3rd of January, celebrations of the new year came to an abrupt end when Olympic star, fellow cyclist and friend, Burry Stander was tragically killed in a road accident. I had just got back from a ride out to Cape Point and was still in my riding kit when we got the news. Both Ryan and I were in utter shock and it took days for the reality to set in. Burry was an absolutely phenomenal athlete and also such a lovely guy. I remember our last conversation so vividly – I was singing his praises about his Olympic performance and as usual he was ever the modest gentleman and thanked me politely. South Africa has lost a true champion and his legacy will live on for a very long time… It feels like a lifetime has passed since I last wrote here but it’s only been a few weeks yet so much has happened! Cape Town summer’s are usually jam-packed with 100’s of events, fundraisers and excuses to have a party, and this season is no exception! Ryan and I flitted between Jordy Smith’s “Bending Colours” premier, […]