Sixteen year old Addyson Albershardt from Charlotte, North Carolina, a member of the new NOW and Novartis for MS professional women’s cycling team, described why she is proud to be apart of a new team that actively supports muscular sclerosis.
Organizers of the Nature Valley Grand Prix have announced the establishment of the "Carla Swart Sportsmanship Award" as a memorial to the racer, who was killed after being hit by a truck in South Africa last week.
As well as speaking with HighRoad’s spokesperson Kristy Scrymgeour at the start of the third stage of the Tour Down Under, VeloNews asked Bernhard Eisel and Mark Renshaw to comment on their fallen teammate Carla Swart, who on Wednesday was tragically killed while out training in her native South Africa. She was 23.
Collegiate cycling lost its most prolific champion Wednesday when Carla Swart (HTC-HighRoad) was killed while training in her native South Africa. According to reports, Swart was struck by a truck while riding in the Free State Province and died soon after.
The United States’ best-ever female collegiate cyclist is not an American. But someday she might be. South Africa’s Carla Swart, 21, just capped off a mind-boggling collegiate campaign, taking an unprecedented 11 national (both individual and team) titles in road, mountain bike, cyclocross and track. Grabbing that many jerseys in a single year is a feat that no collegiate racer ? man or woman ? has yet accomplished in the history of the National Collegiate Cycling Association.