Besides being a prime competitor with 18 titles under her belt, Port Elizabeth star Anriette Schoeman is revelling in her role as ambassador of the long-running Lorraine Cycle Tour.
The 20th edition of what has become a PE institution will be held at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday and the 42-year-old Schoeman is ready to take her place among the podium contenders.
However, she admitted this week that she was suffering from “a bit of a cold”, but was hoping it would not affect her performance.
“I am always keen for this race,” said Schoeman, “although I am not sure if I will be firing on all pistons. I’m hoping to shake this cold off before Saturday.”
Sponsored by African Bank, Mecer and Strada, the tour has a feature race of 80km and also offers distances of 50km and 30km.
Schoeman’s entry into the main race, however, is just one aspect of the occasion as the seven-time Cape Town Cycle Tour