The young guns team of Dylan Rebello and Marco Joubert only have one Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, finish between them but that does not mean they should be underestimated. Here’s what the talented pair had to say ahead of the race…
AE: As an elite rider what do you look forward to most about the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen?
Marco Joubert: It is my first one and knowing it is a tough event I’m looking forward to finish it and say I survived.
Dylan Rebello: This is a big milestone race for the year, along with Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, it is the best way to prepare for a very challenging Absa Cape Epic. The point to point format also allows for a variety of different terrains which make for an interesting event.
AE: How do you prepare mentally and physically, over the festive season, for the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen?
MJ: Not an easy one to answer! The festive season is all about seeing family members that I have not seen in a long time so catching up with family and friends is a big priority but so is riding my bicycle, the weather has been great and there have been a lot of long scenic rides exploring our holiday destination.
DR: Long hours, no Christmas cake and lots of time in the gym!
AE: The Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen always attracts a strong local and international field. Who are you most looking forward to testing your early season form against?
MJ: Knowing that I am underprepared for the Attakwas Extreme makes it difficult to try and think where I would be able to hang in. I really have no idea but am keen to give it a proper go not holding anything back! It will be a good form tester for Epic.
DR: Team Bulls and Canyon (Formerly Topeak Ergon) always bring a strong contingent and as they are some of the best in the world, it is inspiring to test my skills and strength against them.
AE: What advice would you give a rider looking to take on their first Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, race?
MJ: Don’t go out too fast… When preparing for the race make sure you do some good long rides in the heat. DON’T skip any of the water points and enjoy racing!!
DR: Eat from the start and save yourself for the last 50km. Don’t get too carried away in the Attakwaskloof, you can easily end your race there and it’s a long way from home!
|Rider Name||Marco Joubert||Dylan Rebello|
|Team/Sponsor’s Name||Imbuko Momsen||Imbuko Momsen|
|Attakwas Extremes Completed||0||1|
|Facebook Fan Page||Marco Joubert Athlete||Dylan Rebello – Athlete|