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    Nico Bell


    Surname:                                            Bell

    First name:                                          Nico

    Nationality:                                          South African

    Home language:                                  English


    Weight 75kg

    Height 187cm

    FTP 395 watts

    Max power 1415 watts

    I have a full record on training peaks from 09/10/2010.

    Years cycling 19

    2016/2017/2018 NAD PRO MTB(own Team)

    Years cycling; 19 years Mtb and road


    2003 Eyperoptics

    2005-2007 HI-Q

    2008 Toyota Supercycling

    2009 Bells cycling

    2010 TCS

    2011 TCS/Bells cycling

    2012 WESTVAAL COLUMBIA (own team)

    2013 WESTVAAL-BELLS CYCLING (own team)

    2014 RECM Professional cycling team

    2015 RECM professional cycling team

    I like to think of myself as a clever rider, as I conserve my efforts, and plan my racing as to where and when I can attack and get the jump on my competitors!

    I have 17 years of racing experience, so I have had the opportunity to fine tune my skills on the mountain bike, and on the road as well.

    I like long breakaways over a challenging course where the group gets filtered down to a few so I can get the best results.

    This year I have focused most my energy on mountain biking and using road races to gain speed and fitness for the mountain bike events.

    Through sponsorship I will have the means to train more, recover faster, be more prepared at races and have the right backup to achieve my goals.


    African jersey Cape Epic.

    SA marathon champs.

    World marathon champs selection and top 20 result.

    Winning 3 major stage races.

    Winning a road tour.



    Nissan Trailseeker series 1st wining 2 races

    Clover road tour 3rd

    Mpu road tour 3rd

    Tankwa Trek 3rd

    Joburg to sea 2nd

    Berg and bush 2nd

    Mankele 3 towers 2nd

    Cape Pioneer Trek 2nd

    Cape Epic african jersey 2nd

    Cape Epic 11th overall



    3rd overall National mtb series

    Cape pioneer 1st

    Izuzu 3 towers 1st

    Joburg to sea 1st

    Sani to sea 2nd

    Wines to wales 3rd

    Jock road tour 2nd

    Clover road tour 2nd

    Boland tour 4th

    Mpu tour 4th

    Nissan Trailseeker series Gauteng 1st

    Cape Epic African jersey 2nd



    Mpumalanga road bike championships   1st overall

    South African time trial championships   6th overall elite men

    Cape argus mtb challenge 3 rd overall

    Absa cape epic stage 6  7th overall

    Absa cape epic stage 7 6th overall

    Back up team Christoff sauser winning overall absa cape epic

    Nissan Trailseeker buffelsdrift #1 1 st

    Nissan trailseeker curio 1st

    Nissan trailseeker Cullinan 1st

    Sa marathon championships van gaarlens 2nd overall elite men.

    Panorama tour 1 st overall

    Sabie Experience 4 day stage race 1 st overall

    Sani to sea race 3rd overall

    Epic Israel stage race 1st overall

    Izuzu 3 towers stage race 2nd overall

    Ashburton Dullstroom ultra marathon 4th overall

    Ashburton Balito 5th overall



    Bareberton classic ultra marathon 1st overall

    Absa cape epic 8th overall

    Absa cape epic 2nd African jersey

    Lowveld quest 4 day stage race 2nd overall

    Mtn National series clarens ultra marathon uci 1 st overall

    Nissan trailseeker Cullinan 1st overall

    Nissan trailseeker#2 currio 1st overall

    Nissan trailseeker #3 Hakahana 1st overall

    Nissan trailseeker #5 Irene 1 st overall

    Sa marathon championships 5th overall

    Mtn ultra marathon national series Hilton 2nd overall

    Mtn Cruiter cruise ultra marathon 1st overall

    World Marathon championships xcm 37th overall

    Clover tour stage 2 time trial 2nd overall

    Sabie experience stage race 2nd overall

    Selected for World champs national team South Africa

    National series winner ultra marathon



    Mtn sabie ultra marathon   2nd overall

    Mtn clarens ultra marathon 2nd overall

    Mtn wellington ultra marathon 4th overall

    Mtn tulbagh ultra marathon 6th overall

    Big induna S.A marathon champs 2nd overall

    Cape epic 30th overall, partner sustained injuries

    Sani to sea 1 st overall

    Nissan trailseker hazeldeen 1st overall

    Kremetart road race 3rd overall

    National ultra marathon champs winner

    Selection world marathon champs Auatria



    World marathon champs selection France

    MTN Barberton ultra marathon                       6th

    MTN Tulbagh ultra marathon                          7th

    MTN Sabie ultra marathon world cup              5th

    MTN clarens ultra marathon                           2nd

    MTN mabalingwe ultra marathon                    5th

    MTN gravel travel ultra marathon( 3rdS.A marathon champs)4th overall race

    MTN Crater Cruise                                          6th

    Cape Epic stage race                                     8th

    Cape epic African jersey competition              2nd

    Sani to sea                                                    5th

    Gauteng north road champs elite                   1st

    Ride for sight                                                  8th

    Big induna ultra marathon                              1st

    Le coq sportif mtb stage race                         3rd

    Le coq sportif road race                                12th

    Le coq sportif combined race                         2nd

    Nissan mtb series #1                                      5th

    Nissan mtb series#3                                      4th

    Uplands mtb race                                           1st

    Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek (7 day stage race)

    Prologue                                                3rd

    Stage 1                                                 1st

    Stage 2                                                 2nd

    Stage 3                                                 2nd

    Stage 4                                                 1st

    Stage 5                                                 1st

    Stage 6                                                             1st

    GC                                                        1st


    2011 Results


    Mtn Attakwas ultra marathon                         8th

    Mtn Barberton ultra marathon                        8th

    Mtn Clarens ultra marathon                            6th

    Mtn Sabie classic ultra-marathon                  12th

    Mtn Tulbagh ultra marathon                           5th

    Mtn Hilton ultra-marathon                              12th

    Mtn cruiter cruze ultra –marathon                   7th

    Nissan cruiter cruze-half marathon                 1st

    Cape Epic finisher                                  44th (training)

    Sani to Sea                                                   10th

    Panorama tour                                         1st on GC

    Trans Alps                            13TH on GC , 11th on 2 of the stages

    Sun City mtb                                                  8th

    Tour de Free state                                        13th

    Tour de Boland                                            17th

    Dcm Cape pioneer stage race                 2nd overall

    Mtn ultra marathon series overall                   8th

    Das auto mtb series (6 events)                 1st overall

    Uplands mtb race                                           1st

    Dcsr misty valley challenge                             3rd

    Mpumalanga cyclist of the year 2011 award

    Sabie Experience                                     1st overall


    2010 Results


    MTN Barberton mtb classic ultra marathon    12th

    South African time trial champs                      8th

    Panorama tour                                         1st on GC

    Forest to falls mtb classic                               4th

    Mpumalanga provincial road and TT champs 1st

    Mankele mtb nationals elite men                    6th

    Kremetart stage race                                      3rd

    Nori cycle challenge                                       6th

    Tour de Maurice                                              4th

    Kom tour de Maurice                                         1st

    Carousel classic                                             7th

    Clover tour stage 3                                         4th

    Clover tour                                                  8th overall

    Sabie experience                        2nd overall with Jock Green

    Das auto mtb series                                       1st

    2009 and older

    Mpumalanga provincial road and TT champs Elite           1st

    Medi help jock cycle challange                                         6th

    Tour Durban cycle challange                                           9th

    Forest to falls mtb race                                                    2nd

    Sabie classic mtb challange                                             6th

    MTN induna challange mtb                                              11th

    Cruiter cruze mtb race                                                      6thl

    Sabie experience stage race                                           2nd Overall with ben melt swanapoel

    Mpumalanga provincial champs                                       1st               2002/2005/2008

    Gauteng north provincial champs                                    2nd                   2003

    Vodacom race for victory                                                 7th                            2007

    Dome to dome cycling spectacular                                   12th                 2007

    Dischem ride for sight                                                      8th                  2008

    Medihelp Jock Cycle Classique                                        13th                2008

    South African Road champs                                            12th Elite         2008

    South African Time Trial Champs                                     6th Elite          2008

    Giro Del Capo Stage 3                                                    18th                2008

    Giro Del Capo                                                                  40th on GC      2008

    Climbing, Tour riding, Time trialling, Mountain biking.