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Nico Bell

PERSONAL DETAILS

Surname:                                            Bell

First name:                                          Nico

Identity number:                                  8310135235088

Nationality:                                          South African

Cell phone:                                          071 876 4235

Home language:                                  English

PROFILE

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; 17 years Mtb and road

Teams:     

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.

2016 GOALS:

Cape Epic, to finish in the top 5 standings next year, and compete for the African jersey, and go for a win in the next 2-3 years as I become even more mature in my cycling.

Do as many Uci points  Marathon races to gain enough point and to be selected for the S.A team at marathon world champs again.

Compete for overall honours in the National series consisting of 7 races throughout the year.

Take part and compete for top positions in stage race events 2015:

Cape Pioneer

Izuzu 3 Towers.

Sani to Sea

Cape Epic

2015:

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

 

2014;

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

 

2013:

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

 

2012:

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.

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