Hard work pays off for local cyclist – Mirsab Jordan

Mirsab Jordan is ready to represent SA at the upcoming Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) junior track cycling championships in Germany. Picture by Lonwabo Marele.
Pelican Park junior cyclist Mirsab Jordan, 18, is gearing up to represent South Africa at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Junior Track Cycling Championships in Germany next month. 

The race is one of the oldest track cycling events on the calendar and dates back to 1893.

Affectinately known as Black Lightning, Mirsab’s cycling journey started when he was 13 years old after teacher Igshaan Isaacs at Muhammadeyah Primary School in Wynberg, introduced him to the sport. 

Mirsab earned his national colours earlier this year. He is the former under-16 and current under-19 track champ, has mutliple Western Cape track podium finishes, and won a silver medal at the African continental championships in January.

His style, skill and speed saw him crowned the Keirin champion at the Bellville Velodrome last month. 

Mirsab needs about R37 300 to cover the costs of accommodation, flights and team management for Germany. To help him, see his Backabuddy campaign: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/mirsab-jordan